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Friday, August 24, 2018

Candy shop facade

Hello dear readers,

The flower shop is still pending.  While waiting for the perplex front, Meantime, I started a new, small project, a hanging candy shop facade.  It's also going to be sort of a tutorial in series.

Didn't have any shallow box at hand.  Instead,  a cheap wooden backgammon box (About 3/00 US$) cut in the middle yielded 4 shallow shells for 4 hanging shop facades.  I only had to cut some scrap wooden straps, found in the trash, (luckily the same width) and glue them to the open part of the box.

From the scrap piece, I cut one length for the shelves to be glued onto.

6 wooden tongue depressors were bound together and cut uniformly. Each 2  were glued together. making 3 shelves.

Tomorrow, I'll glue and paint.  My sweet 12 years old great granddaughter Dana, will come and work with me. We plan to make some candies together.  I am very excited about it.  This is the first time one of my offsprings shows interest in my hobby.

I wish you a lovely weekend with blessings.


  1. what a beautiful project! It is very rewarding to play with children. They have motivating ideas.
    Have fun with Dana!

  2. Que bonito proyecto, espero ver pronto los avances.
    Es muy agradable que los niños muestren interés por nuestro hobby. Lo pasaréis genial

  3. Ooohhh... A candy shop! That's going to be so much fun. I always think of Willie Wonka (the one with Gene Wilder) as well as the candy shop in my home town. They made peanut brittle and a bunch of other stuff in the shop. It was really cool.
    Can't wait to see more!

  4. ¡Es genial que puedas hacer miniaturas con tu nieta!

  5. Qué emocionante contar con una ayuda tan maravillosa, Drora! Eso hará de la pastelería una escena muy, muy especial; ya estoy deseando ver como avanzais :) Oye! Has resuelto el problema de la caja a las mil maravillas; ya nada se te resiste! :) Un beso

  6. Un proyecto muy bonito y sobre todo,poder tener de ayudante a Dana,lo hace mucho más emocionante Drora!!
    Seguro que os divertiréis!

  7. I can't wait to see more about your new project.

  8. That's a fun project! Looking forward to seeing more!

  9. Delicious idea, Drora, a candy shop, maybe it's because of this shop tht your grand daughter will help you ;O??
    Have fun together, it's so lovely to do this project together with her, enjoy it, dear friend!
    Hugs, Ilona

  10. This is going to be another Fun project for you Drora! and I think your recyclingof the. backgammon box is innovative!

  11. I love the way you inspire us to be creative with everyday objects and turn trash into useful and treasured things! How wonderful to pass your talent and creativity onto your great granddaughter - a beautiful legacy gift and memories she will treasure throughout her life!

  12. !This looks like a fun project, Drora

    .Love making funiture from little boxes & tongue depressors
    .I have just helped Hester make a book shelf for Hamish

    .Hope you and Dana had a great time making candies

    ,Have a good week

  13. Hello Drora,
    What a clever way to build the walls of your next project. I hope you have fun with your great granddaughter.
    Big hug

  14. Genial.....un nuevo proyecto y con compañoia....perfecto..
    Estoy deseando ver el avance.
    Un abrazo

  15. This new project is for sure a fun one… candy shops are always fun! I really like the way you've built the "shell" that will host all those delicious treats you're going to made - with simple and not expensive means but so clever and effective. But the best thing is that you're going to share this project with Dana. It's so lovely that she's showing interest in your hobby.

    Birgit (who thinks it's sometimes good being a bit late - because this enables me to hop right away to your next post to see you work together with Dana)

  16. Замечательный проект! Жду продолжения! Вы чудесно использовали коробку от нардов!