Vintage Style Wooden DIY Beer Caddy

About: My name is Stephanie and I'm a DIY addict. I'm constantly working on new DIY projects or crafts, dreaming up new projects, or just tearing up our home to remodel and update it.

If you’re looking for DIY Beer Caddy Plans, I’ve got a great one for you. And the vintage paint job gives it a unique look your friends will be asking about. There are quite a few wooden beer caddy plans out there. To give mine a unique look, it was all about the paint job. The two-tone base and distressing give this wooden beer caddy a real vintage look. And it was so easy to do. Check out the video to see for yourself.

So, my husband asked me to make a beer caddy for him a few months ago. But with a long to-do list of projects around here, it was put on the back burner. His birthday was the motivation I needed to get that beer caddy done. And I’m so glad I could do it. He doesn’t ask for much and you know how hard it is to find presents for a man. Especially, a man that doesn’t play golf. But he does enjoy making his own home brew from time to time. And he’s English, so beer is practically a cultural symbol. When he does a home brew he always takes some samples to his friends to try. Usually he has to use a container from a store-bought 6-pack to carry his bottles around. This DIY Beer Caddy gives him a custom carrier to go with his custom brew. Get the full directions and measurements by following the link to my blog.

Step 1: Cut and Sand Your Wood

Make all of your cuts from your 1"x6", 1"x4", and 3/4" dowel. Then sand with 120 grit sandpaper.

Step 2: Assembly Is Easy.

Use glue and brad nails OR glue and pre-drilled #6 1 1/4" screws to assemble. I have a video showing my assembly on my site.

I've included a sped up video of me assembling the caddy. Can you tell I like to double-check (or more) for square??

Step 3: Give Your Caddy a Vintage Look

After staining with a coat of Special Walnut, I covered the long sides and handle with 2 coats of Cobalt Hue acrylic (aff) from apple barrel. The 2-tone distressing helps give this caddy it's vintage look.

The key to this distressing look is this Vaseline (aff).

Step 4: Gift Finished and Ready to Fill

Love this caddy. It even sits on our shelves as decoration when not in use. Double-win.

Step 5: Free Beer Label Printables

I've just created 6 awesome and free beer label printables for my blog. Come over and check them out. Each label has a spot for you to write the brew name and date. Stop forgetting which batch is in which bottle now.



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