If you are looking for a simple 4th of July party drink for your upcoming celebration, I've got the perfect one for you.

I'm also going to show you how you can take one of your kids old toys and turn it into a test tube beverage holder, perfect for parties.

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This project has been on my to-do list for a couple of years. I know, some may think that my craft room is full of stuff that probably needs to be tossed out, but I swear it all has a reason for being there, sometimes it just takes me a little while to get around to doing the projects I have in mind.

Those of you with kids probably remember the Melissa & Doug Pound-A-Peg toy from when your kids were little. My kids loved that toy, but so did the dog, who ended up chewing chunks off the pegs and carrying them around the house like they were his own personal chew toys. So, when we moved a few years ago I threw all of the pegs away, but couldn't bring myself to part with the stand, I just knew it would come in handy for something … some day.

And sure enough, it wasn't long before I discovered that the holes were the perfect size for holding test tube drinks for parties. But, it was worn out and ugly and needed a little makeover, which as you can see took me some time to get around to doing. 

All that was required was a little sanding, a few coats of white spray paint, a spray finish over the top and it was done … why it took me so long to get around to it though I'll never know.

how to make a test tube holder for party drinks

how to make a test tube holder for party drinks
Now then, for your 4th of July celebrations, make your test tubes festive.


  • Kool-Aid – I purchased the big 96oz ready-to-drink Tropical Punch bottle from Walmart (which is under $2).
  • Ice

Simply blend the ice with the Kool-Aid in your blender until it's similar to a slushie, but more liquid, less slush, and pour it into the test tubes.


I found these great pinwheels at Michael's craft store for $1.99 a packet. On the back of the little pinwheel is a plastic clip, so I slid the wood pick out and popped a straw in.

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These do actually spin when outside and in the test tube. So fun.

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The 96oz Kool-Aid ready-to-drink bottles are available at Walmart.

Kool-Aid in Walmart
If you live in one of the areas below, Jim Dillard, pro fisherman, could be coming to your local Walmart to help promote the new 96oz Kool-Aid bottles! There will be product giveaways, tshirts,
games, and more fun activities:

Friday May 30th 5-7pm:
13675 Highway 43 Russellville, AL WM Supercenter

Saturday May 31st 3-5pm:
3100 Hough Rd Florence, AL WM Supercenter

Saturday May 31st 6-8pm:
517 Avalon Ave Muscle Shoals, AL WM Supercenter

Friday June 20th 5-7pm:
1210 Mineral Wells Ave Paris, TN WM Supercenter

Saturday June 21st 3-5pm:
1225 Paris Rd Murray, KY WM Supercenter

Saturday June 21st 6-8pm:
809 N 12th St Murray, KY WM Supercenter

Friday August 8th 5-7pm:
360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th 3-5pm:
1326 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th 6-8pm:
2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC WM Supercenter


Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. #KoolOff

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1 comment

Jenna Wood June 26, 2014 - 1:05 pm

I’m not quite that crafty, but I bet this would be a big hit at our 4th of July picnic! #Client


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