Friday, March 11, 2011

What can you do with an empty PBR can?

Who among us hasn't seen some dude wearing a crocheted hat of some sort that incorporates his favorite beer can? (Okay, so don't admit to such atrocities -but we know you have !)

Missed this unique craft show last Saturday. Gotta mark the calendar for next year. Maybe I'll even think about participating. I kind of like the creativity challenge.

The 3rd Annual PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) Crafting Challenge was held in Philadelphia on Saturday featuring 20 tables of vintage PBR items and crafts made from or depicting PBR in some way, shape or form. Oh yeah, PBR also sponsored some great refreshments. I've heard tell beer flowed freely (and yes, "free" was a price quote.) They did ask for an $8 donation at the door. Admission included free refreshments, games with prizes, and live entertainment by five bands throughout the day.

I came across the listing late on Friday night and couldn't convince The Big Guy we should check it out on Saturday. Not even free PBR could draw him in. (He's become a craft brew man in his old age.)

I can only imagine what a world of wonders were presented at this event held by the Philadelphia Independent Craft Market. I'm sure there were the usual pinwheels, airplanes and trucks made from empty cans. Perhaps there was some interesting jewelry, too. Lightbulbs are starting to flash in my brain.

With this in mind, I went online to see what unique creations might have been there. I was impressed. Bear in mind these pics are not necessarily using PBR cans, but you can use your imagination. (I just googled "beer can art - images.")

Yep, that's a car made from Bud cans. I'm not sure it is actually road legal but it is an eye-catcher, even if it must be a trailer queen.

For those with a smaller project in mind, I thought this peacock was quite creative, don't you?

Or, you might like to start small and work on a babe like this one.

Carrying the concept a bit further, I couldn't help but be amazed by this chandelier using booze bottles. Now, who wouldn't want one of these in their clubroom? Okay, I'm off to try to locate something as interesting to do this weekend. I'll keep you posted. Have a good one, y'all.


Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon,
I am going to have to show the bottle chandelier to my hubby. He is going to love it!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Natalie

OliveStreetStudio said...

OMG tooooo funny! The hat will be worn in about 4 days I'd guess. :-)