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Drink Local Opener

Drink Local Opener

Who doesn’t need a rustic bottle opener at their home?!?! It is a cute decor item that is also functional. Perfect for football gatherings, holiday parties, and summer cookouts.

What you need:
-Pallet wood
-black paint (I used chalk paint)
Bottle opener (wall mounted)
Vinyl (temporary vinyl)
-saw (I used our miter saw)

How to make it:

-First decide how big you want your bottle opener to be. Mine is 15.75 inches in length by 5.75 inches wide (which is the width of the pallet board I used). Once you have your size decided, cut the wood to size.

-Create your stencil. I used my Cricut and Cricut Design Space to design my stencil. This is the fun part (choosing the font and exactly what you want your sign to include). The font I used for “Drink Local” is called Beyond the Mountains and I used a Georgia state image.

-Cut the stencil with the Cricut or similar cutting machine. Then using transfer tape place the stencil on the wood.

I used a thin coat of Modpodge to help reduce paint bleeding since the pallet is an uneven surface but if your wood is smooth you do not need this.

-Paint the sign using your paint color of choice. I used black to go with a classic look but you can choose what ever color you’d like. After ensuring appropriate paint coverage carefully remove the stencil and allow to dry.

-After it has dried its time to seal the wood. I tried a couple of options before ending up with the Polycrylic. Apply the Polycrylic with thin coats being sure not to over brush.

Here is the paint and Polycrylic I used.

-Once that is dry it’s time to attach the bottle opener. The bottle opener from Home Depot included the screws needed.

-Lastly decide where you want to hang your sign and use nails or screws to attach to the desired wall.

As with all my projects if you would like one for your house I would be happy to answer any questions for you to make it yourself or if you would like one made for you please let me know!