Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Where do you get?
I get that question all the time! Where do you get your lunchboxes, where did you get those picks, and where did find that?! The answer is really everywhere. I am always looking and thinking how can I use that in a lunch. I know it's a little obsessive and as you can see I have alot of stuff and you really don't need all those things to do a fun lunch. In fact you probably have some things at home right now that you could use.
A really easy way to jazz up a lunch is to use silicone cupcake liners. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and are pretty reasonable. They are also reusable making them earth friendly too, which to me is very important. If you don't have the silicone liners you probably already have a variety of the paper liners in your cupboard, those work great as well, and are good for the little ones who like to throw everything away!
Another thing I use almost everyday are picks. You can find these just about everywhere and you can even make your own. I find them by the cake decorating things, holiday items, drink accessories ( think little umbrellas) and I order often from allthingsforsale.com. All Things For Sale is an online bento supply store. Proceed with caution as everything is cute and you are likely to get a long wish list that is not pocketbook friendly, so don't say I didn't warn you!
To make your own picks, simply take a toothpick, stickers of your choice and put one sticker on each side of the toothpick, back to back. And there you have it, a fun little lunch pick. You could even go as far as using your computer to print out labels and such of your own design to put on the toothpicks.
Lastly is cutting things into shapes. You can buy expensive sandwich cutters and there are lots of cute ones out there. But for the most part I use cookie cutters. They are reasonable, easy to find, come in all shapes and sizes and you probably already have a ton lying around your kitchen right now!
Those are just a few of the basics to get those creative juices flowing! I hope I have inspired you to go through your stuff and keep your eyes open when you are out shopping. And hit those dollar stores, I find some of my best stuff there ;)