A couple of weeks ago, I dropped donations off at a local charity and stopped in the store to look around. I found this
ugly unattractive tray on the 75% off shelf. Can you say “1990’s!?”
I got it for 44 cents. I figured that at that price, I could do something with it. I had no ideas what I’d do, but brought it home anyway. I guess I was bored and looking for a project (again).
About a week after bringing the tray home, I found a pack of Spam note cards at Target. My daughter told me I had to get them.
I grew up in Hawai’i. And if you know anything about Hawai’i, you know we lo-ooove Spam. Really. There’s nothing better than spam, rice and eggs! Loving Spam is a quirky, endearing trait of folks from Hawai’i.
I also adore shows from the 50’s and Elvis (50’s Elvis, not 70’s Elvis). The note cards have that 50’s flair to them.
My daughter, growing up eating Spam and watching 50’s shows, immediately appreciated the quirkiness of the Spam note cards and that’s why she insisted that I buy them.
Of course, I bought the cards (there was never any question). I wanted to use them on the 90’s wine tray. I thought I could Mod Podge them in a random pattern and use the tray in the kitchen to catch odds and ends in my junk drawer. That way I’d get a smile every time I opened the junk drawer. I try to build those little pick-me-ups into my decorating and organizing.
It was just too much. So after a couple of days of trying to make it work, I moved on to another picture I’ve been wanting to use. My Hapy Isles Pineapple picture.
I printed out 3 copies of the picture, cut them to size and then Mod Podged them to the tray. Once it had all dried, I added a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper to seal it. So the entire project cost under $1. 44 cents for the tray + 3 sheets of paper + some printer ink + a little Mod Podge