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Pretty DIY Outdoor Drink Pitcher Protector

Pretty DIY Outdoor Drink Pitcher Protector

It is such a nice, relaxing thing to do…entertain outdoors. Sadly, most of us without screened in areas get more guests than we bargained for with the bugs that like to show up to the party, too. A little diy fix and you can at least banish the bugs from your drinks! Making this DIY Outdoor Drink Pitcher Protector takes about 10 minutes to make with the help of your trusty Elmer’s cordless glue gun.


The first time I ever saw a food protector like this was about 10 years ago when my friend brought me back a very thoughtful souvenir from her safari trip in Africa. It was beautifully beaded and obviously very lovingly hand made. And brilliant. It was decorative and functional, and did a really great job of keeping bugs out of drinks when we brought pre-made pitchers of tasty beverages outside.

Pitcher Protector Materials:

  • Two 9-inch pre-cut tulle circles (like this)
  • 30-36 inches beaded trim (like this)
  • Elmer’s Glue Gun and Craft Bond Glue Sticks

How to Make Your Pitcher Protector

DIY-Pitcher-Cover-1Gather up your supplies! If you don’t want to buy your tulle circles pre-cut, it’s perfectly ok to buy plain old tulle and make circles from it. It’s about 75% less expensive that way, you’ll just have to work a little bit more.

DIY-Pitcher-Cover-3You’ll want your bead trimming to be between 30-36 inches or so. Lay the trim in a circle with the beads facing out of the circle with the “good” side down. Overlap the ends and glue together with your hot glue gun. (P.S. This is a corded glue gun in this picture, but have to tell you…the Elmer’s Cordless Hot Glue Gun is the coolest craft gadget I own! A crafty must-have.)

DIY-Pitcher-Cover-4This part you’re going to want to do reeeeeealy fast. Run a bead of hot glue around your entire trim circle.

DIY-Pitcher-Cover-5Hard to see in this photo, but as soon as the bead of hot glue goes down, press your two layers of tulle into the hot glue. I used a pencil eraser to press it together so as not to burn my fingers.

DIY Pitcher Cover-6You may or may not have a little extra tulle at this point that goes past the edges of your trim. Super easy fix, not to fear, just cut off the excess.

And that’s it!

DIY-Pitcher-Cover-8Drape it over the top of your pitcher when you’re outside to keep the bugs out of your beverage.

DIY-Pitcher-Cover-31Go crazy with the trim–the wilder the better on this one, I think!


This post was sponsored by Elmer’s Products. All thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own even though I totally love Elmer’s and have a craft stash full of their stuff.

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

JaneEllen Jones

Monday 7th of November 2016

I seem to remember seeing this idea awhile back also. Sure is great idea isn't it? Your pitcher cover is so gorgeous, all that beaded trim is stunning. Won't your guests think you are so clever to cover drinks so beautifully. Anybody who entertains outside will certainly want to make one. Me and hot glue guns are very wary of each other so will find way not to get near that glue,lol.

Have lovely week


Monday 8th of August 2016

OMG! I love this idea! Definitely want to make this.