I really try my best to keep the (at last count) 3477 bottles and cans organized in a spread sheet that I can access at any time. So, when I’m buying new beer, I can look back through the sheets and avoid buying doubles. However, dot dot dot, it happens. Sometimes I just plain miss something in my sheets. Sometimes I find myself in a place that only sells in 4 or 6 packs and I have to buy that way. Sometimes I just like the bottle/can or beer so much I buy more. And then there are times when people want to give me cans or bottles and I just can’t put them in the collection because I didn’t drink (or at least taste) them. But what to do with those extras? For the cans at least, I have found something at least mildly interesting.
Ever try to take the top off of a beer can with a can opener? Of course you haven’t. Who would? Well, I tried it once to see if it would let me make it look like my empty beer cans were never really opened. Turns out it takes quite a bit of modification to a can opener to get it to deal with that inward slope at the top of a beer can. Also, it didn’t really work well as it crimped the rim of the can (http://bottlecollection.net/2016/07/10/opening-cans-from-top-or-bottom-or-is-there-a-better-way/).
A lot of people around me now have been getting into planting succulents into anything they can fit them into. So, of course, I figured this would be a great thing to do with my extra beer cans.
Not bad huh? I think they come out pretty well. And, because I work in such a cool office environment, they let me spread them out on the window ledges! Have I mentioned that I love my job before?
Next up I have some bottles I want to do this with. But first Mrs. Usedhair has to find her glass bottle cutting kit that we’ve hidden in a box somewhere deep in the bowels of the house.