Here's a great way to get over your ex: Build a new one out of wine boxes so you can get tipsy off its "blood" and never worry about it (her? him?) leaving you! It sounds like a crazy idea — because it is — but for writer and artist Michael James Schneider based in Portland, OR, building a husband out of wine boxes was the perfect way to mend his broken heart. (And recycle like a champ.) Schneider posted pictures of his vino-hubby to various social media platforms, and quickly earned a ton of praise from people who would apparently be totally cool wedding a bunch of stale, wine-scented cardboard. (We imagine it would be a lot like marrying Keith Richards.)

                                                via Giphy  In an interview with VICE, Schneider said that after his boyfriend dumped him in 2015, he began to self-medicate with wine. A lot of wine. This left him with a ton of wine boxes, especially Franzia wine boxes, which he decided to use as the building blocks of Franz, his new Franken-wine husband.

i do not have a boyfriend so i made one out of boxes of wine (#boxwineboyfriend)

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Schneider told VICE that he "always thought it would be sad, funny, and a little sweet to make a companion from the empty cartons left over [from his self-medicating period]." And it turns out Franz is indeed a wonderful companion, with Schneider noting that the boxy fox is "the strong, silent type, but also sweet and caring at the same time." Schneider has even dubbed Franz his BWB — "Boxed Wine Boyfriend." In terms of where Schneider's at now regarding his personal life, he told VICE that he's over the breakup, as well as the self-medicating with wine — which is great 'cause now he can get back to just drinking it. Plus Schneider's mad creativity displayed by the invention of Franz, as well his dope-ass haircut and sense of humor, has also earned him a few romantic partnership proposals from people (both male and female) online. How bad do you want a BWB for yourself? Or would you prefer a TBG — Tequila Bottle Girlfriend? Or maybe you just want you and your flesh-and-blood partner to share one of the tasty-ass wine cocktails listed below: See recipe. See recipe.

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