Bento picks are a fast way to decor your bento. They are great when you are in a rush, and still want to make a kawaii looking bento. :) There are lots of varieties out there and you will be spoilt for choice. I love bento picks and often can't resist getting more.
I keep them in compartment boxes like this, I find it easier to pick and choose them this way.
And here's another box of picks that I've collected. Lol, yah, I think I'm collecting them, more than using them.
These are cupcake toppers and picks. Yes, you can use them for your bentos too. However, do take note that they are much bigger as compared to the food picks.
Yet another box in my collection. I've yet to use quite a lot of these picks/toppers. *hides face in shame*
You can also make your own food picks. I'm sharing some of the materials you can use below.
Washi tapes are my favourite. They are available from scrapbooking shops.
You can also use fabric and lace tapes.
These cartoon tapes make very cute picks.
These wrapping ties can be used too, just twirl them round the toothpick.
And lastly, stickers! You'll need the same sticker for the front and back, and add a dot of glue to secure the sticker on the toothpick. Alternatively, you can also cut out a piece of paper and use that as the backing instead. :)
Do note that these materials might not be totally safe to be used on food, so as a precaution, do avoid the tape/sticker from touching the food directly.
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