Thursday, August 18, 2011

DIY Bento Accessories - sandwich cutter, ham and cheese cutter - Leaf and Heart shape

In case some of you have been reading my blog and thinking that I have a crazy huge stash of bento accesories or I spent a lot of money buying all these stuffs, nah, I don't have a walk-in closet full of bento stuffs and I didn't spend a lot on whatever I have either. Tell you a *secret* , I make my own sandwich cutters, ham and cheese cutters, rice/couscous molds!

These tiny easy stuffs are fantastic because we get to do our bit for the environment and they do not cost that much as well. AND they are great for those days when you suddenly need to cut out a certain shape from that stack of sliced cheese.

Today I will share with you how I make my own leaf / heart shape cutter. Read on!

DIY bento accessories - tools
 First of all, you will need this 3 things: Any empty soda bottle, pen knife and a pair of scissors.

DIY bento accessories - Step 1
 Cut a strip of plastic out right across the bottle just like this picture above and below. Be careful not to cut your fingers because sometimes the edges can be quite sharp.

DIY bento accessories - do not throw anything away yet

 Pinch the plastic strip as shown in the picture below.
DIY bento accessories - pinch the plastic strip
There you go, a LEAF shaped sandwich cutter. You can also use it to cut sliced cheese and ham.

DIY bento accessories - Leaf shaped sandwich cutter

From this point, you can also make a heart shaped sandwich cutter out of the same piece of plastic. Hold it just like I did in the picture below and just squeeze hard.
DIY bento accessories - Heart shape sandwich cutter - SQUEEZE!
DIY bento accessories - Heart shape sandwich cutter - COMPLETED!
Save the rest of the bottle and they can be used for something else, so do look out for more of my DIY bento accessories coming up next week!


  1. Smart! :D You can also do this by bending round cookie cutters with help of a plier! That's how I made this mario mushroom!

  2. That's a great idea Cy-V! Thanks for sharing! :D

  3. Great. Very ingenious. Thanks for sharing.


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