Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DIY Bento Picks!

Happy Tuesday!
A while ago I read a post on Simply Cute about making your own bento picks.

I have a bunch of them already, but I always am looking for new crafy things to do since I do spend a considerable amount of time alone. Boyfriend works nights at the airport so I do like things to do aside from bug, and getting bugged by, the cats.

Enter DIY Bento Picks! I took a trip to Joanne Fabrics with Boyfriend and bought what I needed. To snap the comb pieces I had to let Boyfriend do it since I'm a bit of a weakling in that area. But I was able to use my new glue gun and button tops to make some cute picks!

Sorry about the quality of the pictures, my condo is always dark and shadowy. And it's been cloudy and gross outside so no outdoor pictures either. (The fabric I shot these on is a grab from the discount fabic remnants at Joanne - I always grab the colorful and exciting ones!)
Adorable pets - there's even a goldfish!

I loooove the "Bee Happy" one - so adorable!

Punk rawk! I hate that this picture came out so dark. These picks were my favorite ones.
Aside from the picks I've been repainting a piece of furniture in my living room. It's a small chest that we use as a landing pad for our stuff when we walk in the door, and it stores all our laundry stuff and pots and pans. I'm repurposing it! It'll be a mail station / fish tank holder!

You see, we bought this fish tank on Black Friday last year. It was a $35 purchase and has the tank and all the accessores and some coupons for free fish. We haven't set it up since we ended up getting Azura and now Kumari. But I want fish damn it!

I'll make sure to post a picture of the new fish tank / mail storage place once I get it finished. It's taking FOREVER! I've got the drawer and doors painted, and now I'm waiting for the primer for the main piece to dry so that I can paint it a nice gray. I'm so excited! There was something therapudic about sitting outside and painting this thing in the cool New England air with my shoes off and the cats being nosy and meowing at me painting.

Hope the rest of everyone's week is great!


  1. The picks are so adorable! :)

  2. Thank you! ^^ They were super easy to make. I had a great time "picking" them out, too!


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