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November 21, 2009 9:50 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find a Remains of the Day lunchbox?

I've tried Ebay, Etsy, Cafe Press, Zazzle and asked teh Google. Any other leads or suggestions would be appreciated. I did find a site where I could order a blank lunchbox and could probably make it myself, but I want it to look professional.
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér to Shopping (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
You could try using Etsy's Alchemy feature to request one to me made for you to your specifications.
posted by peacheater at 9:59 AM on November 21, 2009


*be made for you
posted by peacheater at 9:59 AM on November 21, 2009


I'll go in with you on this, but I can only order one though. I seem to remember this idea appeared in an Onion story or something similar.
posted by crapmatic at 5:41 PM on November 21, 2009


Crapmatic, I posted a request on Alchemy - will let you know if anyone bids.
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 6:07 PM on November 21, 2009


I seem to remember this idea appeared in an Onion story or something similar.

It was featured as a gag in the closing scenes of Waiting for Guffman.
posted by cribcage at 8:22 PM on November 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I made one ages ago, and it looked pretty professional, if I say so myself!

I found a blank lunchbox at Walgreen's, downloaded the movie poster online (from IMDB.com, if I recall) and using Photoshop, re-sized it to fit the measurements of the lunchbox, and then printed it out using sticker paper. Very easy, very quick, very cheap, and VERY appreciated by the recipient! Good luck.
posted by polyester.lumberjack at 3:30 PM on November 22, 2009


Polyester, was it easy to stick to the lunchbox? I'm concerned about it wrinkling or getting bubbles.
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 6:32 PM on November 22, 2009


I found it easy myself. I just unpeeled one edge at first, and then slowly unpeeled the rest, smoothing it down with my hand as I went. It looks like Avery produces a sticker paper that's re-positionable, but becomes permanent in a few minutes -- that could be good if it accidentally wrinkles during the adhering process.

I'll actually be seeing the person I made it for tomorrow, so I'll ask him how the lunchbox is aging! (If the adhesive ever wore off, etc.)
posted by polyester.lumberjack at 8:57 PM on November 22, 2009


Get a photo, post the link. Such a geat idea!
posted by Rash at 10:04 PM on November 22, 2009


geat great
(sigh)
posted by Rash at 10:05 PM on November 22, 2009


Just a quick report back from my friend: he says the adhesive has held up just fine over the years (we reminisced it must've been about 6-7 years ago!), but he also adds that he doesn't actually use it, it just sits on top of his fridge as decor. I asked if the colors have faded any, and he says they haven't, but he also doesn't have direct sunlight in his kitchen.

Rash, if I can figure out an anonymous way to post a picture, I'll try! Or maybe Nathanial Hörnblowér has already had success of their own?
posted by polyester.lumberjack at 10:48 PM on November 24, 2009


Not yet, but I'm encouraged to try it myself. I feel certain the recipient won't actually be using it, so wear and tear may not be a problem. I'll post an update once I find the time to do this.
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 1:58 PM on November 25, 2009


Okay, I gave it a go and think it turned out pretty good. I got a red plastic Hot Wheels lunch box off of eBay for $20 and downloaded the movie poster. I bought 8.5"x11" labels and printed the image on my photo printer using the Plain Paper setting and Print High Quality Photo setting. I'd be happy to email the image I used to anyone who wants to try it.

Image here.
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 1:10 PM on December 10, 2009


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