DIY Beer Caddy or Mason Jar Tote
Nothing beats spending time with family and friends, and cracking a cold one as you pass the time. Well, the only thing that might be there is taking your supplies to your favorite crafting spot and letting your artistic juices flow. Lucky for you, this Beer Caddy and Mason Jar Tote will help you with either one of those 🙂
There are numerous designs and options you can take for building your ultimate beer caddy. This is my simple yet useful version for a great carrier you can use year-round. You can use this bottle tote to store or carry a six-pack of your favorite beverages, or fill it with Mason jars to store your paint brushes.
- Please follow your equipment’s operations manual prior to utilizing any power tools or equipment.
- Work in a well-lit and ventilated area. Fumes from stains and paints can be hazardous to your health.
- Wear protective equipment whenever possible.
- Watch out for trip hazards.
- Keep small parts like nails and screws away from kids as these materials cause a safety hazard.
- Safety Goggles
- Breathing mask
- Ear Plugs
- Hobby board
- Wood glue
- Bottle opener
- Polyurethane sealant
Sand paper, I’d recommend 120-grit.
Cut a piece of wood wide enough to cover the bottom of your caddy. The width should cover two bottles or jars side by side, with another 3/4 inch to account for the center slat you will place in later steps.
Cut two pieces to serve as the front and back of your caddy.
Cut one piece that separates the caddy in half. This will be the piece to which the handle will attach.
Making sure you allow for 3/4″ down the center of the front and back pieces, make 32 or 45-degree cuts (see the picture).
Cut four pieces to serve as the side rails.
Step 1: Assemble the frame
- Glue one side to the bottom and top handle as pictured
- Nail the pieces together. Use plenty of glue. Nails are only placed to help keep the pieces together while the glue dries. Glue is the real hero here.
Step 2: Complete the frame
- Attach the second side using glue and nails
Step 3: Sand, Stain, Paint
Use a Stain/Paint and lacquer to your taste.
You may choose to stencil, write or draw your name or quote on the side slats at this time.
Step 4: Add Rails
- Add a thin strip of glue to the rails as pictured.
- Place the frame on its side and attach the rails with nails.
Step 5: Add hardware
- If you’re making the Beer tote, place the tote on its back and add the wall-mounted bottle opener by screwing in place.
- Adding the handle: Place the handle centered on the top of the beer tote. Mark the screw holes with a pencil.
- Add a handle on top by screwing in place
Step 6: Protective Sealant
- I recommend adding a polyurethane sealant to your Bottle Tote, especially if you’re going to use it to carry ice-cold frosty beverages that may drip unto the tote.
- Allow the tote to dry and … You’re done!
Grab a cold beverage of choice (if you haven’t already), fill your bottle tote with your items of choice, take some pictures, and share your accomplishments!
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