Monday, March 11, 2013

Two Hobbies Unite… Mine and His!

My husband, in addition to being a wonderful photographer is also good at brewing microbrews, so I could not resist combining his love of beer making with my love of crafting.

I discovered these free labels on-line and just had to make them. I made more labels that are specific to the type of beer brewed and will share in another post. My next task was to find beer tasting glasses so we could have a beer tasting party.

I searched everywhere for tasting glasses with no luck. Finally a very clever Pier One sales associate suggested that I use votive glasses that were only $1.00 each. I now have quite a few of them to accommodate lots of tastings.

Next, I needed a way to mark the beers. I used my label set from Spellbinders to cut labels out of Martha Stewart removable labels. The great thing about these labels is that you can remove them and use them again and again. Yahoo!! Dry erase markers work great to write on the labels and your guests can have fun decorating their glasses. I used a different color for each style of beer.

The last task was to find beer trays which I did at Pier One. I also bought a large tray that accommodates 12 tasting glasses.

In addition, I am going to design and print beer tasting place-mats. This would have been the most economically way to go, but I thought of it after I purchased the trays. Duh! The good news is that the trays are also perfect for appetizers.


Crafting Katie said...

OMG, how fun is this! Your labels look awesome! That is very cool that your hubby brews his own beer! What a perfect way to combine your hobbies!

debbyj said...

You better be careful-never know where this "hobby" may lead. My hubby thought his bird carving "hobby" was just to relieve tension from a 9-5 job. It turned into a full time career, which just happened to be the best thing that ever could have happened to us.

Angi Barrs said...

What a fun combo! Super fun and festive too!

Brenda said...

OMGosh how cool is this?! I love that your hubby brews his own beer and what a perfect way of working together with your hobbies! Love the "tasting" cups and the trays as well as the labels on the beer! Now I just wish I lived by you to do some taste testing! lol

Cheryl W said...

These are great! You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

Your party sounds like fun!
Love the wrappers and thanks for the link.

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