By Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman
A synthesis of 2 awesome leisure pursuits — making issues and ingesting — Beer Crafts is the reply to the age-old query of what to do with these ninety nine bottles of beer at the wall.
While writer and crafter extraordinaire Shawn Bowman wish to imagine she got here up with the assumption on her personal, proposal particularly got here from her eight-year-old daughter, who spent a summer season keen about making jewellery out of her parents' discarded bottle caps. discovering the notice on her table, “My crafting contains you to open a beer,” the writer had what can in basic terms be known as an epiphany: “ALL crafting may still contain me establishing a beer.” She raised her daughter’s allowance, and set right down to penning this e-book. yet first, she opened a beer.
Beer Crafts exhibits you ways to repurpose not only the caps but additionally labels, bottles, or even cans into priceless, hip, and quirky goods — from attention-getting (if no longer downright attractive) garter belts to the vintage crochet beer can hat, to beer bottle tags, to fridge magnets, and extra. The initiatives are tremendous enjoyable, effortless to make (even for a first-time crafter), and lots of the offers are belongings you most likely have already got available or chilling within the fridge.
Beer Crafts has jewellery and add-ons for men and gals. From cowboy hats made up of beer case bins and masculine bottle label belt buckles and wallets to flowery bottle best flip-flops and cute-as-a-button beer cap headbands, there’s a bit whatever for everybody — even beer can jackets for the kin puppy! Beer bottles themselves dress up with insulating crochet cozies and fancy appeal necklaces, finishing all arguments over whose drink is whose, while they’re all basically marked “mine”! There are even funky domestic decor initiatives, together with candle holders, patio lanterns, chicken feeders, and a memo board. And with lots of beer rates and minutiae, Beer Crafts is usually recommended bar interpreting if you happen to don't craft.
Tie one on — then braid it, glue it, and enhance it — with Beer Crafts.
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