Three cheers for the guy who brought you into this world. Raise a can to salute the man who taught you all about belching, belly scratching and the importance of keeping a couple frosty ones in the fridge. Is there any better way to salute a guy than with an awesome trophy of his favorite brand? I think not! Beer can awards are ridiculously easy to make- you'll need an old trophy, get that at the thrift store, don't use one of his, that might not go over too well! You'll also need 2-3 empty cans or a six pack if you're making an epic tower and glue sticks and a glue gun. You might look too for extra parts to embellish the trophy. A small urn turned upside-down makes a great pedestal and tiny beer cans from doll house sets look good in trophy statue hands. I like to combine parts from different trophies to get extra height and bling.
Step One: Open a beer, Dad's favorite brand. My pop drinks Heineken, so I decided to make him a trophy using Iron City instead because the can was pretty freakin cool. I washed out the can after I finished it off and set it upside down to dry, afterward I pried off the pull tab using my fingers.
Step Two: Deconstruct the trophy. There is probably a small nut at the base which needs to be unscrewed. The nut is most likely attached to a rod that goes through the entire trophy. Pull this out and save it for another project then go ahead and take the other pieces apart.
Step Three: Re-assemble trophy. Another easy peasy thing, find the parts you like best and stack them up gluing each layer with a glue gun. This is the fastest method for putting it together but not super durable so you'll want to be careful carrying it around. You can try another glue for stronger bond, like Gorilla Glue, and you can fill your cans with sand to make them more stable BUT your trophy will get super heavy that way and can make a huge mess if it comes apart- Personally I stick just with the glue gun but there is lots of room for experimentation with this craft.
You can add caps to this too or go all out and have a fresh engraving made for the base letting dad know he's #1 in your book!