DIY: Craft a Cooler Cooler

July 7, 2015

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Be honest. How many hours have you spent looking for your name on a bottle of Share-a-Coke? I’ve been on the hunt for “Amber” on a bottle of Share-a-Coke for more months than I care to admit. The funny thing is this: when I can’t find “Amber,” I buy a bottle with a name that is vaguely similar. I’ve purchased a “Share-a-Coke with Amanda” and a “Share-a-Coke with Ashley.” Mind you, my name is neither Amanda nor Ashley so this strategy makes exactly zero sense. If I’m gonna to buy a bottle with someone elses name, I might as well for for “Share-a-Coke with William” or “Share-a-Coke with Bonquiqui (does that even exist?!)

Well, here’s the good news, I don’t have to hunt anymore. Turns out the Share-a-Coke site lets you customize your own 8oz glass bottle with your own name or a cute saying. It’s great for that summer BBQ you’re planning (Share-a-Coke with a Grillmaster, anyone!?) or for those of you with unique names (Bonquiqui, I’m talking to you, girl!). Let’s a take a look at how I’m dressing up my Share-a-Cokes for this summer season!StepOutsI picked up this vintage picnic cooler and dressed it up with crafty style. You can create an awesome, customized cooler for toting those Share-a-Cokes to all your sweltering summer soirees. I just added a little vinyl embellishment to a bold red vintage picnic cooler and it’s ready to go!

  1. I cut this design from white vinyl using my Cricut Explore. I also cut a small piece of transfer adhesive.
  2. Place the transfer tape sticky-side-down onto the vinyl design
  3. Peel back the transfer tape and the vinyl design should be stuck to it.
  4. Place the design directly onto the cooler and rub into place
  5. Peel back the transfer tape, leaving the vinyl adhered to the cooler

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When it came time to customize my bottles, I made sure to make one for baby Markus, since the spelling of his name is one that I’m unlikely to find on shelves. I also added a few fun custom saying including my Instagram handle @damasklove and a special bottle for our city of Miami. As hot as it gets here, I’m sure the city of Miami would love to share a Coke with me.

IMG_9358A few paper pinwheels are the perfect summertime embellishment for straws. Your friends are gonna love sipping their Coke through these playful straws. To make the straws, I used the We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board to make 4” pinwheels, which I then glued to paper straws. Easy!IMG_9375

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IMG_9418So now that I’ve given you my Share-a-Coke ideas, I want to hear how you would customize your own bottle? Would you add your name? A fun phrase? Tell me!

This post was sponsored by Coca-Cola through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write this post about Share-A-Coke, opinions, ideas and wacky stories are all mine.

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10 thoughts on “Craft a Cooler Cooler”

  1. I hate to sound really old and out of it, but I’ve never heard of “Share a Coke,” and trust me, I’ll bet there’s no bottle out there with “Roberta” (my given name, after my dad, and you’ve never met 2 more dissimilar people. I’m just happy his name isn’t Henry.) or “Robin” on it. Now that I’ve been made aware of this fad, I’ll have to check it out.
    Love your cooler and all your trimmings–so cute! Thanks for putting a smile on my face. oo

  2. I didn’t know about this promo either. I buy all my Coke in 2 liter bottles and rarely (never) from a vending machine. But I was in PT for my bicep tendonitis and my trainer buys Coke from their vending machine.( A trainer that drinks Coke–imagine that!) Well one day I was in Target and lo and behold, there was a bottle with his name on it. Just staring me in the face. Naturally I bought it. I made a “wine tag” for it that said “Have a Coke and a smile”. I happened to have an old Jolee sticker of a Coke bottle and I even own a stamp that says “It’s the real thing!”! (Way too much in my stamping room!)
    He went nuts for it. Don’t know which he liked better, the personalized Coke bottle or the homemade tag! To my knowledge, he has yet to drink it! I’m guessing he never will.
    BTW love that vintage cooler!!!!

  3. To cool Amber! My name is a common name but it has been hard to find Linda so I have given up. Maybe that’s why…it is so common that they sell out fast. However, creating one myself is an option. Thanks for sharing that. My son tells me that he knows he will never find his because of the spelling. His name is Briant and my daughter is Brianna. I haven’t seen either of theirs yet. I like the cooler design as well!

  4. Girl, I’ve been away for a while, but I’m back stalking your blog…LOL! I love the customized share a coke crave and I don’t even drink Coke…(yes I said and admit it). However I couldn’t pass up the chance to get my family’s unique names customized on them. I had to suggest a few names to them though…how dare they not have my children’s name. Love your upscale of that Cooler! You Rock Girlfriend! We gotta get together from some crafting…(you’re on my bucket list to meet in person one day). Smooches…

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