Mom deserves a prize for all of her hard work. Besides, who can resist those wonderful decorated tins? By mixing and matching, I was able to channel my inner bohemian and make the perfect trophy.
Take a body of one tin and pair it with a lid of another for the mismatched look.
Use two pulls and eight split paper brads. Place a pull on a side of the tin box. Mark and drill four holes to match those on the pull. Use the brads to attach the pulls to the box.
Repeat for the other pull on the opposite side.
Using strong scissors or tin snips, cut a rectangle from another tin a little wider than the perimeter of the dowel. In this case, the dowel is 1inch in diameter so I cut the rectangle about 4" wide. (pi equals 3.1416) Determine the height of your riser. Cut the dowel and the rectangle to that measurement. (mine was 3")
Roll the tin around the dowel and rubberband in place. Drill a small hole through the two layers of tin and nail a small headed tack into the dowel through both layers on several paces along the dowel.
Find the center of the bottom of the box and the lid. Drill a hole in each that is big enough for your screws.
(I used pipe hangers (found in the plumbing department of Home Depot) for the handles of the other trophies)