Friday, April 18, 2014

Play Bakery



Hey guys!  Today I'm going to show you my final entry for blog wars.  I also have the 3rd round coming up too, however, that is a tutorial so I will be posting that in the near future.  For the final round I really wanted to give all I could in the short amount of time that I had to give it. ;)  We found this entertainment center on craigslist for $30.  It was in such great shape!  I knew I wanted to turn it into something great for AB.  So I turned it into a play bakery complete with pretend cake pops, pretend cookies, and pretend sprinkles.

Below is the before and after picture.


As you can see below the bakery lights up! :)  It was hard to get a good picture of it in the daylight outside so we did have this shot of it before it was finished so you guys could get an idea of how it looks all lit. :)  I just love it!




I made the cookies from wood circle cuts from Michael's.  I bought a small and a large size disc.  I painted them and then hot glued them together.  and of course, cookies would not be complete in a bakery with out the cookie bags.  I picked up the bags and the embellishments as well at Michael's. The cake pops where also wood pieces I found at Michael's.  I already had the lolli pop sticks from making real cake pops so I used the left overs for this craft!  Aren't they so fun?  I just love the stand with the glitter tape from American Crafts.





The sprinkles are made out of tiny beads that I bought at Michael's.  I put them in clear salt and pepper shakers from the dollar tree.  (To make sure they didn't spill out, on the inside of the lids I put clear tape.)

The menu chalkboard was made from one of those laser cut wood frames from Michael's. I stained the frame using a light gray color. Then, I took the bottom part of the drawer from the entertainment center and used it as the backing for the chalkboard.  Then cut out in vinyl the Menu design I designed in illustrator. 




"The Man" made the shelves from spice rack molding and a small sheet of wood we had in the garage.
Most of all the accessories for the bakery were found at the dollar tree, (Glasses and baking sheets).



The sign was found at Michael's and I just painted it white and added the details on the side and cut the bakery out of vinyl with my cameo.



There is still a few things I would like to add to it to make it 100% complete.  I plan on putting a mirror behind the shelving in the door part. And I also want to add a back part with some cute bakery styling in the main play part of it.  We originally thought it would be fun to play behind it like taking orders and stuff, but "The Man" pointed out, "Who is going to put that huge thing out in the middle of a room so kids can play behind it?"  haha.  He's right! (Don't tell him that) ;)  So I will have to come up with something for the inner back part and something on the other side. :)  I'm open to ideas!!!


Until next time, keep creating, living, and obsessing!


16 comments:

  1. HOLY COW is this thing AMAZING! My Daughter would love something like this as we are really getting into baking together. My good friend's wife gifted us matching mom and daughter aprons at my wedding shower last spring and I can't help but some up with reasons for us to wear them together, this is fantastic. Might have to check out garage sales this summer for ideas. What I love about your post is this is all stuff I have purchased and crafted with in the past so I know exactly how much it would cost and where to find it. Thanks so much, this is incredible!

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    1. Thank you! My daughter loves to bake as well. I'm hoping to add some more stuff to it so it's more complete. :)

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  2. This is so cool! I love the creativity. I'm sending this to my sister - her daughter would have so much fun with this:)

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  3. This is amazing! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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  4. I wish my girls were still little so I could make one of these (it's just and excuse for me to play too) :-) Fabulous job.

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    1. Thank you! I love it! I still feel like it needs something though.

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  5. oh wow thats may i say A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! ...love it.. as I'm reading this my little girl comes up to my lap .. oh mommy cookies yum .. I'm like yeah they look so real and just beautiful.. you did a wonderful job !! ..im trying to see if i could do something like this when we finish our play room thanks for the inspiration ..
    xo,Alina.

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    1. Thank you! :) I can't wait to see what you do with your play room! I hope you post it! :)
      Sarah

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  6. This is the cutest thing EVER!

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  7. I seriously love this and have the same cabinet. How did you get the top anfled like that! ?! LOVE! <3 HTTP://CHANGEISMYFAVORITECOLOR.COM

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  8. I seriously love this and have the same cabinet. How did you get the top anfled like that! ?! LOVE! <3 HTTP://CHANGEISMYFAVORITECOLOR.COM

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    1. Thank you! We took a rule and made a line where the top open part of the cabinet met with the tower part and then took a saw and cut it along the line. :) Then did some math with angles and cut the other side. I think we did based on my daughters height and if she could still see if she was playing behind it. Made the markings and put two 4"x1"x1" for support and screwed the top to the angled supports. then cut the front of the top slop to give a straight edge now that it was angled down. and I found some cute trim at Michael's to put on it that had a scalloped design. Glad you like it. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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  9. How did you do the lights on the bakery? I am in the process of making this and bought a similar entertainment center.

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    1. I bought Push lights and liquid nailed them to the tops of each shelf. This way the girls can press them on and off. :) The LED ones last longer. and they slide right off to replace batteries. Sorry I just saw the comment.

      Sarah

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  10. Hi!
    Extremely random question, what are the dimensions of the bakery?

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  11. You could've put it on locking wheels so that it was easy to move.

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