Pretend Store Preview

It's finished! I'm super excited to show you how the girls' pretend store turned out.  Now don't get me wrong, I love all the commercial stores that are the rage this year.  The problem is that we have a very small house. There just isn't room for one of those with all of the kids' existing toys.  I wanted something smaller and easier to move and store.

This is what I came up with.  It fits nicely on the girls' little white table, and when they are done playing can be stored away in a closet or the garage.

I started out with this:

and with only about $10 worth of wood pieces I turned it into this:
A flower shop:

You remember these flowers right? 

And these ice cream cones?

That's right!  Those handy dandy holes serve as a way to attach this handy dandy ice cream holding shelf:

or you can add these lollipops:

Now it makes sense that I made those lollipops so darn fat, huh?  I wanted everything to be interchangeable!

Here's another shot of the whole thing:

And you see that curtain?  Well it has a purpose too.  The center has a velcro strip where you can attach a "I will return at..." clock.

You can find the whole tutorial now here.

1 comment:

  1. I love the store and am sure the girls will too. It would also make a great puppet theater =)



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