Sunday, December 14, 2014

Beer / Wine Christmas Tree (Advent Calendar)

The Beer/Wine Christmas Tree!! It's large enough to hold either beer or wine bottles!! Definitely the best way to count down to Christmas!! So you might be wondering why only 10 days of Christmas...Well I couldn't make a sturdy tree with 12!! here are the steps to make your own:
1. Buy 10 feet of PVC pipe (4 inch in diameter).
2. Using a handsaw, cut the PVC pipe into 10 pieces (1 foot for each piece). If you're lucky maybe one of the Home Depot workers will cut it for you!! 
3. Using 80 grit sand paper, sand the edges of the PVC pipe. 
4. Spray paint the PVC pipe.
5. Glue the PVC pipe together one at a time using Gorilla Glue. Clamp the PVC pipes together while the glue dries. I glued the bottom row together first (7 to 8, then 8 to 9, then 9 to 10). Then I glued 4 to 5 and 5 to 6. Then I glued 2 to 3. Once I had all of the rows made, I stacked the rows and glued them together. 
6. Spray paint one last layer onto the PVC pipes. 
7. Print the numbers 1 through 10 onto scrapbook paper. 
8. Trace a circle around the numbers and cut them out.
9. Laminate the numbers. I put my numbers through the machine twice to get them super thick/sturdy. Cut the numbers out. 
10. Tape the numbers on the inside of the PVC pipes, so the tape doesn't show.

This years beer list:
Infamous IPA by Infamous Brewing
Imperial IPA by Epic Brewing
Enjoy By IPA by Stone Brewing
Cali-Belgique IPA by Stone Brewing
El Hopadillo Negro by Karbach Brewing
Maximus IPA by Lagunitas Brewing
Racer 5 IPA by Bear Republic Brewing
Space Cake Double IPA by Clown Shoes Beer 
7 Hop IPA by Rogue Farms
Green Room IPA by Uncle Billy's

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