I'm not going to lie.. I'm still quite partial to sneaking a hip flask into my handbag on a night out (I can't help myself, I'd rather spend my money on shoes and biscuits.) when I saw this DIY to cover hip flasks on a beautiful mess I knew I had to try it.. it's so darn simple! 

you'll need:

a hip flask (lots on amazon for as little as £3)
oilcloth fabric/PVC fabric often used for tablecloths (you can find some on eBay, etsy)
glue, craft knife or scissors

this project only takes 10 minutes or so to make! start off by cutting a strip of oilcloth or waterproof PVC fabric to fit around your flask (you'll want it to overlap an inch or so.) 

you'll probably find a lot of oilcloth is sold by the half meter/meter so you'll have lots left over for other projects. I picked up mine in dunelms and it only cost me about £2 for each half meter (eBay is a great source for these wipe clean fabrics; I've seen some really nice gingham and polka dot ones ones but I didn't have the patience to wait for them to arrive!) if you really want to splash out cath kidston have the world's most amazing oilcloth selection!

once you've cut it to fit fold the oilcloth around and simply glue in place using a multi purpose glue (one that adheres to metal is best!)

taaa daaaa.. I think it's happy hour time!

I think they look pretty darn cute and I can't believe how quick they are to make! I'm going to source some more oilcloth in different patterns and make some more for my friends.. I think they'll make great gifts. 

what do you think.. would you try making these too?

caroline x

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  1. I'm going to have to do this - hip flasks are always a must on nights out!


  2. This is going on my craft list without a doubt!

  3. So simple and so cute! Urban Outfitters always have these in their gift range, but DIY is miles cuter~



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  5. This is such a cute idea!

    Maria xxx

  6. Fab! I will definately be trying this! X

  7. You could even machine embroider onto the oil cloth and personalise them...got me thinking now 💗💗💗

  8. Coming from someone who owns a pub, I really hate the fact that you take your own drinks on a night out! But given how cute these hip flasks are I'm inclined to let you off, if you're gonna do it I guess you should do it in style rather than in a crappy empty bottle of coke or whatever!


    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

  9. These are so cute! I'm not particularly a drinker, although at the moment it's only because I can't afford it, but I'm very tempted to make a couple of these as they're so cheep to do :)

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  10. ABSOLUTE. GENIUS. So easy to do and I have done the same on a night out too. Who need to spend money on vodka when we can spend it on clothes and crisps?! ;)

    Found your blog through Myzine by the way!

    Mags xx

    (My latest post ** Head to Toe in Cloud Print **)

  11. Would someone like to have a go at this with a SWIG® Hip Flask? Would love to see what you cane come up with. I'm at David@swigflasks.com (from www.swigflasks.com)


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