DIY Recipes

Sandwich Pressing for Lunch and Bento Boxes


Want cute sandwiches and snacks in minutes? Don’t shell out a lot of money for the Japanese sandwich press kit, why not spend that money on the ingredients instead? All you need to create cute, crafted sandwiches is a cookie cutter of your liking and a surface to cut your food on. Just follow the DIY instructions next for an easy, cute sandwich for tea party guests and children to enjoy!

diy sandwich press

Need some sandwich ideas? Try layering these items to make cute, Japanese sandwiches:

Sandwich Ideas

cream, strawberries, bread
peanut butter, jelly, bread
egg, bacon, cheese, bread
Nutella, cream, bananas, bread
tuna + cottage cheese mixed, lettuce, bread
cream, kiwi, strawberry, peach, bread
sticky rice, seaweed, tuna + mayonnaise
deli meat, cheese, lettuce, bread
bacon, lettuce, tomato, bread
cookie, ice cream

sandwich press how-to

* If an item is thick, try cutting them individually and then stacking them. If you’re adding something creamy/messy try spreading it between bread first. Try a biscuit or sweet bread if you’d like something a little more sweet than plain bread!

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  • Reply Lover Dovers Clothing 04/04/2009 at 2:11 pm

    These are great fun sandwiches!! I love the bunny, too cute. I alway serve my little girl heart shaped sandwiches, to show that I care. She loves it, and it is such an easy way to make her day special.
    I am looking for a bunny cookie cutter asap!!

  • Reply Erin 05/05/2010 at 7:06 pm

    This sounds cute but I really want a way to seal the edges of the sandwich, which the Japanese style sandwich press seems to do. Do you have any good advice for achieving this result at home without buying the kit? Thanks!!


  • Reply Amber Renée 05/17/2010 at 9:54 am

    Hm.. the Japanese press I featured doesn’t seal the edges but I know what you mean. I’m thinking you could try to press it from above and below with two identical cookie cutters? Not sure!

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