|Project by Class1E||posted 10-19-2013 05:41 PM||5109 views||15 times favorited||8 comments|
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.