Birthday greetings go out today to MAKE Magagazine's Phillip Torrone. This morning, he posted a photo on his Flickr account of a very crafty present. Somebody gave him a flower vase made out of a shotgun shell and a suction cup. Here's a photo of the vase with a flower in it. A few years back, I gave my father a string of shotgun shell christmas lights...my parents always decorate a bare, leafless tree instead of an evergreen tree. Anything to be able to sing "A Cartridge in a Bare Tree". (cough).