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Don’t you love it when one project can do double duty. It’s sort of like when I figured out that I can pour cake batter into the waffle maker and make wafflecakes. Oh. you didn’t know about that? Is your mind so blown right now. Wafflecakes are the most awesome. They are the reason I go to the gym. They are the reason my thighs touch…and I am so, totally okay with that. Amen for wafflecakes…and double duty DIYs.

Yesterday’s pretend play market quickly becomes an adorable sweet shoppe with a stash of new, handmade treats and a new vinyl awning. Just like yesterday’s pretend play market, all the items on the shelves were created with my Cricut Explore and you can access each of these projects by hitting up the Damask Love Brand Page.


I filled the shelves of this sweet shoppe with felt chocolate bars, styrofoam cupcakes, paper lollipops, felt cookies, a paper cake, felt cinnamon rolls, felt gumballs and wooden peppermint sticks. The cuteness cannot be contained, people.

For the cupcakes, I painted styrofoam balls and adhered them to a paper cupcake wrappers that I cut using the Explore. To give each cupcake a whipped frosting top, I used Plaid Crafts Collage Clay, which pipes out just like whipped cream and dries to a lightweight foam-like consistency. I topped each cupcake with a wooden bead that I painted red to resemble a little cherry on top.IMG_6478

IMG_6397I used the Collage Clay again to create drizzles of frosting on top of the felt cinnamon rolls. So cute, right?!

On top of the sweet shoppe are three canisters filled with felt ball truffles, gumballs and peppermint sticks that I created with wooden dowels that I painted white and decorated with thin strips of red vinyl that I wrapped around.

The easiest project for this sweet shoppe are the Print Then Cut lollipops! I added a layer of iridescent glitter to each one, because…well…it’s glitter. And glitter is my lifeline.IMG_6455



IMG_6516IMG_6347DownloadImageHow awesome are these two versions of the same DIY frame? Can you think of any other crafty ways to put this frame to use?


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36 thoughts on “DIY Pretend Play Sweet Shoppe

    1. Hello. I would love to place an Order for Candy Shoppe Cart. Is it Possible tha I could place an order

  1. You are one awesome mama!!!!
    the play treats are darling….and delicious looking if you don’t look too closely!
    perfect for the totally incredible stand.
    but wafflecakes, now that is genius!
    i never even thought of that.
    next time i’m with my daughter (this weekend) we are going to have a delicious treat, thanks to you.
    love your work
    you are lovely
    and your baby is darling, i bet he’s big now!
    thank you.

  2. OH MY HOLY GOSH!!!!! You are incredible!!!! How on earth did you come up with this idea???
    And it’s totally doable so I will also do this sweet candyshop. My boys have to play with it;-) I can perhaps add a little more boys colors like dark blue and red:-)
    Thank you for another inspiring and (funny written) motivating post!!! I LOVE your blog:-)
    Xx, Kirsten

  3. This is really too cute! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!!! You asked what would be another use for the frame – how about a hardware store? Maybe make felt and/or paper tools? I thought of that because of your recent DIY sessions at Home Depot.

    1. OMG! A hardware store is SUCH a great idea. Thank you for that suggestion. I love it and already have ideas for how to make it work! Thanks, Lin for your comment and your awesome cheerleading!

  4. Hi, I am trying to do this project but when my husband made the hole, the board chipped ? Did yours do this too?

    1. HI Alejandra! Yes, you may have some chipping in the board when you drill through. No biggie. You can paint over it or leave it as is. It won’t mess up the project at all in the end.

  5. I absolutely love this and I’m in the process of recreating this(with my own twist) for Christmas for the kiddies! Are those jars you used for the “gum balls” and “peppermint sticks” glass or plastic? And if plastic-where did you find them?
    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  6. do you have a template or tutorial for the cinnamon rolls? My daughter would LOVE these for tea parties.

  7. Great work! Can i ask where you got the vinyl awning from or how you made it? For some reason i cant find it anywhere. Thanks

  8. Right here is the perfect blog for anybody who wants to find out about this topic.
    You realize a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic which has been discussed for ages.
    Great stuff, just excellent!

  9. Hi, I can’t seem to find how you made/placed the poles to hold up the striped canopy? And what material the canopy is made out of?

    I can’t find a link. Thanks In advance

  10. This is so cute! The link is not good though. Can you share the directions/measurements for the PVC pipes please?

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