Since Father’s day is right around the corner, I thought I would make a beer caddy for my dad who loves IPA. This is also my first attempt at making a tabbed box, and I used the inkscape plugin to create the base box and then imported into Illustrator to make the rest of the modifications. I ordered a pack of wall mounted bottle openers from Amazon, as I knew that this probably wouldn’t be my last caddy. I engraved “Dr. Mikkelson’s Genuine IPA Emergency Elixir” on the sides with a old picture of my dad from the 70’s. I used Owyn’s Hickory for the outsides, and some Owyn’s Mahogany for the dividers. The pieces are really tight, except for the handle, which I messed up on the slot for the width, so there is a little play. I did not use masking, as I wanted that burned patina look, and I’m happy with the results.
Here are the .ai files if anyone is interested.
Beer Caddy.zip (921.9 KB)