How to Make a Bean Bag Cup Holder? – Easiest Method

A Bean bag cup holder is a soft tool that is used to hold cups. Now you will have doubt why we use that? How is it different from other cupholders? 

The answer is bean bag cup holders do not have rigid structures. It has a large bottom. Therefore, it can keep stability on most surfaces, including the couch, floor, bed, man cave, car, park, beach, and More! 

Moreover, it is made with Fabric. Thus, it does not slip on the surfaces like other cupholders. Generally, the typical cupholders tend to drop because they cannot perfectly adjust to the existing surfaces.

But here, the bean bag cupholder has a flexible structure. Therefore it allows adjusting with any surface. 

I hope now you briefly clarify the benefits of this. But how do you create a bean bag cup holder at home?

There are different kinds of bean bag cup holders available in the market. However, you do not need to spend your money on every small tool when you can make it easily at home. It is something you can enjoy. 

So use the following methods to make a bean bag cup holder and enjoy it!

Make a Bean Bag Cup Holder

Table of Contents

First, Clarify Your Requirements

Before making a bean bag cupholder, you have to clear some things. So, think of answers to the following questions.

  • How many cups do you need to hold in the bean bag cup holder at once?
  • What are the shapes of these cups?
  • Do you want to keep mugs with handles on there?
  • Do you want to hold different size cups on the bean bag holder?

Now you know your exact requirements. Anyhow, which type of surfaces do you focus on placing this bean bag cupholder on? It can be a bed, car seat, or any other surface. 

Why knowing these facts are essential? 

Think if you wish to use a bean bag cupholder in the car, then its designs, color, dimensions, and shapes should match the car seat.

Also, according to the place it uses, the number of cups holders the type and shape of the cup holder should change. Now you have a good idea about your requirement. So, let’s move to the next section!

Make Bean Bag Cup Holder Using Memory Foams

Shredded Memory foam is a commonly used material to fill typical bean bags. However, here we use memory foam sheets. Not the shredded form, as it is the easiest way to make a cupholder. 

Required Materials

  • Foam sheet
  • Fabrics
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Scissor
  • Paper cutter
  • Plastic cup holders

After organizing the above things, start the below process.

Step 1: First, Draw a Rectangular Shape Design on the Memory Foam

The foam dimensions are the main factor that determines the size of your bean bag cup holder. Therefore, you can customize the length and width measurement according to your requirements. 

For example, if you wish to use this tool mainly on the sofa, the dimensions of the bean bag should match the sofa seat size because you have to place them there, stably. Also, you can decide the required space according to the number of cups holders amount. 

Here, I explain the process of making a bean bag holder with 15 x 10 x 4 inches (length x width x height). 

If single-layered memory foam does not have this much height, you can paste two pieces together to make the required height. 

Step 2: Cut the Rectangular Shape Using a Paper Cutter

Now you have the basic structure of your bean bag. Let’s check how it is to convert cupholder.

Step 3: Draw the Shapes of the Cups that you Want to Keep in the Bean Bag

In this step, you can use glasses, mugs, and other small cups that you wish to place on this tool. The primary purpose of this step is to take the exact dimensions and shapes of the cup. 

Here, place the opening of the mug on the foam sheet. Then mark its shape using a pen. Keep some space between the drawings because these marks are used to create cup holders. So, eventually, distribute them on the bean bag.

Step 4: Dig a Hole in the Foam Sheet

Use a paper cutter and remove the foam portion inside the drawn lines. Here, we take the sheet four inches in height. But do not dig the whole 4 inches. Allow 1-inch space and dig only 3 inches. Then your warm cups do not touch the sofa, bed, or car seat directly. Further, the one-inch layer will act as an insulator. 

You can use these holes directly to place your cups. If not, you can fix separate cupholders inside these holes. It is your choice. But it is a better choice to set plastic cupholders, as it will increase the lifespan of your bean bag cup holder and protect the bean bag from unexpected spills. 

However, if you wish to place these cupholders, you can draw their measurements on the foams. Then you can easily insert them into the holes. Click here to see them on Amazon. 

Now 70% of the work is completed. Let’s check how to complete the rest of the work! 

Step 5: Make Cover for this Bean Bag Cup Holder

Generally, people use rich-looking material to add a glamorous look to their interiors. Therefore, select velvet or rich-looking Fabric that matches your car seat or sofa color. 

To create a cover, Draw a Shape that Looks like the Below Image on the Fabric.

bean bag cover draft

A = Top surface of bean bag holder

C = Bottom surface of bean bag 

B,D,E,F = Side surfaces

The cover’s length, width, and height should be 15 x 10 x 4 inches. It would help if you allowed free spaces from the drawn edges for sewing purposes. 

Sew all Edges of the Bean Bag Beside the “F” Side Portion

Here it would help if you sewed the backsides of the fabrics. 

Sew the Zipper to the F Portion of the Fabric.

The zipper will help you to remove the bean bag cover easily. So, when it gets dirty, you can easily unzip the cover and wash it using a washing machine. 

Then, inside out the bean bag cover.

Insert the Memory Foam Structure into the Bean Bag Cover.

The surface that you dig holes in should be placed on side A of the bean bag cover.

Then Join the Zipper of the “F” Fabric Portion into the Other Pieces and Enclose the Cover.

Cut a Hole and Fix Cupholders in the Dug Areas.

Now the areas that dug are covered with the Fabric. So, you can carefully cut relevant shapes and fixed cupholders there. 

When you are cutting shapes, allow some spaces in the Fabric. Then cupholders can retain the Fabric by compressing the edges.

However, if you do not use plastic cupholders, you should cover these holes using fabrics before inserting this structure into the bean bag cover. Here, you should cut relevant shapes and paste them into the holes using sticky gum. 

Final Thoughts

Bean bag cupholder can easily adjust with the different surfaces. So, this simple tool can reduce slipping and spills-outs. However, in this article, I describe only one method.

But if you are interested in that, you can search for new methods and make them with various shapes, including animals themes. 

Moreover, not only cups, you can keep your TV remotes, gaming controllers, pens, and mobile phones in this multi-purpose tool. So, create it now! Use bean bag cup holder, drinks close, and prevent spills!

Sarah Williams

I’m Sarah Williams. A true fan of Bean Bag Chairs. The story of Bean Bags Expert goes to beginning of 2016. At the mid of 2016, I have planned the web site and bought this domain. Slowly this grew up like a little kid.

Recent Posts