We are going to sidestep a little bit on our display case project (gives you more time to paint it all white if you are working along with me!) because I found something that was just TOOOO cute, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I was at my local craft store (I’m sure if you are a regular reader, you’ve noticed I spend WAY too much time there!) to pick up some parts for a couple of other projects I have going. As I was surfing the aisles, I stumbled upon this:
At $2.39 I couldn’t pass it up! I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to incorporate it in the bakery, but I knew if I sat on it a little while, I’d figure out something.
It’s tall, it measures at 3 3/4 inches, I wasn’t sure exactly the best way to use it. For about a week I had it sitting in my living room so I could look at it and hopefully something would come to me. And it did–pizza to the rescue! (Wait? HUH? Pizza?)
My husband loves pizza from a local place, so we buy the biggest one they sell because not only is it super cheap, but I discovered that it freezes well and is easy to reheat. However, with a pizza that large, you need something to keep the box off the cheese…
I’d held on to this for the Broke Girl project from the last pizza a few weeks ago and it had been sitting in my kitchen since. I was doing some cleaning up and almost threw it away, when the idea popped in to my head!!! WELL DUH!!
I glued the two plug pieces to the top using Tacky Glue to make a “handle” and I was done, no waste, and my total investment was $2.39. Only problem is because the white plug was more of a rubbery type substance, it didn’t stay on, but the black piece did. That’s okay, I wasn’t that wild about it in the first place. I may have to dig through my beads and glue something else there instead. I had the little cupcake shaped erasers, I got those last year at Office Depot. The nice part is it is all plastic, so it is lightweight and perfectly safe in a toy room.
Total spent as of January 19–$13.64
Items bought through February 23–$2.39
Total spent as of February 23–$16.03*
If you are interested in looking for this item, it is Darice 1614-38 and measures 2.75 inches by 3.75 inches. I found a couple of places you could buy it online, but they all seem to sell it in lots of 12. I imagine if you did some serious poking around, you might find it elsewhere or at least find something very similar.
*I have not included anything from the bakery case in this total yet, we will add it all up when it’s finished and then include it, in case you were wondering!