Friday, June 17, 2011

This "Root" Beer is for you!

This week we were so excited to guest post at Type A

We are also happy for Tammy and her family to have their huby and Daddy home!
Our mission today is to say THANK YOU to all of the men in our lives.

Happy Father's Day!

Thank You

This one is for you CAT Daddy and Pops.

Personalized Beer/Root Beer Mugs

Yummy Root Beer Float

Supplies you will need:
Beer mugs (Dollar Tree)
Leather Lace
LeatherCraft Cement
1/4" Alphabet Set made for leather
Rubber band
Beer or Root Beer
Hugs & Kisses

1.  Wash and dry mugs.  Take special care to remove all of the price stickers. 

2.  Cut a long piece of leather lace to wrap around mug handle.  Working in small sections glue lace to mug handle.  Let dry.

3.  Cut leather larger than what you will need for mug. 

4.  Dampen leather (not too wet).  Let leather sit until it turns back to it's natural color and is cool.  It is now ready to stamp.  Keep leather damp while stamping.

5.  Mark center of leather (we cut a small slit in the bottom of leather). 

Place letters side by side over the center mark.  Make sure the letters are facing the correct direction (learn from me- please).

6.  Remove all letter except the 1st one to be stamped.  Insert setter and firmly strike with hammer/mallet.  Repeat as necessary.

7.  Place 1st stamp back in its impression.  Position 2nd stamp next to 1st for correct spacing.  Take away 1st stamp.  Insert setter into 2nd stamp.  Hit with hammer/mallet.

8.  Repeat for each letter.

9.  Cut leather to size for mug.  Glue with leather cement and hold in place with rubber band.  Let dry.

 10.  Wrap with a 6 pack of beer/root beer. 

11.  Give to your Daddy with lots of hugs and kisses.

CAT Daddy does not like beer, so we use root beer.  We made him his special Root Beer float.  It was GONE before we could get a picture of him enjoying his treat.

He said YUMMM...

Check out this GREAT idea on how to wrap a 6 pack The Idea Room.

Is this just not the cuetest idea - EVER?!?!

What will your mugs say?




We went with the simple route - Last Name. 

Another version is to wrap the handle with wire.

The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown


  1. Neat! I really like the way you stamped it to personalize!
    ~*Jessica Lauren @

  2. Great idea for fathers day!! Ours isn't till September here in Australia - so I'm storing away ideas now!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. I LOVE giving away homemade it more meaning - this one's a keeper! :D Following you - can't wait to read more!

    I really like your blog - I'm trying to get mine off the ground and was wondering if you could come check it out and consider following.

    Hope you have an *amazing* day! :)


  4. love it!
    I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  5. Very cute!!
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!


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