DIY Magnetic Spill-Proof Drink Tray
Let’s face it: everyone has spilled their drink or broken a glass before. This unavoidable mishap can happen when we’re alone, but it can be an even easier accident to make whenever you have guests in your home. Nothing is quite worse than needing to clean the carpet mid-party. Even worse, some stains may never fully wash out of clothing, carpet, or upholstery. But with the help of magnets, you can make carrying drinks much easier than ever before.
This magnetic drink tray will allow you to carry all kinds of drinks around your house with ease. It’s very easy to make and only requires a few materials, so you’ll be a party-hosting master in no time at all.
Here is what you will need to begin:
- A metal tray of your choosing
- Neodymium Disc Magnets
- Drinking glasses or cups of your choice
Step 1: First, place the neodymium magnets on your drink tray. Make sure the poles of the magnets are so that the bottom sticks to the tray. Test them by trying to pick them up off of the try to be certain the pull force won’t make it too difficult to pick up a drink.
Step 2: Take the glasses you chose and turn them upside down on a flat surface, preferably on top of newspaper or cardboard so that you don’t get the glue on your table or floor.
Step 3: Take a magnet off of the tray and apply a small amount of superglue to the side facing up from the surface. Stick the magnet onto the bottom of the cup, making sure it is as level as possible. Repeat this step on each of your cups.
Step 4: Let them sit out to dry overnight. Then, simply stick the magnetic glasses onto your tray and you can get ready to enjoy your spill-proof drink tray!
As always, be careful when carrying drinks. While it will be much easier to prevent spills from now on, if you are worried you will topple over, it may be best to carry one drink at a time. Which types of drinks will you use your new tray for? We love sharing ways magnets can help improve our daily lives. Show us your magnetic DIYs by sending us an email or sharing on our Facebook page. For more DIYs, check out the magnets for crafts or fix it with magnets sections of the blog.