Friday, September 25, 2009

why go shopping?

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.


Terri Kahrs said...

LOVE this, Kimmie! SOoooo much better than a "store bought" trophy. You've done an outstanding job of it! Hugs, Terri xoxo

*jean* said...

oooo this ROCKS! i love it! before i started homeschooling my son, i worked in a trophy shop....this is ssoooooo much better! i am starting an art club at our school and i would love to do this as a you mind?? we are focusing on recycled materials for our main theme!!

let me know!!

ooglebloops said...

They will be fighting over this trophy - very cool!!!!

Rosie said...

Some of those bought trophies are really naff - but not this one!! That's what I call creative recycling!

Anonymous said...

Now THAT is a real trophy, my friend!

Jane said...

Fantastic trophy! I'll never look at a baked bean can in the same way again!

Catharina Maria said...

Kimmie you have made a great trophy .
And your bottle caps project is also great to see !
xox Rini

Mollye said...

Wayyyyyyyyyy more gooder than a real one! Groovy girl. Hope the winner appreciates it because this is the cutest thing I've ever seen. This will be one fun event and we want lots of pictures:)

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

You are too clever for words, all the chili makers will be holding their breath hoping they will be the lucky winner! Love it!
btw the SOL cap is priceless

Unknown said...

you guys are too funny ..... to some people I'm sure it looks like a pile of junk :)

great idea to show pictures - I will!

ELK said...

so very clever...i think it looks better than an old plastic trophy too!

Anitra Cameron said...

That is beyond cool. Love it!!

Linda Jo said...

I see me making a trophy sometime soon!