While trying in vain to punch holes in a can of milk with a dulled, slightly bent Sunbeam bottle opener--which, by the way, had lost its handy dandy magnet AGAIN--I was tempted to just throw the thing into the garbage. But suddenly inspiration struck and I gave it a good washing instead, then set it on a table and sort of forgot about it.
Tonight I felt in the mood to finish a project--something, anything!--and remembered the crazy idea I had had. So I fired up the dear old hot glue gun and got my pieces of junk together.
That's right, I had decided that the bottle opener would make a really interesting hair barrette! I never said I was sane.
Et voila! I now have a completely kooky hair accessory that cost me nothing at all. I actually really like it--there's something about the design of the bottle opener and its crisp Sunbeam logo that is just perfect for a hair bow. I am going to wear it in public and be proud.
If you are thinking of making one and wearing it too, be sure that you are prepared for the inevitable reactions. There may be pointing. There may be giggles. But most of all, be prepared to have everybody on earth come up to you and solemnly inquire, "Do you know you've got a bottle opener on your head?" Each person will truly believe that they are the only one in existence clever enough to come up with this witty joke. If, and only if, you are ready to go through this all day, you are ready to wear a kitchen utensil on your head in public.