I present to you the owl I was hoping to make to display on my kitchen wall. I pinned this on one of those days last summer when I obviously had too much time on my hands. I thought it was cute and kitschy, and a great way to recycle those beer bottle caps I’d been saving.
This week, when I re-discovered this pin, I decided to actually read the instructions on how to create this spectacular work of art. However, there were no actual instructions.
But there was a list of items and tools needed for this project, which included the following:
- Large metal lid-All my pot and pan lids are glass. May have to purchase used one at thrift store.
- Medium metal lid-See above
- Small metal lid-See above again. Duh.
- Metal washer-I think those are little circular things used for stuff around the house. Check with Hubs.
- Metal button-I ought to be able to find one around here somewhere.
- Dessert spoon-What the fudge is this? Who has special spoons just for eating dessert? Not this broad.
- Metal cutters-Ummm…not sure about this one..check with Hubs.
- Vice-Well, my vice is chocolate. Not sure how that fits into this project. But I’m willing to try and figure it out.
- Pliers-No dental tools in this house. Maybe Hubs can come up with something?
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks-Now, I know for a fact I have glue sticks because I recently bought them to use on a far simpler project than this. But damned if I can find my trusty hot glue gun. Must make a run to Michael’s asap.
- Cordless drill-Yay! Something I know we actually have in the garage.
- Screws (optional)-I ought to be able to round a few of these up.
- Slender tree branch (also optional)-We have plenty of trees in our neighborhood. Might need to get out the ladder to find just the right branch on the right tree though. Maybe Hubs will volunteer since I’m scared of heights?
- Beer bottle caps-Certainly we have enough of these!
I would like my beautiful owl to look precisely like the pic I pinned. Which means I need green, silver, and white beer bottle caps. Problem is, we don’t necessarily like Heineken beer. We like craft beer, like what we find here in Colorado (though technically, Heineken is considered a craft beer, surprisingly enough). And our delicious craft beers do not all have green, silver, or white caps. Damn!
Hmmm…guess I could buy the estimated 18 cases of Heineken required and dump it down the sink. But what a waste of mediocre beer not to mention a huge waste of money.
Maybe I could find a neighbor who regularly drinks Heineken. I know 3 of my neighbors so far. The odds are not with me on this.
Oh, I could go and knock on all the neighbors doors, introduce myself, and ask them if they drink Heineken and if they keep all their bottle caps. I’ll explain to them my new art project and what it means to me. I’m sure they are all nice people and will help this gal out, right?
If that doesn’t work, then I could put an ad on Craig’s list or on the Next Door neighbor app, pleading for donations of Heinekin beer caps.
This could take a while.