The Anywhere Cup Holder That Glows in the Dark

The glow in the dark cup holder will change the way you drink anything in the dark. All it is, is a 3 piece unique invention that will adjust to any counter top or table top, making it easy to transport and put it anywhere you like.

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Step 1: Materials List

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Wood (any kind would be fine depending on your preference)
  • Band Saw
  • Sand Paper (optional)
  • Nails
  • Command Strips (to put over the adjuster and to put on the wood so it does not damage anything you put it on)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Drink koozie

Step 2: Step 1: Drafting

  • The first thing you need to do is draw out and dimension the first two parts. The first part is just a simple piece that looks like the letter U with a tail at the bottom.
  • All the measurements are in inches.

Step 3: Step 2: Drafting

  • The next step is to draw out the second piece. It looks like the letter C.

Step 4: Step 3: Drawing and Cutting

  • You need to draw out the shapes with the correct dimensions on a piece of wood.
  • After that you can get out the band saw and get to cutting on it.

Step 5: Step 4: Cutting Each Peice

  • Start cutting each piece that you drew out on the wood.
  • Cut out the first piece that looks like the letter U
  • Then cut out the piece that looks like the letter C.
  • When your cutting the letter U, you need to cut a circle out of the piece so that the drink can sit there.
  • Draw out the circle before you cut it.
  • The reason why I draw and cut it after is because you can choose to either use a koozie or a lawn chair cup holder to put in the place to hold the drink. I did that so that I knew how big I wanted the circle to be.

Step 6: Step 5: Nailing the Two Pieces Together

  • The types of nails I used was (look at first two images)
  • After you get the nails, you need to nail the first to pieces together.
  • You can see where I nailed the last image. Its near the middle of the C piece.

Step 7: Step 6: Drilling the Wholes for the Adjuster

  • The drill bit sizes that you will need are
  • Drill the first hole with the drill bit size at (see first photo)
  • Drill the second hole with the drill bit size at (see second photo)
  • You need to find the right drill bit sizes for the piece that goes through.

Step 8: Step 7: Painting

  • The paint I used to paint it with I bought at Lowes.
  • When you start painting it you need to do it in coats.
  • Spray it a little at a time so It doesn't just get blobs of paint everywhere.
  • After you paint it and everything, you need to let it dry maybe over night or for a few hours, depending on how bright you want the cup holder to glow. The more paint you put on there, the brighter it will glow.

Step 9: Step 8: Hot Glue the Koozie

  • Hot clue the koozie to the U piece

Step 10: Video

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    3 years ago

    Really cool idea! Cup holders are the best!