Dienstag, 31. März 2015

Tutorial: How to make a display case

Dear Readers,

I was often asked, how I built that display case, which I use in the Löffel's bakery. 
So finally I found some time to do a quick tutorial for you.

You need:

- cardboard
- scrapbook paper or acrylic paints
- hot glue / school glue / super glue
- clear plastic from packaging

Step 1

Cut out 6 pieces of thin cardboard - using this shape. It was made of 4x4 cm rectangle. So the base is 4 cm long.

Then cut out 6 pieces of a fitting rectangle. Mine is 4x9 cm.

You should have those pieces now:

Then also cut out 2 smaller rectangles. Mine are 1,5x9cm. 

Step 2

Stack and glue:

- 3 side pieces --> so you'll have 2 thicker side pieces
- 3 rectangle pieces (the bigger one) --> you'll have 2 thicker pieces
- the 2 smaller rectangles

Step 3

Now you can decide. Will you cover your pieces in scrapbook paper or will you colour them with acrylic paints?
I used scrapbook paper this time.

Step 4

Glue them together, like this:

Step 5

Cut out a fitting piece of clear plastic and glue it to the counter.

Step 6 

Add some decorative stripes to cover the glue.

And your done :)

I hope you enjoyed the short tutorial.

Many greetings,
yours Kyra


  1. That's so cool!! :D I love the look of that counter, I will be sure to make some! :)

  2. Wow you much have so much patience. I cheated and bought one. I really need to make more items- your blog is very inspiring :)

    1. Thank you - I'm glad you like my tutorials! :) I always try to make them easy, so they can be reworked fastly and without expensive handicraft stuff.

  3. brilliant, I must try it for my deli or fishmonger!!!!

  4. You are a genius, you know that? Wow that's just awesome! And it looks so easy to make! It sure beats having to pay $20 for a display case!!! Thank you so much for this tutorial :D :D :D

    1. Aww, thank you for the compliment! It really is easy to make and it's fastly done. Oh my, 20$ is a lot! O.o It was my pleasure! :)

  5. That's awesome! Great tutorial! :D

  6. Yayyy!!! Now I can finally attempt this awesome display case. Thank you so much for posting this tutorial, although I'm sure that I won't be able to do it half as well as you :(
    Thanks again! :D

    1. :) thank you! It was my huge pleasure. Nooo, I'm sure you'll do fine! :)