Crafting My Life Away

October 8, 2015

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Okay crafters, this one is for you!

One night while I was binge watching Netflix, and looking on Etsy for a house warming gift for my brother I found some wall-mounted bottle opener’s. They were all priced around the $40-$50 dollar range without the astronomical shipping costs. I looked at my cat and told him “pfshh… I can make that for cheaper!”

So the adventure begins!

First I looked on Amazon for a wall mounted bottle opener kit. I found this one for $17.99. Next I went to Michaels for some acrylic paint and paint brushes. If you go there make sure to look online for any coupons, they usually have some like these. Lastly I stopped by Lowes for the rest of my supplies. I grabbed some wood boards. I think I got 5in. x 2 ft., but get however big you want to make yours.  I also got some small wood boards to hold the pieces together. You will also need wood glue, sand paper and wood stain.

Supplies

Supplies

Time to create! First step is to lightly sand the boards. Next, it’s time to stain. I laid down a trash bag so I wouldn’t stain my driveway. After you stain them let them dry. I dried them over night to make sure they were dry enough.

Sand

Sand

Stain

Stain

Dry Overnight

Dry Overnigh

After they dry, it is time to glue them together. I applied the wood glue to the small wood boards and attached them to the larger ones like so…

Glue

Glue

Attach Boards

Attach Boards

You can use clamps or something really heavy to hold the pieces together while they dry. Once again, I let them dry over night.

Next, it’s time to add whatever design you want. My brother is a huge Michigan fan so I went with the University of Michigan logo. I free handed this but don’t be afraid to use a stencil if you have to.

Paint on Design

Paint on Design

After I let that dry, it was time to screw on the bottle opener and catch tray.

Screw on Bottle Opener and catch Tray

Screw on Bottle Opener and catch Tray

And then… Voila!

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Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

The perfect combination of my two passions, crafts and beer.