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You Can DIY a Floating Beverage Tray for Your Summer Swims

Multiple colorful pool noodles float in a pool.
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As the sun shines and the sparkling pool beckons, it’s time to elevate your poolside experience with a clever and budget-friendly trick: a DIY floating beverage tray.

Not only will this DIY pool float tray keep your refreshments within arm’s reach at the pool, but it’s also a fun, customizable, and affordable alternative to buying one. All you need is a pool noodle, a bin, and a bungee cord.

The pool noodle is a secret weapon when it comes to summer life hacks. You can quickly transform this versatile foam tube into a functional beverage holder with a few simple steps.

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Add some cup-holders to your beverage tray for the perfect pool experience.

Start by grabbing a bin that will fit your favorite beverages. Next, cut the pool noodle into four pieces that match the sides of your bin. Once this is ready, thread a bungee cord through the center of your pool noodle and clip it around your beverage bin.

If you want to get fancy, you can tie a rope to your DIY floating beverage holder to create a handle that’s easier to grab. When everything is ready, fill your bin with ice and a collection of summer beverages, then head out to the pool and enjoy!

Not only is this DIY option incredibly cost-effective, but it also allows you to unleash your creativity. Personalize your floating tray with vibrant colors and all your favorite summer drinks, or even attach cup holders for added convenience.

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