After being unable to pull the pine cone petals off without them cracking and giving me splinters, I gave up, realizing I would never wear it anyway. I still felt good about my lofty aspirational crafts, including everything from refinishing furniture to planning weddings [Tangent: Both of these things I have no business doing.] I'm somewhat thankful Pinterest was not "a thing" when I was in college and had ample amounts of downtime and access to junk to "snazz." It was during this time in my life when I should have majored in undergoing huge projects and then giving up halfway through.
Ex: About 6 years ago, I saw a bottle cap fish on display at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Without any intended space to put this monstrosity or anyone to give it to, I thought, "huh, I could make that." so I started collecting grotesque amounts of caps. [Tangent: Not so much because I was an alcoholic but because I was a college student who had several friends that were bartenders and wished to support my delusional craftiness.] Long story short, I never made the giant beer fish [Tangent: ...not that I am writing it off as a future project.] but I used up some of those thousands of caps using a little ingenuity and caulk I made some thrifty Christmas presents. [Tangent: hehehe. Caulk. I am clearly 12 because I made caulk jokes during the whole craft day.]
I mean, who doesn't need a classy beer cap coaster, featuring even now defunct brands like Aspen Edge? Promoting drinking and furniture preservation simultaneously. Win/win!