- Wall Plaque
- Paint (Off White Spray Paint and Navy Craft Paint)
- Bottle Opener to Mount
- Bottle Cap Catcher (that is the one I used but this one is less pricey)
- First, find a wall plaque that you can use as your base. I found my wood paneled plaque at the thrift store and it had a fleur-de-lis design that I just painted over. Really any piece of plywood would work or this round panel from Amazon and even this tree round could be cool.
- Next, go online and find an outline of your state of choice to print. It doesn't matter what it looks like because it is just going to be the stencil. Be sure to scale it correctly based on the size of your wall plaque. At first, you can see in the photo above that my original state shape was too small. So I reprinted it to be a better proportion to the size of the plaque.
- Trace the shape of your state onto the plaque.
- Then, paint the state any color of your liking. I of course, went with navy. #navyismylovelanguage I could see a Carolina blue for any North Carolina Tarheel, Kentucky blue for a Wildcat lover, or a Rocky Top orange if you are a Tennessee fan. #butimsorryifyouare
- Then, mount your bottle opener to the plaque wherever you choose- maybe where you live, where you went to school, where you got married- whatever is meaningful to you! This would be great painted red with a UGA bottle opener placed in Athens, GA... you get the drift. Of course, since Atlanta is the Coca-Cola headquarters, I had to use a Coca-Cola bottle opener. I found mine at Scott's Antique Market here in Atlanta, but this one from Amazon is similar.
- Next, add the bottle cap collector. I was actually given this little tin as part of a thank you gift from my neighbor and almost tossed it because I wasn't sure what to do with it. It makes the perfect little bottle cap holder! In hindsight I should have put the collector right under the opener... so you may want to make that adjustment.
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