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!


I used a candle warmer as the base.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cute but it needed something!

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

This is the timer face I used.

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1 question
  • Dana
    on Nov 5, 2019

    I have tried to print the scale face but it prints too big. What size did you print yours? Thanks!

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