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
Gather 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.
You’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.)
And that’s it!