Beer Tote

What better way to spread some Christmas joy than with great beer and a DIY beer tote! Arrive to that Christmas party in style with this easy beer tote that you can build in under an hour. Similar totes sell for up to $50, but you can build this one for half the price!

I was honored when Ryobi asked me to teamed up with them to offer this How-To as a celebrity blogger on Ryobi Nation! A team of DIY bloggers came together to offer Fast and Easy DIY Gift ideas for the holidays.

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Cut List

DIY Beer Tote | Free Plans | Cut List


DIY Beer Tote - Dimensions

How to build a Beer Tote

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DIY Beer Tote - Step 1

Step 1: Assemble Frame

DIY Beer Tote - Glueing

DIY Beer Tote - Nailing

DIY Beer Tote | Free Plans | Step 2

Step 2: Assemble Frame

DIY Beer Tote - Gluing

DIY Beer Tote - Nailing


Now is the best time to stain and lacquer your tote. Stand using 220-grit sandpaper. Stain to your liking, and add a protectant coating (poly, lacquer, etc.)

DIY Beer Tote - Sanding

DIY Beer Tote - Stain

DIY Beer Tote - Stain

DIY Beer Tote | Free Plans | Step 3

Step 3: Add Rails

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Use 1x2 scrap as spacer

Use 1×2 scrap as spacer

Now it’s time to add your handle and bottle opener!

Note: My bottle opener came with 3/4″ screws and since one of those gets screwed into only 1/2″ thick material I had to purchase a 1/2″ screw so it would not blow out the other side.

DIY Beer Tote | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

Add Handle and Bottle Opener

Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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