If you love keeping yourself hydrated all the time, or want to cherish yummy drinks while you are on your work desk – a water dispenser or cooler can prove to be a complete boon to keep them handy. And this working DIY Water Dispenser shared by IdunnGoddess is not just uber cool, but super easy to work up!
And it’s not just a plain water dispenser, you can employ it to keep your beverages, lemonades, iced teas and much more on the tabletop – simply making a glassful of the same as and when required and get going to sip!
You would be delighted to learn that just a handful of basic supplies that you perhaps, already lying around the house are all that goes into the making of this DIY Water Cooler. Specifically, you are going to need an empty Pringles can, an empty Nutella jar, a pair of nail clip scissors, a sheet of paper, a pencil, a glue stick, a hot glue gun, a knife, an empty toothpaste tube and a drinking straw to get it done.
First of all, you need to keep the toothpaste cap on the side of the Pringles container and trace its circumference, further cutting out the traced circle using a nail clipping scissor. Next, draw a curved line right underneath the hole and cut along the curve too. Draw two straight lines that extending from the two ends of the curve to the bottom of the container, and cut the shape out. Make sure the section is wide enough to accommodate a glass later.
To get rid of the original packaging print and add a touch of finesse, cover the whole container with a sheet of white vinyl, or simply coat it with white spray paint. Cut out the two aforesaid shapes hiding beneath the paper as well.
How To Make Working Water Dispenser – DIY Desk Water Cooler
(Video and pictures via IdunnGoddess)
Next, you grab the toothpaste tube and cut it through the middle, removing the contents and keeping the side with the cap for the project. Divide the tube into smaller strips using a scissor without cutting the hard plastic part on top. Extend the individual strips outwards and apply drops of hot glue on each of the strip. Adhere the toothpaste tube into the hole in the Pringles box, making sure that the opening of the tube sticks out of the hole.
Grab the Nutella jar and mark a line through its center, while also extending the marking to the side of the lid. Make two dots on the top of the lid in a way that they are in line with the marking on the side. Cut out the two dots, inserting the drinking straw through one of the small holes you just made.
To allow for passage of water through the dispenser, you put the lid upside down atop of the Pringles box, making the other end of the straw stick out through the toothpaste tube. Once you get the right assembly, invert the lid and glue the straw in place, further putting it back on and gluing the straw to the toothpaste tube as well. Cut out the unwanted portion of the straw and put the cap of the toothpaste tube on.
Fill the Nutella jar with your favorite drink or simply water, and screw it to the Pringles container by turning the container upside down, lastly, flipping the assembly all over again. Now your water dispenser is all set to fill a glass kept inside the empty section of the dispenser with the drink!
Head to the video tutorial to learn the steps through visual instructions and build your very own DIY Water Dispenser!