We are a complete sucker for a good Kmart hack and this one is a goodie. You’ll never have to prop your water bottle or wine glass on the floor again.

This drink bottle or glass holder can come with you wherever you go, to avoid spillages and keep your liquid refreshment intact.

Kmart fans have invented a brilliant way to create a portable drink bottle holder using a very unlikely kitchen product.

The idea was shared on the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group and followers have gone on to create bold new uses for this creative concept.

It all started when a clever mum had the brainwave to take the Kmart Round Mini Fry Basket available in the kitchen section for $2 and bend the handle so it fits over the side of a chair, bed frame or trolley.


Chip Fryer Into Cup Holder

One of the mums wrote ‘Thank you to the genius that made these chip baskets into cup holders for their shopping trolley.

‘I needed somewhere to put my daughters drink bottle since we just got a new loft bed and no longer had the bedside table!!’

She explains that all she did was bend the basket handle to fit over the bed, then wrapped some tape over the handle so it wouldn’t scratch the furniture.

My girls have just moved into a bunk bed so I will definitely be using this idea to so that their water bottles are in easy reach.

Plant Hanging Basket

The round fryer is so versatile that it can be used for other uses too.

Another creative Kmart shopper converted the mini fry basket into functional art.

She straightened the handle, used two plastic cups for draining and catching water, and added succulent plants.

She also added a layer of coloured paper into the bottom of the basket, ‘to make it interesting.’


Is there somewhere in the house that you could use these hacks? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Such creative people out there.


  • That is a great idea for a plant older.
    I’m going to dress up my ugly fence with this idea now.


  • I hope the lady taped more than just the handle or it will still mark the bed as it will rub when the child moves in the bed at all


  • OMG what a cheap and brilliant idea. And I love the little plant holders too. KMart hacks are the best.


  • Mums come up with some brilliant ideas. Love all the ideas


  • There are so many different things you can do with these, so cute I might have to get some


  • Great idea, love kmart hacks


  • great idea


  • brilliant!


  • very clever and creative


  • Clever thinking from fry basket to cup holder to plant holder. I love the idea of it holding plants !

    • Me too! I have the perfect spot to hang these baskets with plants. :)


  • I love the little plant holder idea, makes me think we should think out of the box more often.


  • Clever ideas, but I just love it as what it was made for – a chip container that let’s all the oil drain out of the chips.


  • Definitely very versatile and genius idea


  • I like the plant hanging basket… but not the cup holder!


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