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Mini Wagon Ornament

By: Martha Crouser for FaveCrafts.com
Mini Wagon Ornament
Mini Wagon Ornament
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"I make a lot of things out of altoid tins. People give them to me all the time.   one time a friend of mine gave me a bunch of altoid smalls and I wasn't sure what to do with them.  I made larger wagons out of the regular sized altoid tins. Another friend of mine suggested I make smaller wagons so I did and they have been very popular."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft

Intermediate

HolidayChristmas

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Altoid Smalls Tin
  • Bailing Wire
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Googlie Eyes 4-5mm
  • Faux Package
  • Wood Wheels - 1/2"
  • Wood Dowel
  • Bottle Brush Tree
  • Glues - Tacky, 3-In-1 Becans, E6000
  • Awl, Wire Cutters, Wire Pliers

Instructions

  1. BBQ the Altoid tin to remove the paint.

  2. Punch a hole on one short end of the tin side using a awl.

  3. Glue (use tack or 3-in-1 glue) the wheels to the bottom using the dowel as the axle. Let dry.

  4. Make the wagon handle using the bailing wire.  I make a flat spiral circle on one end about 1/2" in diameter on one end of the wire, run the wire through the hole in the end so the the spiral is inside the wagon and then make a handle shape on the other end. Bend to shape  Glue the spiral circle on to the inside bottom of the wagon using e6000 glue for that. Let dry.

  5. Glue the tree, faux gift and teddy bear made out of a pipe cleaner in the wagon.  Note - do not use E6000 on the faux gift - the Styrofoam centers will "melt" over time.  There are directions on the web to make the pipe cleaner bears. They are very easy.

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This is so different! I've always loved miniatures. You could do so many little variations on the project.

My mom has a vintage ornament very similar to this. I love it AND THIS!

So adorable! I would never think to use mint tins like this. You can't even tell that's what this is made out of!

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