That being said. If you insist on engaging in this overused method for championing one’s drinking ability, you can do the following to make your liquor bottle collection seem less, well, unoriginal.
MAKE THEM GLOW or SHIMMER
To make bottles glow you can simply break open some highlighters, grab the luminescent ink, and drop it into a liquor bottle full of water.
To make bottles shimmer you can mix a small amount of water and glue, shake it around in a bottle to coat the walls, and then toss in some glitter.
The take away here is to make the bottles look cool, and not just sit on the wall looking like everyone else’s.
GIVE EACH BOTTLE A STORY
I met some girls a while back that would write down a story from the night on each bottle after they finished it. In a way, it was like a diary for every drunken night they had in college. It was absolutely hilarious reading about all of the crazy things they did (although it was hard to read their handwriting because they were drunk).
Unfortunately, they threw out the bottles upon graduating… some stories aren’t meant to be remembered. So, I am unable to get a picture. BUT, this was by far the coolest way I’ve seen someone make this hackneyed college tradition seem less stupid.
ONLY COLLECT UNIQUE BOTTLES
There are thousands upon thousands of liquor and beer brands. Why on god’s green earth would you insist on putting 40s on your wall. It looks stupid, it smells up your apartment (if you don’t clean them), and it just tells anyone who visits your place that you have the cultural IQ of redneck donning a well-worn WWF shirt.
Instead, you should collect some bottles that not everyone has seen. I’m talking no-name tequilas, European beers, and other stuff that might seem erotic simply because it’s unfamiliar.
If you are going to use bottles to decorate your apartment, you had better be original about it. Also, if you are collecting bottles simply to highlight how hard-core of a drinker you are, at least go the extra mile… stack your bottles of cirrhosis medication on the wall next to them. Nothing says “I drink with impunity” like 30 bottles of Everclear, each flanked with an orange RX bottle autographed by your favorite liver specialist.