Today’s post was a really fun project and, although a little bit “rustic” it serves it’s purpose and still manages to look adorable. That is the goal when you create a hanging bottle opener...am I right? Take a look!
Create A Hanging Bottle Opener
So you may or may not know that I have been creating some projects for my friend Peggy and their new [email protected] camper. I made them some popcorn and s’mores to take on one of their trips but have actually been planning a bottle opener since before they even picked the camper up from the lot.
I really wanted it to be a surprise but the thing is small and storage needs to maximized in order to fit everything in. You can see Peggy’s camper organization tips on her blog. So I needed to discuss it with her to figure out the best way to make it.
There were several options but she knew she didn’t want it hanging from any of the walls. Who knows if the command hooks would hold up to all of that bottle opening. LOL! And she didn’t want’ the wall coverings to tear over time.
So, we came up with a plan that involved hanging it over the cabinet in the outdoor kitchen right next to the small fridge. PERFECT!
After seeking out several design options on Pinterest she decided on the vertical shape with basket to catch the bottle tops.
Just after Peggy decided on this design I got an email with a new post from Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods. I love her blog but in this particular email she had created the perfect bottle opener. My favorite part was that the bottom opened up to allow the caps to fall effortlessly into the garbage. I LOVED it and knew I had to incorporate that into this one too.
So here are some of the supplies that I gathered for this:
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Wood piece – scrap piece
Recipe box – mine was from a thrift store
Screws and Electric Drill
Magnet – These are from Ebay
Sandpaper or Sanding Block
Sand the wood scrap first then spray a couple of coats with the paint.
I needed the top of the recipe box to be the bottom of the bottle cap catcher so I removed the piece at the top that said “recipes” and I removed the actual bottom of the box. Then I turned it over.
It had some rough, uneven edges so I used some balsa wood strips to trim out the top edges. After the glue was dry I painted the box the same yellow as the wood piece.
When the paint was dry it was time to put it all together and add the fun stuff.
Adding The Fun Stuff
Jeff used the hack saw to remove the “hook” part of the over the cabinet hook. We just needed the part that would allow the bottle opener to hang.
He screwed the cap catcher onto the bottom part of the wood piece, the bottle opener at the top of the wood piece and the hanger onto the back of the wood piece.
I didn’t want the screws on the back to scratch up the brand new camper cabinet so I added a piece of felt to cover the metal part.
Now when I got done painting the extra layers of paint allowed the bottom of the cap catcher to stay shut but before it was painted it would not stay shut. After a lot of use I thought it may eventually get back to that point. So we added a pin and a magnet so it would always work the way it is supposed to.
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Peggy and Andy named their camper the [email protected] [email protected] so of course that had to be on this right? I used my Silhouette and cut out the letters from the Moxxie scrapbook paper. It still needed something across the bottom half so I just cut a strip of the same paper and added it across the cap catcher. The Mod Podge was the best way to adhere it.
After it dries spray a clear coat over the entire piece to help protect it from the elements. After all they do have an outdoor kitchen.
Even though some of the edges are uneven and it could have been sanded a tiny bit more in places it looks super cute hanging in it’s little camper ready to help with the refreshments. It functions well. Jeff and I had to try it out to make sure!
But it doesn’t work if you already have a poured glass of wine. Haha!
I hope you liked this project and it will inspire you to create your own bottle opener like Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods did for me. If you do like it…go ahead and pin it! I love it when people share.
Have a great day everyone and, as always, thanks for stopping by.
Susie from The Chelsea Project
Tuesday 30th of August 2016
How clever!! And handy!! This is as cute as pie. You are amazing.
Friday 2nd of September 2016
Thanks Susie! I think they use it too. It was a pretty fun project and I always love making things for other people.
Friday 19th of August 2016
Wow Michelle, You are a major design person in my book. I like this fun bottle opener and could see how a lot of man caves would run out to buy this for their bar area.
Friday 19th of August 2016
Thanks Sue. I think it would be perfect in a man cave! Everyone should have one. LOL!
Tuesday 16th of August 2016
Love it! What a great idea and perfect for the camper. You are so creative and I love your ideas!
Sunday 21st of August 2016
Thank you Carolann! You always have such nice comments and I appreciate it.