You read this blog long enough and you know that I’m a sucker for all things miniature. Just look at the little Gnome Home we added to our house and you’ll know! I guess the five year old girl in me just never grew up. So, now that you know of my love for miniatures, it should come as no surprise that I just couldn’t help myself from making this Mini Vintage Bicycle Art. So little, so cute, and so perfect for Spring!
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Mini Vintage Bicycle Art
- Miniature Garden Accents: Wire Mini Bicycle
- Unfinished 8×8 Wooden Painting Panel
- Natural Color Wood Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Hot Temp Glue Gun or silicon glue
- DecoArt® Crafter’s Acrylic™ Turquoise Paint
- Small Flowers
- Sharp Scissors or Small Saw
Step One. Use either scissors or craft saw to trim the edges off the jumbo craft sticks. I was surprised at how easy it was to cut the edges with my scissors. (Don’t you dare use fabric scissors though!)
Step Two. Cut the sticks in varying lengths and assemble on wood panel. I love how they ended up looking like planks! Glue in place with either extra strength hot glue or silicon glue.
Step Three. Paint the bike any color you want. I absolutely LOVE this shade of Whispering Turquoise from DecoArt! You may have to do a few coats depending on the color you choose.
Step Four. Glue the bike to the wood panel. This part is kinda tricky because the bike is three-dimensional and needs to be supported in some areas (I used a couple of wood scraps behind the basket). I applied varying amounts of glue to the back of the handle, the basket, and back wheel. I went super hardcore with glue on the basket since the flowers would cover it!
Step Five. Once the glue dried completely, I filled the basket with some inexpensive little pink flowers. I love how they look with the aqua and natural wood! Of course, you can totally customize this piece by switching out the colors or adding different basket accessories. I’d love to see a version of this with the original rusted bike and darker stained panels. Swoon!
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It’s hard not to love miniatures when they look this cute, right?! Hope you have fun customizing this Mini Vintage Bicycle Art to perfectly match your interests and home decor. Happy National Craft Month!
Comments & Reviews
Ali @ Home Crafts by Ali says
Now I want to go and buy lots of miniature items I see all the time at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels!
Jen Goode says
I really love this project. The colors are beautiful, the design is simple but gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing!
Tisa Jackson says
this is the cutest thing ever!