Mini Farmhouse Dollar Store Scale

5 Materials
$3
1 Hour
Easy

I love the kitchen scales I made, and so I decided to make a small one. I saw this idea from Jay Munee DIY, and when I saw these square plates, I knew they'd be perfect!

mini farmhouse dollar store scale


mini farmhouse dollar store scale

I used a candle warmer as the base.

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

I began by spraying the canning jar lid with black spray paint. The I let it dry.

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

Then I cut out this sweet timer face. I just skimmed the internet until i found one I liked!

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

Then I used E 6000 and glued it on the back of the warmer covering the hole.

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

The sides peek out a bit, so don't put glue there!

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

Next apply the E 6000 to the top of the warmer.

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

And I just glued to the bottom of the plate I found it was easier to do upside down so try to center it.

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

It's all dry and looking cute, but a bit too white.

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

Cute but it needed something!

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

So I took a black sharpie and drew a line around the edge of the plate! What do you think for this $3 scale?

mini farmhouse dollar store scale

This is the timer face I used.

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  • Lovesunique
    on May 26, 2019

    Very clever!

  • Good1together
    on May 28, 2019

    I love it too. I have a clock face minute hand in black taped up on my desk waiting for a project or it's own old clock? This hand would b prefect to give dimension to this scale-- if it fits. I'm sure I can figure out how to make shorter if I need to. Excellent job! thx again!

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