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Personalized Bar Set

Create a one-of-a-kind bar set as a thoughtful handmade gift for the beer lover in your life.

Michele Beschen, borganic.net

Materials Needed:

  • 4 beer mugs with handles
  • material for wrapping handles
  • small piece of leather cut to desired size for glass tags
  • leather stains
  • assortment of small stencil letters
  • waterproof contact adhesive
  • waterproofing spray
  • 4" x 6" wood post
  • wood stain and sealer
  • miniature license plates
  • small cork or felt pads
  • drill
  • hammer
  • carpet tacks
  • rubber band
  • wall-mount bottle opener
  • leather tool belt pocket
  • 1/2" screw post
  • soldering iron and solder

Wrap Mug Handles

Wrap each handle in your desired material; good choices are leather, fabric, metal mesh or wire. As you wrap, securely attach material with waterproof adhesive. Tip: If you are using fabric or leather, treat with waterproofing spray before attaching. If using wire, use solder as the adhesive and embellish with more solder for a welded look.

Personalize Mug Emblems

Embellish leather tags as desired with stains and lettering. Let dry, then apply waterproofing spray or sealer.

Attach Emblems

Attach leather tags to mugs with waterproof adhesive being careful not to apply adhesive to the tag's corners where any excess glue would be visible. Secure with rubber band while glue fully cures.

Cut Coasters

Cut 4" x 6" post into 3/4-inch-thick sections; stain and seal.

Embellish Coasters

Once wood stain has fully dried, attach miniature license plates with carpet tacks and finish off with cork or felt pads on coasters' bottoms to prevent scratching.

Create Bar Tool Holder

Attach bottle opener to leather tool belt pocket using 1/2-inch screw post to create a unique, wall-mounted bar tool holder.

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