For years, I have been trying to find a way to keep my water bottle cold and dry. The metal reusable bottles are the best as they survive my less-than-gentle-and -graceful treatment. My strategy is to fill a bottle half way with water, pop it in the freezer. When I am ready to leave for the day, I fill the remaining space in the bottle with water and drop it in my bag. Condensation creates a bit of damp exterior, making a mess of any book or paper product also in my bag.
In an attempt to solve this problem, I started using a sock, which worked pretty well but, frankly, looked weird. So, I took the aesthetics into consideration. Here is my reuse solution. If FrankenSock gets dirty, throw it in the wash with the rest of the socks.
- Reusable bottle (I used a Giant's bottle that I picked up at a game)
- 1 sock, preferable with a hole
- Needle and thread
1) Lay the sock on a flat, hard surface. Cut it just above the heel, straight across. Set aside the top part of the sock.
2) Remove the heel from the bottom part of the sock.
3) Cover the bottom of the bottle with the bottom portion of the sock.
4) Cover the top portion of the bottle with the top portion of the sock, adjusting the overlap so that it doesn't over the bottle mouth.
5) Using the needle and thread, stitch the two pieces together. While I haven't tried it, I would assume you could probably use glue to attach the two pieces, being careful not to glue the sock to the bottle.
6) Should the creative bug strike you, embellish with buttons, ribbon or other interesting bits. I left mine plain as the sock pattern was interesting enough for me.