You might be surprised to learn that koozies can be used for more than just keeping your drinks cold. You can use old koozies for a bunch of different projects at home or around the office.

If you have extra bottle koozies on hand, take a look at these ideas for what to do with old koozies! These alternative uses for koozies may just blow your mind. 

How to Repurpose Koozies

Just because your koozies aren’t on your drinks, doesn’t mean you can’t use them around your home or office. Here are alternative uses for koozies beyond just keeping your beverage cold!

  • Storage Containers
  • Moving Pads
  • Ornament Sleeves
  • Smudge Glove When Drawing
  • Shaving Cream Holders
  • Earring or Pin Cushions
  • Roll & Store Posters
  • Turn Into Bottle Grips
  • Prevent Fruit From Bruising

Storage Containers

koozie as a storage holder
yellow koozie

Small items like bobby pins and pens can get strewn around a drawer or easily get lost. Use a koozie to organize your junk drawer by filling it with pens, or by attaching bobby pins around the opening.

Furniture Moving Pads

koozie as a moving pad

Nothing is worse than scratching your floors when moving heavy furniture. The next time you’re moving or just want to rearrange your living room, place koozies on the feet of heavy furniture so it doesn’t damage your floors.

Ornament Sleeves

koozie as an ornament holder

Ornaments are beautiful to look at on a finished Christmas tree, but storing them can be difficult because delicate glass is easily breakable. The cushion of a neoprene or foam koozie makes the perfect ornament holder. You can safely store all your ornaments in a box once they are protected properly by a koozie!

Smudge Gloves When Drawing

koozie as a smudge protector

When you’re drawing or sketching, nothing is worse than smudging your fresh paint or ink with your hand. Simply cut a thumb-sized hole in the side of the koozie and fold the bottom piece in half so it fits between your fingers! No more annoying smudges.

Shaving Cream Holders

koozie as a shaving cream holder

Keeping a can of shaving cream in your shower is convenient, but it can also cause pesky rust rings. Protect your shower by placing the can inside a koozie. No more scrubbing away rust rings!

Earring or Pin Cushions

koozie as an earring holder
koozie as a pin holder

Small items like earrings and pins can be hard to keep track of! You can use a koozie to secure earrings or pins by poking them through the material. Then you’ll have these items easily on hand without needing to search for them.

Roll & Store Posters

koozie to roll up posters

If you don’t have a rubber band handy when storing posters, use two koozies on each end of a rolled poster! This method will keep your poster rolled up securely without having to fold it or risk damaging it.

Turn Into Bottle Grips

Turning your koozie into a bottle holder is a fun craft idea for working out, running, or just to take your water bottle on-the-go. To make your koozie into a wearable bottle holder, follow these steps:

koozie bottle holder step 1

Step 1:

Cut off the bottom

koozie bottle holder step 2

Step 2:

Fold the koozie in half

koozie bottle holder step 3

Step 3:

Cut out the shape of a rectangle

koozie bottle holder step 4

Step 4:

Open the koozie and slide on to a bottle

Prevent Fruit From Bruising

koozie fruit holder

Bring an apple to work for lunch or a snack and prevent it from bruising by placing it inside a koozie! There’s nothing worse than biting into a bruised piece of fruit, so you’ll appreciate the protection a koozie provides.

Final Thoughts

Who knew old koozies could be upcycled and made useful? Whether you use yours to keep a beer cold on a hot summer day or to protect your floors from scratches when moving furniture, there’s no reason to throw your koozies away.

Put these ideas to practice, and while you’re at it, visit Quality Logo Products if you’re looking for even more custom koozies to have around the house. You’ll find these awesome drink sleeves in every color imaginable!

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