why go out and buy a trophy when you can make one?
I'm hosting a chili cook-off and wanted to have a trophy for the winning chili.
My first thought was, "where is that trophy place I always see from the highway?"
My next thought was, "screw it - I'll make one."
start with one can of beans ..... (emptied of course)
add a bunch of western style, nostalgic, fun junk
including the S O L bottle cap I found yesterday
(which if yours is the winning chili, you are not S.O.L. - but a STAR - like the Sun!)
(see this post from my other blog)
p.s. here's how I attached it to the wood base:
I hammered a long nail through the wood so it sticks straight up.
Then I stuck the can on the nail (the metal is easily pierced)
Then I stuck a cork on the nail to give the can a snug fit to the wood.
Easy as pie.