Cheap boxes at The Dollar Tree and customizing
Evidently there’s a selection of US$1 bento boxes for sale now at The Dollar Tree, a U.S.-based chain of dollar stores (the Dollar Tree website has a store locater in the upper right hand corner). Part of a back-to-school push, they’ve got two-tier and one-tier boxes with movable dividers (click for photos of the Dollar Tree bento gear).
They all have Hello Kitty logos on them — which is great if you’re into it, not so much if you’re not. If you’d rather have a plain box, buyers say that the logo scratches off pretty easily if you try. If you’d rather have a customized box, Flickr user pkoceres has created a how-to guide to replacing bento gear logos with custom stickers that will stand up to washing. Check it out, as well as her incredible bento food art on pkoceres’ Flickr photostream.