Here is a sneak peek at a project I've been working on.
This wagon is completely made by hand using an old cigar box, vintage dollhouse bench seat and drawer, and other scraps of wood to give it more character.
The wheels are fully functional. I painted them to look old and rusty. Since this is going to be a wagon driven by Santa Claus, I added garland with little red gingham bows.
After painting it multiple colors, I gave it a nice crackle finish and then aged it with antiquing gel.
I was so intimidated starting this project, but had such a fun time trying to figure it all out in my head. Everything was basically eye-balled and I worked to give it a primitive, time-worn look. (I believe if you double-click the picture, it'll give you a close-up to see how it's been crackled).
Now the really fun part - filling it with goodies!!!