Father’s day is just around the corner, can you believe it? I feel like Mother’s Day was only yesterday, but time has been moving more quickly than that. I also feel a little on top of my game this year in that I’ve already worked out a DIY Father’s Day gift for my husband (stop reading this, Steve).
You see, I don’t know if he would admit to it, but I would consider him a connoisseur of craft beer. Like a fine wine, he enjoys finding new flavors and local brewery’s to try out. So what better gift to give than something related to that? Enter the beer crate, complete with a bottle opener mounted on the side. I made it in 2 minutes or less, and you can too.
You will need:
Drink carrier, mine is this Skogsta Crate from Ikea.
Bottle opener, mine is a Starr X Cavalier style in black.
Power drill, or a screwdriver if you must but it will take a lot more muscle.
1. Turn your crate with the side that you want to mount the opener on facing up. Measure with your ruler to find the centerpoint for your bottle opener. I tried to mount mine a little high without it looking odd.
2. Attach the bottle opener using the screws it came with. My crate was thick enough for those screws, but hold them next to the side to make sure. If you mark wtih a pencil where the holes are, then pre-drill with a drill bit just barely smaller than the screws, it will help prevent the wood from cracking. Drill the screws into the wood slowly and carefully to help prevent any damage as well.
3. Enjoy! If you don’t feel like you’re in the do-it-yourself kind of mood, you can always buy something similar here! I chose some of my husband’s favorite beverages to add to the crate, along with some other goodies too.
Do you have any DIY’s or special Father’s Day gifts planned?