We’re focusing on dads this month so it seems fitting that we create a simple gift for that special guy in your life.

Summer is here and temperatures are on the rise in the Upstate. Why not make Dad a personalized coozie for his favorite ice-cold beverage? For a few dollars and a little bit of time — and some creativity — you and the kids will have a fun, practical gift Dad can use again and again.

Drink coozies are available with every message, sports logo and event imaginable these days, but I bet Dad doesn’t have one like this yet. Dads love special, personal gifts and what’s better than a one-of-a-kind drink holder with his favorite photo? This easy, inexpensive project can be personalized by each child in the family.


  • Foam drink holder
  • Favorite photo(s) – no larger than 2 inches square
  • Foam or scrapbooking stickers
  • ¾ inch duct tape for crafting
  • Mod Podge (matte finish)
  • Foam brush


  1. Paint back of photo with Mod Podge and glue to foam drink holder. (Repeat for any additional photos)
  2. Create a frame with duct tape making sure to overlap edge of photos.
  3. Decorate with stickers.
  4. Paint front of photos (and scrapbooking stickers, if used) with a few thin coats of Mod Podge to seal. Let dry.

*To clean: wipe with a damp cloth. Do not scrub or submerge. Not dishwasher safe.

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