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Friday, August 12, 2011

Got Lunch? Lunch Box Decorated with Vinyl Food

Hi Dandi Crafters. Well it is that time of year again. No not back to school, that will come soon enough, buying school supplies. Every year it starts the same, with the school lunch box. It sounds like an easy enough task, pick one out, take it to the cashier and pay. Oh if it were only that easy. To make a long story short, about 2 or 3 lunch boxes were put into the cart but we ended up coming home with this one. I am happy because it is made of hard plastic which is much easier to clean, and doesn't stink 2 weeks into the school year,  unlike those soft plastic material counterparts. She is happy because it was pink and I told her we could decorate it and make it look cute when we got home. Mission accomplished! If you didn't know better you might think I purchased this lunch box like this. I hadn't a clue how I was going to decorate it when I told her we could make it cute. I was actually thinking Tinkerbell, or Hello Kitty. Then I got to thinking, it would look cute with food on it. Yea, I could draw some dancing food with  faces. Then I thought some more," Didn't I download some kind of milk with a face on it from Lettering Delights?" I did, look at that it is a whole set, 'Oishii'. But I really want food with faces,arms, and feet. Maybe I should just draw my own, it wouldn't take that long, but I really wanted to 'get it done'. Well thanks to Make the Cut now having the LD browser I looked around because I remembered seeing some food with feet on it. ;-) Yep sure enough 'Stuck On You' has arms and feet. That is more like it. The 'Stuck On You' Set has happy faced food with arms and legs. Oh perfect it even has peanut butter and jelly bread already! However there is no milk or dessert food and I would have to purchase the 'Stuck On You' set. It isn't exactly what I want. Now do I just bite the bullet and draw exactly what I want or do I just purchase the set and fiddle with it. I decided to purchase 'Stuck On You' from Lettering Delights. I fiddled with the 'Oishii' and 'Stick On You' sets which didn't take any time at all because I knew what I wanted and knew how to do it in a few easy steps. There you go, one super sweet lunch box. I couldn't be more pleased how this turned out. The vinyl colors I chose matched the colors of the lunch box perfectly. The pink got lunch? is the exact color of the back of the lunch box. The turquoise color I used for the milk is the same color of the drink bottle lid and lunch box clasp.
What I used:
Bobble lunch box, purchased mine at Target.
Lettering Delights Oishii
Lettering Delights Stuck On You
All Vinyl is Oracal 631 (aka Cricut Vinyl)
Colors Used:
Light brown
Soft Pink
Bubble Gum (soft pink and bubble gum are very close in color. You could choose to use either for the cake.)
Carnation Pink
Violet (some sites I have seen also list this as purple)
Geyser Blue
GotMilk Font


teachdanz said...

adorable!! and no one else will have the same lunch box:-)

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh My!! This is just adorable, I love it.

bartlettpair said...

This is sooooo cute!!! I am keeping my eyes peeled for a box similar to this for my daughter---she most always takes her food to work with her and I think it would bless her to have something like this ANd for me to decorate it for her--- OH and I love how you went into detail about the 'process'---LOVE hearing and gleaning from those things:)

Sherrie K. said...

This is such a cute idea. I may have to lift this and try it for my little niece. She'd love it~so artsy!
Thanks for stopping by my blog during the BTS blog hop. Appreciated your sweet comment. I am a new follower:)
Sherrie K

Jovan said...

This is so cute! Thanks for playing!

cfine said...

Love this idea! I'm looking for a lunchbox for my daughter and I hadn't thought of getting a hard plastic one. But you have a good point about the cleaning and I know all too well about the odor the soft ones have after a while! I will be checking out my local Target for this one! Thanks for sharing this cute idea!

DIANA L. said...

This is really cute


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