I made this last weekend for a hobo-themed picnic: something rustic, in-costume, but probably not practical for real usage.
But then I started using it. Every day this week, I've filled it with tea to bring to class or carry around campus. And I love it!
Basically, it's a mason jar on a strap. But it's so much more! It's a water bottle that doesn't leak if you throw it in your backpack, doesn't deform if you fill it with hot tea. Because of the strap, you can carry it around over your shoulder, and pick it up even if the jar is hot.
As a bonus, it's also WAY more environmentally friendly than those take-out coffee cups that always spill anyway. And as a friend of mine pointed out, it's a portable solar-powered tea maker!
So if this intrigues you, or if you just want to be the hippiest or the hipster-est, read on for my simple instructions.
Step 1: Materials
You need a mason jar (mine is a wide-mouthed quart jar.. in case I need a quart of tea) and a strap.
The strap can be any length, natural fibers preferred (for authenticity/not melting).