I came up with this idea and made it for my honey last year for Christmas when we were expecting. I thought I would share because let's face it, guy's are hard to figure out gifts for. Especially when you are wanting to make something. Dave is a bartender and loves a good bourbon and Coke the way I love a Starbuck's latte so I thought this would be a funny and appropriate gift.
First, you'll want to measure out your fabric. I just laid the flask down on the fabric and wrapped the fabric to figure out size. Luckily, plaids make cutting straight and measuring a lot easier. You can use a measuring tape if that's easier too. Make sure that you add a little extra on the width to ensure that there isn't a gap in the back. I overlapped mine in the back a little.
Next, figure out how big you would like your message to be and cut a piece of felt. Mine was a 3"x3" square. Then, figure out how you want your message, or image, to fit. You can see a little in the above image that I used a disappearing ink to write it first. I used a kid-like font to add to the message =). Then embroider your message. Don't know how to embroider? Perhaps you can cut a picture out of fabric or use fabric paint/markers to do something (but use fabric instead of felt then). Next, sew your felt square to the center of your fabric piece.
I made a little jigger to go with it using scraps of woodgrain contact paper coated in Mod Podge. It says "Longpour" and "Shortpour" if you're curious. Because Dave is a bartender that was his nickname and it was only natural to call Zack Shortpour in contrast.
I hope you enjoyed this little DIY! If you make one please share a link to a picture in the comments. I'd love to see!
I have a cute little holiday decoration DIY coming early next week, so look out for that!