Men are notoriously difficult to craft for, making Father’s Day especially tricky if you’re looking to make a special handmade gift. But fret not, because we think we’ve got the perfect idea for you! If the men in your life love a tipple or two, this stylish beer carrier is guaranteed to put a smile on their faces. It’s easy to make and practical, too – simply fill with some bottles of craft ale or lager and you’re good to go! Or, for non-alcohol drinkers – how about filling it with craft lemonade?
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To make this beer holder you will need:
- Card (we’re using black)
- Kraft card
- Patterned paper
- Stamps and ink
- Circle die
How to make a beer holder
For the handle, cut some card to 25 x 12.5cm. Cut out a half-circle by sandwiching a circle die between the cutting plates about 2.5cm from the top. Cover both sides with paper. If you don’t have a circle die or die-cutting machine, draw on a semi-circle and cut out using scissors or a craft knife.
Cut three 17 x 25cm pieces of card. Score the short sides at 6cm and the long sides at 6, 12, 18 and 24cm. Cut between the squares to the scoreline and remove the narrow flap.
Join the side flaps to form box shapes, then fold up the base squares and stick with strong glue. Stick the boxes together in pairs then attach to the handle with strong glue.
Cut four 6.3 x 15cm pieces of black card. Trim one end of each at an angle and stick in pairs onto the sides of the carrier. Create a patchwork effect with squares of paper.
Cut two 12.5 x 13cm pieces of black card. Decorate with squares of paper and stamped motifs then stick to the front of the carrier. Finish with metallic embellishments.