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Six Pack Holders - Wedding Favor

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Project by Class1E posted 314 days ago 2097 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these six pack holders as wedding favors for my groomsmen and ushers. It was a pretty straightforward project, especially since i made a template and used it with a router and pattern bit to make sure all of the bottle-shaped ends were identical. Once they were finished, I loaded them up with six tasty beers (or root beers for my underage brother), and gave them out at the groom’s supper. I hope the guys can get some use out of them!

If anyone is curious, the names were added on the sides by using ink jet transfer using the freezer paper method. I’ve tried several methods of inkjet and laser printer transfer to wood, and I think this is by far the easiest. All you do is use spray adhesive to attach a piece of freezer paper with the wax side out to a piece of standard printer paper, cut to the size of the printer paper, and print your image/text in mirror image (my printer has an option for t-shirt transfer that works well). The ink adheres to the freezer paper well enough that it does not smear/run while carrying it around, but it doesn’t soak in or dry. All you need to do is press it against the wood surface where you want it, and you are done. This is much easier IMO than using a laser printer and acetone to do the transfer, and I was able to get darker, more defined images with the freezer paper method. And, i actually have an inkjet printer at home, another plus.

-- Brady





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 314 days ago

Very nice

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 314 days ago

These are very well done and I am sure that all the guys liked them a lot. Also like the transfer method that you used. Great idea and you did it well.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 313 days ago

Great job!

In the future you only really need two pieces of tape to hold the blanks in place. Too much carpet tape and you test your patience trying to separate the pieces. BTDT lol

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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majuvla

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#4 posted 312 days ago

Men’s best present. Filled with bottles,ofcourse!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 312 days ago

Really like the rope handles and great tip on the ink jet, never heard of that.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Coble

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#6 posted 312 days ago

awesome gifts, great idea!

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 309 days ago

Very cool wedding favors! Great design, like the rope handles and the openers. I’m sure the guys love them.

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