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!