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.

Supplies Needed:

-3/4″ plywood

-paint or stain of your choosing

-wall-mount bottle opener (Here are some that are similar)

matching screws (1/2″)

-3″ metal hose clamp


mason jar

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.

Vintage “Open Here” Style

Scroll Cast Iron Bottle Opener

Seahorse Cast Iron Bottle Opener

  1. BrianTheAfricanNomad

    May 7, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    As an interior designer i have to admit i might have overlooked some of this, thanks for the information offered

    1. rfolger

      May 8, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      I’m glad you found it helpful!

  2. Beth Davidson

    May 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I love the rustic look, but I will admit I came here when I thought I saw a moose. I now think it’s probably a deer, but that should work too. My best friend is building a cabin out in Montana so I’m obsessed with sending her woodsy things. Thanks for the instructions, I’ll be giving this a try!

    1. rfolger

      May 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Yeah the antlers look a little deer like. However they really have so many options on the internet I’m sure that there is a moose out there! I can’t wait to see your finished result!

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