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Is it just me or does it seem like groomsmen get the short end of the stick in the “getting invited” department? Granted, they don’t generally have to put in the same hours as the bridesmaids but they should certainly get a fun invitation too!
This idea actually came to me while I was designing my Bridesmaid Wine Labels as I was trying to think of a fun, cheap way to invite the groomsmen with a similar theme. Enter this dashing 6 pack of beers, bow-tying up for the occasion!
There are two parts to this tutorial, making the bowties and covering and labelling the 6 pack holder. I don’t think its necessarily required to cover the 6 pack holder itself, but I did just for fun and a Cricut makes this an easy and quick project for inviting your groomsmen. The best part about the bow ties is that you can pick your pattern so each 6 pack doesn’t have to match, but instead can be themed to each groomsmen. I just used extra scrapbook paper I had and they turned out super cute!
1. Pick the Background Color for your 6 pack holder. I did mine half gray and half black so that you can see the way it looks with different bowties.
2. Lay the holder flat onto the back of the vinyl sheet and trace around the top and sides. Cut the Vinyl along those lines with scissors.
3. Peel and Stick the vinyl to the sides of the holder. I made mine a little longer just in case and then trimmed off the excess vinyl when I was done to about ½” above the holder. Once trimmed, I folded the vinyl over the edges of the holder to create a smooth line.
4. Once your holder is covered, import the 6 pack label file into the Cricut Design Software. Measure the height of your holder and resize the image to 1” less than that height (I made mine 5” ).
5. Cut out the design in your chosen color and weed out the excess vinyl. Using Contact Paper, transfer the label to the 6 pack holder.
1. Upload the Bow Tie Cut File into the Cricut Design Software.
2. Cut out bowties with you Cricut craft Cutter. I was able to get 6 bowties per sheet so each piece of paper can be used for one 6 pack. I would highly recommend using the light grip adheasive mat (its purple) so that you don’t have to worry about the paper sticking to your mat too much and ripping when you try to remove them.
3. Remove your bowties from the mat. Using the smaller rectangular piece, fold around the center of the bowtie and tape the two edges together, so that the longer collar piece can be threaded through the center.
4. Thread the long rectangular collar piece through the loop, with the pretty side of the paper facing towards the back of the bowtie.
5. Wrap the Bowtie around your beer bottle, once you have the bowtie positioned how you want it; tape the ends of the collar together. Repeat for all remaining bowties and bottles.
6. Once completed, put all the newly bowtied beers back into the holder and its ready to go!
As you can see, these are easy and quick to make if you have a craft cutter, just buy your guys their favorite 6 pack, cut, tape, and you’re ready to go! Plus, these boys have to put up with a lot of wedding craziness for the next couple months, never hurts to start it off with a beer. :)