Let me start off by saying that I am not a crafty person. Some people can see an object and think to themselves, “If I tie some ribbons here and put some flowers here, it will look beautiful.” I can’t do that. But I am writing today about a craft project that I completed. It isn’t one that I set out to, it just fell into my lap one day.
Many years ago we started to save beer labels. To be honest, I don’t know why we started doing this. But it became a thing we did, especially when we traveled. It was fun. However, after several years of doing this we collected a lot of labels. It got to the point that I started to think, “What in the heck am I going to do with these labels.” I couldn’t see myself patiently putting them into photo albums. I don’t even put my pictures in photo albums.
Then one day we were going through our apartment and getting rid of stuff. That is when we started to discuss a wood trunk that we had. It was a plain trunk that was useful for holding stuff, but it wasn’t pretty. It was suggested that we just get rid of the pitiful thing.
The idea hit me. Why don’t we decoupage the labels onto the trunk. That way we would still have the storage space and it would be better to look at. And once we started this process we realized that we didn’t have enough labels. It was sad news for sure, but we suffered through drinking more beer to collect labels. This continued for quite some time. But it was a labor of love.
Both of us are happy with the finished product. And when I see it, I see labels from places we visited and it brings back so many wonderful memories. And while we enjoy a beer sometimes we will reminisce about the places we’ve been and the people we’ve met.