Bottle cap game

Welcome to June.

It’s the month when school ends and summer starts and the flowers bloom and the grass gets green and fathers have their day.

Father’s Day is just around the corner and I’m so excited to share with you this fun project I created with the Home Depot to celebrate their latest DIH workshop.

It’s a bottle opener game and here’s how it works.

See the bottle opener at the top?  You open your bottle on it and the cap falls down into one of the sections at the bottom where there’s a chore listed.  That’s the chore you help a father with this Father’s day.

Kind of like a gift and a DIY and a game all in one.

Want to make your own?

Here are how instructions on how I made mine and a link to a class at your local Home Depot to make your own.

Popcorn and Coke bottle caps

DIY Project:  Father’s Day Bottle Opener Game


2′ x 2′ 23/32″ sanded plywood

.093″ x 11″x 14″ clear acrylic sheet

bottle opener

3/16″ skinny dowel rods

1-1/4″ brad nails

12 1/2″ x 20″ white pegboard sheet

wood glue

chalkboard labels

Cut List:

(1) 14″ x 21 1/2″ section

(2) 2-5/8″ x 20″ sections

(2) 2-5/8″ x 14″ sections

(4) 2″x 2 1/2″ sections

(27) 3/16″ x 2-3/8″ pegs

Bottle cap game for Father's Day

Step 1:  Measure and cut

Using a measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the 2′ x 2′ plywood with a pencil according to the cut list.

Make cuts and use a piece of fine grit sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.

First, build your frame

Step 2:  Build frame 

We used the back piece as a base and built the frame on top of the edges of the back panel so we had room for the pegboard.

Lay 20″ pieces on each on side on top of back panel.  Glue in place.  Let dry completely.

Place 14″ pieces on each end on top of the back panel to complete frame.  Glue in place.  Let dry completely.

Flip over and nail through back of plywood to completely secure.

Attach pegboard

Step 3:  Attach pegboard

Place pegboard into frame.

Glue in place.

Attach dividers

Step 4:  Attach dividers

Place dividers on end in bottom of back panel evenly spaced.

Secure using a brad nailer through the bottom part of the frame.

Flip over and nail through back of plywood to completely secure.

Create a pattern with your pegs

Step 5:  Create peg pattern

Glue pegs in place every other hole as shown.

This creates a diamond pattern for the bottle cap to go through.

Attach acrylic sheet

Step 6:  Attach acrylic sheet

Remove plastic film from both sides of acrylic sheet.

Drill 7/64″ holes into each corner of acrylic sheet.

Place acrylic sheet 3-1/4″ up form bottom of frame and secure with nails.

Attach bottle opener

Step 7:  Attach bottle opener

Center bottle opener above acrylic sheet and screw to pegboard and piece of plywood.

Step 8:  Attach chalkboard stickers 

Place chalkboard stickers onto back of each section.

Write chores that help a father out.

Your game is ready to play

Your game is ready to play.

Pop a top and watch where it lands.

Mow the lawn?  Pull weeds?  Water the plants?  Clean porch?

Each makes a perfect gift for a dad.

DIY bottle cap game

You can make your own bottle opener game at your local home depot.


Start by signing up for a DIH class here.  It’s this Saturday from 10:00-11:30 am.

Next, stop by your local Home Depot this Saturday where they’ll walk you through the project step-by-step and you’ll leave with the perfect gift for Father’s Day.

They are looking for feedback on the classes, too.

If you’ve ever attended a class, here’s a form to share your thoughts on the classes.

Want a little more bottle opener project inspiration?

Here are some of my other blogging friends and their bottle opener projects:

House of Wood

That’s My Letter

All Things Thrifty

The Rustic Life

Her Toolbelt

Lolly Jane

Toolbox Divas

Build Basic

Refresh Restyle

disclosure:  this post was sponsored by The Home Depot.

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  1. Image for Cindy Richter Cindy Richter

    LOL - When I first glanced at the picture, I thought how is he going to like to win a game of Pull Weeds and Mow Lawn. Helps to read the post before drawing a conclusion. I think James would want Rub My Feet thrown in there. ;) Great idea!

  2. Image for Michelle Michelle

    So cute and clever! Shared this with my daughter-in-law and grandkids for a Father's Day gift idea!! They're working on chore ideas and planning to hang it in the garage right next to the beverage fridge. Summertime in Texas plus this board means he's going to being getting plenty of much needed help with the chores ;-)

  3. Image for Michelle Michelle

    I absolutely adore this! What a wonderful game for a Father's Day party that I'm sure the dads out there will really appreciate! :) Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned! :)

  4. Image for Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    Hey, Karianne! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Father's Day Bottle Cap Game so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec. Happy Friday!!! ~Lorelai Life With Lorelai / Home Matters Linky Party

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