We made both our groomsmen gifts and our bridesmaids gift ourselves. Here’s quick recap of how we made the bridesmaid gifts:
It all started with this “log” we pulled out of our firewood pile:
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I will first say, I shamelessly stole this from someone else, I thought I could build it myself and it would be more meaningful.
I will also definitely say now that I would 100% buy it if I were to do it again, the cost is very reasonable considering how much work it actually required to get it to this level of finish.
I blew up the template, cut it up into 8.5×11 sheets, printed out the template on my regular printer, taped it all together, cut it out, stuck it to the wood and used a jig saw to cut it out, with a bit of a buffer for fine tuning later:
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So, I built my friend a Lightsaber, and display stand for Christmas! It’s his combination christmas present and 30th birthday present.
And technically, I didn’t built it, I bought it from ultrasaber, but I HEAVILY customized it for him. Let’s get right into it!
Here it is straight from Ultrasabers:
After redoing the closet, I disassembled and recovered whatever I thought would be worthwhile to recover from the old accordion style closet doors (you can see them here in my previous post)
I packed up the closet slats in saran wrapped parcels of 10 slats each, in total I had around 250. This project would consume around 100, give or take a couple.
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So, my dad got a new 135 gallon fish tank, and he bought a repeating pattern backing that was really bland and boring. I floated the idea of letting me do something really special for him, and he immediately said yes, before even hearing most of the idea.
It came out quite well, not as well as I think I’d like, but for around $100, it came out AMAZING.
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Thanks Robin!!! It fits perfectly 🙂
We made a new piece! It’s called Dragon’s Breath. A special request from a dear friend of mine Samir Balwani made it to the top of our list. He requested a drink that would be ideal for shots, totally unique, and cool. Easy enough 🙂
Click read more for the full process, and the ingredients!
These were the steps taken to make this particular brewery label.
First we start with the sketch, and there were lots of ideas going back and forth. General guidelines and feelings, but for the most part the client was receptive to new ideas and was willing to leave a lot of the creative elements up to me. I enjoyed this project quite a bit, mostly because of the people I was working with.
First we started with sketch work the client had done previously, ideas he had, thoughts on the topic. I asked him what his goals were, what kind of feelings he wanted to evoke. Asked him what styles he liked, showed him a few varied examples to get an idea. Fortunately, his ideas were mostly simple, elegant, and clean designs. I enjoyed that. Continue reading “Pratt’s Original Brew” »