I was searching for a holiday tradition that my husband would actually get excited about. I was about to give up, until I realized that the one thing that REALLY excites him is BEER. Thus, the Beervent Calendar was born. Now he gets to unwrap a different microbrew each day leading up to Christmas.
Step 1: Materials
24 bottles or cans of beer - For me, it was important to have 24 different microbrews, but you could pick up a case of one particular beer instead
Wrapping paper or construction paper
Sharpies or paint markers
Tape and/or glue
Step 2: Decorate beer bottles
I cut wrapping paper in 4"x8" pieces to wrap around the beer bottles. That size is perfect for standard beer bottles. It is slightly too short for cans so I would recommend 4"x9" pieces for cans.
I printed numbers for each day of December until Christmas.
I used silver, gold and black paint pens to cover the bottle caps and neck label.
Step 3: Decorate boxes
I was able to get white 6-pack carriers so decorating was really easy with ribbon. However, I've also seen 6-pack carriers covered in decorative paper that look great. That was just too much work for me!
I covered a larger box in wrapping paper for all the 6-packs to be stored in. I figure one 6-pack will go in the fridge at a time.
Step 4: Be Merry!
Wait for December 1st to enjoy the first beer! (Picture coming soon).