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Personalized Tap Handle – May Silhouette Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today we have a fun little project for you guys.  For our Silhouette challenge this month, the theme was “Man Up!” and I decided to upgrade our boring old tap handle. My husband has been wanting an Auburn tap handle for awhile, but I couldn’t find one that wasn’t orange and blue. So, I decided to make one myself that blended in a little better into our home bar nook.

So, here was our tap handle before….boring!

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I didn’t actually make this handle from scratch, I ordered this one from Amazon.  I started by  placing it on my Picscan mat.

I took a picture and uploaded it into my Silhouette studio.  I did this so I could get the logo the exact size I wanted.

Next, I painted the handle with two coats of PolyShades from Minwax.  Once it had dried, I cut out the logo out of some vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo.

I placed it on the stained handle and then applied two coats of Polyshades in Classic Black over the vinyl.

After the second coat of Classic Black was on for about 10 min, I pulled the vinyl off, I blended it all together with a little weathered gray stain.

And that was it!  Easy little upgrade!



Check out some of my friends projects for this months theme.  Men = beer, haha.

How to Make an Easy DIY Bottle Opener – Michelle James Designs

DIY Drink Local Beer Opener – Rachel Theodoro

Etched Glass Gifts for Dad – Morena’s Corner

DIY Personalized Tap Handle – Uncookie Cutter

DIY Fathers Day Candy Banner – Pocketful of Posies

DIY Treasure Chest Toy Box – Houseful of Handmade

Have you done any wood stains with your printed logos yet?  I’d love to see examples. Get full details on the bar makeover here.

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Personalized Tap Handle

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Thursday 18th of May 2017

This is really cool, April!


Thursday 18th of May 2017

Thanks girl!

Michelle James

Thursday 11th of May 2017

This is awesome. I love that your hubby wanted one so you made it for him. That is very nice. I don't have the picscan but I think I need it now.


Friday 12th of May 2017

It's pretty cool. The only thing is the item has to fit completely inside the lines. I wish there was a bigger one!


Thursday 11th of May 2017

This is a great idea! Looks professionally made, too!


Thursday 11th of May 2017

Thank you Morena!

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