DIY Drink Carrier: Sip, Sip Hooray!

Running out for Sonic drinks and need a way to carry everyone’s order without spills or mix-ups? This DIY drink carrier is your perfect solution!

Using a sturdy yet collapsible plastic six cup carrier from Amazon and a touch of creativity with a Cricut machine, you can make a functional and adorable drink caddy that will make you look like a hero when you return with everyone’s drinks intact and correctly labeled.

Here’s how to create your own drink carrier that’s both practical and stylish.

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Materials You’ll Need for Drink Carrier DIY

Drink Carrier DIY Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Prepare Your Carrier

Start by purchasing a sturdy plastic six cup carrier. This carrier is designed to hold drinks securely and is collapsible for easy storage when not in use.

Step 2: Create the Design with Cricut

  1. Upload the SVG File: Open Cricut Design Space and upload the free “Sip, Sip Hooray” SVG cut file.
  2. Size the Design: Adjust the size of the design to fit your drink carrier. Ensure it’s not too large or too small for the front of the carrier.
  3. Cut the Vinyl: Load your vinyl into the Cricut machine and let it cut out the design.
cutting with a cricut joy machine

Step 3: Apply the Vinyl

  1. Weed the Design: Use a weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl from around your design. (this is my favorite part–so satisfying!)
  2. Transfer Tape: Apply transfer tape over the design, smoothing out any bubbles.
  3. Place on Drink Caddy: Carefully position the design on the drink carrier and smooth it down. Use a scraper tool to ensure the vinyl adheres well.
  4. Remove Transfer Tape: Slowly peel away the transfer tape, leaving the vinyl design on the carrier.
burnishing with cricut tool

Step 4: Personalize with a Chalk Pen

Use a chalk pen to label each cup space. You can personalize it with specific order details, names, or use a simple number system. This way, everyone’s drinks are easily identifiable.

Once you’re orders are all handed out, you can take a damp paper towel or sponge and erase the chalk pen markings. If your orders are always the same, just leave it!

Sonic Drinks for Sonic Happy Hour

When it comes to Sonic, there are some classic and secret menu drinks that are crowd favorites. Here are a few to keep in mind when taking orders:

  • Cherry Limeade: A refreshing mix of cherries and lime, perfect for a hot day.
  • Ocean Water: A tropical blend of coconut and Sprite, giving it a beautiful blue hue.
  • Strawberry Limeade: Fresh strawberries and lime for a fruity, tangy drink.
  • Lemonberry Slush: A slushy mix of lemonade and strawberries.
  • Blue Raspberry Slush: A fun, icy drink bursting with blue raspberry flavor.
  • Secret Menu Favorites:
  • Pink Flamingo: A mix of Sprite, pineapple, orange, and cherry.
  • Purple Sprite: Sprite with Powerade, lemonade, and cranberry juice.
  • Dr. PepperO“: A combination of Dr. Pepper, lemonade, and Powerade.

more Sonic drink ideas…

sonic menu drive thru

Why This DIY Drink Carrier is a Game Changer

This drink carrier not only ensures you return with everyone’s order correct and unspilled but also adds a personal touch and function to the process.

holding drink carrier in the car with drink orders

By using your Cricut machine to add the cute “Sip, Sip Hooray” design, you can make it just that much more fun.

drink carrier with sonic drinks

Try these other fun sayings below as well.

Other Fun Drink Sayings for Your DIY Drink Carrier

  1. “Sippin’ Pretty”
  2. “Cheers Y’all”
  3. “Drink Up, Buttercup”
  4. “Stay Cool”
  5. “Refresh & Revive”
  6. “Hydrate & Celebrate”
  7. “Sip Happens”
  8. “Keep Calm and Drink On”
  9. “Sippity Do Dah”
  10. “Pour Decisions”
  11. “Sip Back and Relax”
  12. “Drink Bliss”
  13. “Life’s a Sip”
  14. “Cheers to Good Times”
  15. “Beverage Bliss”
  16. “Sip the Day Away”
  17. “Quench Your Thirst”
  18. “Sip and Smile”
  19. “Fizzy Fun”
  20. “Cheers to You”

The collapsible feature of the drink caddy makes it convenient to store when not in use, and the chalk pen personalization ensures no more mix-ups.

drink carrier collapsed

Whether you’re running out for Sonic Happy Hour drinks or bringing Starbucks coffee back to the office, this cup carrier is the perfect accessory to make you look like the hero of the day.

I love the idea of it being used as a Starbucks drink carrier.

drink carrier

Creating a personalized cup carrier is a fun and practical DIY project that enhances your drink runs.

With a Cricut machine, some vinyl, and a plastic cup carrier, you can easily craft a sturdy and stylish solution for transporting multiple drinks.

drink carrier with sonic drinks over the pool

Not only will it make your life easier, but it will also make for a smooth happy hour drink run with its fun design and functionality.

drink carrier with sonic drinks on pool ledge

So, grab your materials, follow these steps, and enjoy the convenience and style of your new drink carrier. Happy crafting!

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