I love the idea of building play kitchens from nightstands and old tv stands and bookcases on pinterest, but unfortunately we just don't have room in our house for something like that...although I would love to have an excuse to build one of those someday! So after a couple weeks of finding food thrown about the house, I thought I should at least get a bucket or something to store it all in. I thought I could even slap some burners on the top of the bucket and bam, have a play kitchen. But as I was walking down the plastic bin aisle at Target, it came to me. Why not build a play kitchen out of a storage bin with drawers? It would definitely give us more storage and an opportunity to add to the food collection in the future. Plus you have the added bonus of toy organization in disguise as a play kitchen. So I that's exactly what I did! And for under $20, it didn't hurt the budget either.
I designed the stovetop by cutting out different sized offset circles in vinyl. We already had the pan set, so I used that as a guide on how big to cut the circles.
For those of you with your own silhouette cameo, I used stove shapes from the silhouette online store to create handles and oven windows and timer. The silver vinyl was perfect for the handles and knobs. It would look even cuter with real handles and knobs, which we could definitely add in the future, but I like how we could easily peel off the vinyl and still have a useable storage bin if we ever needed one!
I found some cute green command hooks on clearance. They were the perfect size to hang utensils and a pot holder on the side.
- I bought the storage bin on sale for only $10 at Target.
- I already had the vinyl. I have assorted rolls of the Silhouette 12-Inch Premium Vinyl but I also bought an assorted pack of vinyl from Amazon and have used it for a ton of projects. It's a great way to have a little bit of every color imaginable!
- Command hooks, I found them on clearance at Target for only $2, but here are some similar ones for not much more.
- Pot holder, also from Target for $4. I wasn't thrilled on the size of it, or the price for that matter, so I searched at the dollar store and a couple other locations, but I couldn't find anything better.
So for less than $20 and 10 minutes, I was able to create a great play kitchen to organize all of the play food and cookware.
And it meets his approval, so that's all that really matters!
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