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Beer Advent Calendar

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Beer aficionados can begin their Christmas countdown with this DIY beer advent calendar. Follow these steps to make a crate featuring custom labels to package the bottles for a unique gift.

  1. Make sure your crate is clean and thoroughly dry. Lightly sand the crate to smooth the surface.
  2. Wipe off sanding residue with a tack cloth or lint-free cloth.
  3. Apply 2 or more coats of Rust-Oleum® Chalked Ultra Matte Paint (we used Linen White) a few minutes apart. Let it dry. Apply Rust-Oleum® Chalked Ultra Matte Clear and let it fully cure.
  4. Print your "Beer & Cheer" sign on a laser printer (remember to flip the image horizontally so it appears right-side up when applied). Cut around the image as close to the print as possible.
  5. Apply a generous amount of Rust-Oleum Photo Transfer to the image side of your paper and place it face down on the Chalked surface. 
  6. Use a ruler to smooth out the image and eliminate air bubbles. Let the transfer dry for 12 hours.
  7. Remove the paper backing from the transfer with a damp rag, rubbing in a small, circular motion until only the image is showing on the wood crate. 
  8. Fill your crate with beer individually wrapped in paper and each labeled with a number using a Testors Paint Pen. Tell the recipient to open one per day, for a unique Christmas countdown.