And end up with a DIY Dacey of your very own!
This DIY project is mostly cutting and pasting with a glue stick, two of my favorite things to do. It's pretty easy, and only takes 2-3 hours. The results are pretty fabulous and definitely more wedding appropriate than a big Bud Light logo.
If you're interested in making one of these for yourself, or just like to see steps, click on the "Read More" below.
- Glue stick - I like the Staples brand.
- Six pack box
- Paper - I used the gold paper that comes with Lux products (I got soap from a colleague for Christmas once and man the wrapping was fancy!) and some fun wrapping paper. You could also use card stock. Note: it's easier to do this project with thicker paper.
- Computer/clip art/printer - if you want to create and print out a picture/word art like I did.
- Clear tape
- Lamination paper - I like Avery Self Adhesive Laminating Sheets (you could also cover with tape or leave uncovered)
I didn't measure, but you certainly could! Instead I made sure to cut each piece of paper too big so I could wrap the excess paper over the top and around the sides. A little overlap of the gold paper looked nice to me.
You want to end up with 4 pieces of paper - 2 long for the sides of the box and 2 short for the front and back of the box.
Did I mention how much I love glue sticks? Not just any glue sticks either - the ones from the Dollar Store dry up before even being uncapped - I specifically love my Staples glue stick (and no one pays me for this love, sigh). My Staples glue stick is super sticky and properly adheres paper to six pack box perfectly.
Glue each surface of the six pack (use tons!), one side at a time (doing all 4 at once would be a real mess). Switch between Step 3 glue and Step 4 lay out for each of the 4 sides until the box all wrapped up.
Line up the gold paper lengthwise with the bottom of the box so the excess is at the top. Width-wise, line up the sides so the excess is even on both the left and right sides of the box.
Lay the paper flat over the gluey side of the box and smooth it down. Fold over the extra paper on either side of the box and glue this down as well. Wrap the excess paper at the top over the side and glue it to the inside of the box. Add extra glue as needed.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until all four sides are beautifully wrapped.
First, take one large piece of gold paper - wide enough to easily cover both sides of the six pack handle. Then cut the piece to size lengthwise, leaving it a little long on both sides. Finally, fold the piece of paper over the handle and trim it down to size on either side of the six pack (leaving it a bit longer than needed to be on the safe side).
Cut the hole: Trace the hole from the handle onto your paper (doesn't matter which side). Fold the page in half at the midway point of your drawn on hole. Cut out the drawn on half circle and viola! a handle.
Open the paper and fold it in half - place over the handle and trim as needed.
To make it a little less ridiculously gold I added colorful triangles to each side of the paper six pack carrier. To do this I cut triangles (over-sized again, I try to always start big and fold from there - it's way faster than measuring) the appropriate shape of the triangles that naturally form on either side of the six pack.
Once cut, fold them down to size. Wrap the excess paper over the top and sides. Glue-stick the triangles to each side. Very fancy.
Cut a square of the fun paper and adhere it to one side of the box using your glue stick. Feel free to measure and square it to make it super perfect (I skipped this step). Place it at approximately on the center of the side of the box.
Tape down all of the excess paper that you folded over the top and edges of the six pack. Tape down the sides of the handle if it doesn't look right to you yet. Tape the handle paper so it's a smooth handle. Tape!
Really you can skip this step, but it should be known that I used tons of tape during this project to fix all inaccuracies and things that looked loosey goosey to me.
Using MS Word and clip art whip up a little tribute to whoever you're giving this fancy six pack to. Print it out. Cut it down to fit the fancy
Adhere this piece of paper using laminating paper, your glue stick, or tape. I decided to use laminating paper for this centerpiece picture because I thought it would make the side a little shinier, more durable, and classier.
To use laminating paper: Cut it down to size. Peel the back from the sticky page. Slowly smooth it down over your picture (it's hard to get it back up once it's down and bubbles are a menace).
Done! Now crack open a beer, you deserve it (just maybe not one of the six reserved to be part of your gift).