What should we do with our large family crest? #Do It Yourself#advice#art Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Oct 1 2012) Offbeat Editors Offbeat Home & Life runs these advice questions as an opportunity for our readers to share personal experiences and anecdotes. Readers are responsible for doing their own research before following any advice given here... or anywhere else on the web, for that matter. Our friend welded us this brass knuckle family crest! Our family name is at the bottom. What should we do with it?! Our best idea so far is to put it in our berry garden and let the raspberries grow around and through it. -mishaj What say you, Homies? You're a creative bunch, I'm sure y'all have ideas on how Mishaj can use this ENORMOUS (and threatening) family crest. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Thoughts on deciding whether or not to tell your kids you're a sex worker NEXT Use colored-coded rags to cut down on paper towels Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] The house I grew up in had a large blank space above the garage door… would've been a great place for something like that! Reply Do you have a huge empty space in your living/family/great room? You could put it in a stand and use it as a statement piece. Reply It would look pretty sick over a mantle. You could even put photos (in round frames!) in the knuckle holes to juxtapose badass & adorable. Reply I kind of want to turn it into a coffee table. Cut some wood into an oval that just barely matches the widest and longest points. Then lay the knuckles on top and make a mosaic inside the negative space. Not sure if I have my process right, but I'd fudge that til it works. Reply I see a hanging pot rack. Not sure how I'd hang it, but it would make a great personal touch. Reply Ooh, hanging pot rack would be RAD! Reply It would make an awesome headboard. You could also put some mesh in there and use it as a freaking awesome fire grate, indoors or outdoors. Brass knuckles and fire! Reply Oh wait! I love THESE ideas too!!! Reply i would put pictures of the two of you and your families in each hole and put it on a large wall needing of some zazz. family snugglness+hardcore ridculousness=awesome. Reply I have no idea what you can do with it. But I want it. Reply I agree with the headboard idea. A friend made an awesome wooden crest-ish thing for us for our wedding and I'm not sure where to put it yet either- it's crossed hockey sticks! Reply Do you have stairs? The wall leading up the stairs would be a good place for it–that is usually wasted space anyway and generally a large spot for oversized pieces. I like everyone's idea of pictures of you two and your families in each ring as well. Of course, I also like your idea of raspberry vines. The only problem I see with that idea is that the vines would eventually cover it so it would be harder to partake of its awesomeness. In short, I am coveting your crest and wish I had this problem. 🙂 Reply So many great ideas- the garden accessory, the headboard, the coffee table- I don't know hwo you'll decide, your friend may have to make you a few more 😉 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.