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DIY Dollar Store Autumn Wagon
Hello, Fall! The DIY Dollar Store Autumn Wagon is the perfect decoration to usher in the cool, autumn vibe into your home in a subtle way. These adorable little DIY figurines are sure to fill you and your guests with joy every time you see them. This DIY Dollar Store Autumn Wagon can be used for your dining table, mantel, and more! It's amazing how much you can do on a budget! With only a little paint, you can transform dollar store finds into a lovely accent piece that will your home with a whimsical touch that is exactly to your liking. This simple fall craft idea is also kid-friendly, so the whole family can get involved!
Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts
- 1 Small straw bale
- pumpkin decorations
- wooden baskets
- paint brushes
- wooden cars (just for the wheels)
- hot glue
- salt and pepper shaker squirrels
- rope twine
Start off with making sure the area where you are painting is prepped. I used a few plastic bags, and paper towels.
Paint your pumpkins. Keep in mind that you can leave your pumpkins as is. I chose to paint them another orange color. I felt like the first color was a little too bright. I used a softer orange color, and a bronze color for the stem.
While your pumpkins sit and dry, you can start painting your wooden boxes. During this time, remove the wheels from your wooden cars. I just twisted the wheels off. If you notice that they are not coming off so easily, you can break them off of the wooden dowels. Once you have removed the wheels make sure to paint them. I used black paint for the wheels. I used a red color for my wagons.
Allow everything to completely dry.
You can now cut your wired twine. I used my wire snips for this. Using hot glue, glue your wire twine to the inside of your wooden box. You'll want to make sure that you create a loop.
Next, glue on your wheels to your basket.
After adding your wheels, take your straw bale, and place it inside of your wagon.
Take each pumpkin, and glue it on top of your straw bale. Once you have done this, take some of your glitter glue, and gently apply some to the tops of your pumpkins. This just gives it a little shine, and sparkle.
The last thing to do is to add your animal. I added my squirrels in, and I also added in some leaves, lights, and flowers.
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