Would You Have Thought to Use These for Narrow Shelf Planters??

Everybody uses 'Spam' now and then . .but did you notice the cans are gold colored when you remove the label? Simple to decorate or not, for recycling and small gadget holders or herb garden on the window ledge planters. No pictures required for this reuse. Your imagination for trim . .even the edges are smooth with a little hole punched in the side you could even hang on a wall with a hook or nail.

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  • I have never bought Spam in my life, but I do know people that do. Love the color, will ask the neighbors to save for me. Perfect for seedling plants. Thanks! ☺

  • DB DB on Mar 13, 2017
    Tooo funny--I haven't had SPAM in 40 years and now I'm tempted. I had a great recipe somewhere for SPAM with pineapple hmmmmm Memory Lane

    • Peg8865526 Peg8865526 on Mar 17, 2017
      Hi, funny you mentioned pineapple on the spam. We used to add the
      small white potatos.....really wasn't bad.....

  • Irene Irene on Mar 13, 2017
    I am well known for my famous potato salad. It takes boiled potatoes, diced onions and celery, mayonnaise & sour cream (equal halves), and small diced/fried spam (crispy). Can't begin to tell you how many compliments I've received, and people are always amazed that the little crispy bits, that add so much too it, are spam.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 14, 2017
    Such a good point! I love discovering new uses for the simplest household items from Hometalkers. Thanks!

  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Mar 14, 2017
    Awesome way to have fresh herbs in your own kitchen. This would also make a great gift to any mom or grandma either with herbs or a little flower or succulent plant.

  • Irene Irene on Mar 14, 2017
    I gave the recipe in my original post. Just boil the potatoes and add the ingredients I posted. I really don't measure anything, I just add the ingredients to taste. I think the "zing" factor is the half-and-half mayo/sour cream dressing and the crispy diced spam. Trust your instincts and taste. Start small. If you like more of something, you can always add more. Boiled potatoes are like sponges. You may have to add more dressing after it's been refrigerated several hours. I was given this recipe many years ago by a friend, and I've never found a potatoe salad to beat it (and I'm 75).

  • Melissa V Melissa V on Mar 16, 2017
    Wow, actually now that Robert has a new gadget in his semi, he's been taking spam and making spamwiches with cheese (mmm!). I'll have to remind him to save the containers to add to my "stuff"😄.

    Im gonna have to try the tater salad, that'll get me 1!!!

  • Ida Ida on Mar 17, 2017
    spam has been given a bad rap, it's no worse than bacon so go for it and plant your flowers. It's Hawaii's favorite meat.

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    • Sarah E Carroll Sarah E Carroll on Mar 18, 2017
      I keep one in my garage to hold the laquer thinner to clean spark plugs for the old cars my husband collected.

  • Judy Judy on Mar 17, 2017
    I Love Spam. I slice it up and lightly fry it.I have been using my spam containers for some time now. In my bathroom I use them to hold my toothbrush and toothpaste and floss so all I have to do it grab it and do my thing. I have one for hair do dads. I also have several I use when I am doing sewing projects., For putting my thread, bobbin, buttons, and color of yarn I am also going to use for each towel. One for each. I call it may grab and use tray. I do not like tater salad but my family does I am going to try it.
    Thank you very much

  • Carol Carol on Mar 18, 2017
    I used to grind it up with cheese and onion, add a little mustard and pickle relish for a sandwich spread. I would put the spread on hamburger buns, wrap with foil and then bake for about 15 minutes in the oven. I even froze them and when the kids came in from school( hungrey teen boys) they would pop them in the toaster over , bake and enjoy. Can even heat in Microwave if you rewrap in plastic wrap or paper towel. Good, hot , melted cheesy, sandwich.

  • Sarah E Carroll Sarah E Carroll on Mar 18, 2017
    sound good to me . .

  • Lily Lily on Mar 19, 2017
    Oh my it all sounds 😋