DIY Rustic Bottle Opener with Mason Jar
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So for my upcoming craft show I wanted to make something that was man-friendly as well (i.e. not floral or pastel). So I thought what is more manly than beer, which is how I got to a bottle opener. But of course you can’t do it without making it shabby chic or adding a mason jar! Those thoughts mixed with Pinterest is how I came to the idea of what I was going to make.
-paint or stain of your choosing
-wall-mount bottle opener (Here are some that are similar)
–matching screws (1/2″)
-3″ metal hose clamp
First I went to Lowe’s, I got 4′ x 8′ x 3/4″ plywood and had them cut it down to 4- 12″ strips. This just made it easier to transport and cut down when I got home. Then I guesstimated how long I wanted them to be. Mine are 18″ long (so the size is 12″ x 18″). Here is them all cut, sanded, and lined up to paint/stain.
Then comes the fun part, deciding what colors or stain to paint them. For this I used what I already had lying around the house. The the grey I used this, the brown I used this, the light blue is this, and the brighter teal is a chalk paint that I used as both a base and a wash. The white is just some random sample I had. Here is them in the nice bit of sun that we had last weekend!
You will notice on the grey and the teal I have a weathered look. To get this I take paper towel, bunch it up, and then dip it in the paint. Then I take it and wipe it on in the direction I want in one swift motion, once all the paint is off of the paper towel you can go back and blend it a little better before it dries. Have patience because this way of doing it is not always perfect. But I think that is what makes them unique!
Once they were stained and painted I marked where I wanted to drill by bottle opener and mason jar. To do this I just set them on my board and moved them around until I got them where I wanted them. Here is a picture of my dots.
Then I started drilling. I used a 3″ hose clamp and drilled that in. Then slowly tightened it until is was secure against my mason jar. After that I used a burnt copper/rust color screw that matched my bottle openers to secure them to the board. Here is what it looks like without the mason jar.
And one with the mason jar.
I got a few different types of bottle openers and did a bunch of different colors for the wood. I am pretty happy with how they turned out!
Here are a couple other links to different bottle openers that I thought were cute, there is such a variety out there that you can make them unique to your home.