Saturday, November 7, 2020

1:6 Scale Canned Jellied Cranberry Sauce for Barbie -Pencil Grip & Button DIY

Thanksgiving at our house ~requires~ jellied canned cranberry sauce, no matter what other homemade offerings we have (like this amazing Cranberry Tangerine Chutney here). So I wanted to come up with an easy cranberry platter for Barbie, and I think I found it. It starts with a Dollar Tree pack of pencil grips and I used a fun retro-ish button for the dish. Gold... Well, let's just say it's Grandmom's special antique serving dish -k? Ok:@) Once you have whatever you're using for your dish (and if you come up with a clever recycling idea please do share in the comments), this project comes together in no time and it's so cute! If you have a larger platter, you could add a couple slices too.

What I did:
  1. My button came in a pack of vintage reproduction buttons, it's plastic. I cut the back loop off with wire cutters and popped the center detailing out. This left a dish-like indent.
  2. Using the size of your serving dish as a guide... Cut about four-five-six rows off of pencil grip. If dish is long enough, also cut one or two "slices" off of grip. The grip is rubbery, I found scissors worked best.
  3. Carefully fill the center with hot glue, let dry. Tip: I placed it on a piece of parchment paper with the opening down on the paper, filled it and tamped the top down flat holding a folded piece of parchment. The key is to get the whole center filled solid. Let sit until set, go on to next piece if making slices. 
  4. Once dried, I pulled/cut glue strings off to make it as smooth as possible. Then "painted" the whole thing with shiny nail polish in a cranberry color. You could also let a little ooze onto the plate to represent a little liquid. 
  5. Glue to dish.
  6. Barbie says dinner is served!
What I started with:


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4 comments:

  1. This looks very tasty! :) Enjoy your Holiday!

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  2. How smart is this idea for miniature cranberry sauce! It really does look like the real thing.

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  3. So much fun, and I'm loving the aprons too!

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  4. I've used these a lot, trying to figure out how to make them into earrings for the dolls so they can have matching sets. Hugs, Sandi

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