Make a Miniature Vegetable Stand

Miniature Farm Stand | Lindsay Aarons

My darling cousin gave me some miniature produce for Christmas, inspiring this farm stand made from a box of tea! I’m in love with the retro look of the roof and signage and it makes me want to go hit the local farmers market stat. <3

What You Need to Make a Miniature Farm Stand:

  • Miniature fruits and veggies (obviously)
  • Empty box of tea
  • Paint (I used Americana Primary Red, Americana Light Buttermilk, and Folk Art Coffee Bean) and paint brush
  • Popsicle sticks and toothpicks (stained if desired)
  • “Corrugated steel” alumuminum sheeting
  • Craft glue
  • Razor blade and straight edge
  • Paper towels
  • For the signage on the walls, I used:
    • Heavy brown paper and colored pencils
    • 4 eye hooks
    • 4 jump rings
    • Pin
    • Pliers

      How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet

How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand:

  1. Carefully tear open the box and lay it flat. Sketch out where you want your roof and window to be.

    How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet

  2.  Use a razor blade and straight edge to cut the shapes out. (I left the “flaps” of the window in place to serve as the awning and shelf.)

    How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet

  3. Paint your box. I’d recommend using a primer on the glossy box because I ended up having to do 4-5 coats to cover it completely. I painted the outside in Primary Red and the inside Buttermilk. I ended up adding a light wash of brown and blotted it with a paper towel after it was assembled because the white was too stark.
  4. Glue your box back together. Add your roofing and Popsicle stick trim if desired. (I made a little “window box” out of Popsicle sticks and propped the awning onto toothpicks set at an angle.)

    How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet

  5. Make your signs for the walls.

  6. To hang your signs, use the pliers to crimp open your eyelets.

    How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet

  7. I used a pin to poke holes in the walls and the signs, then “screwed” the eyelets into place on the walls and looped the jump loops through the signs to stack them.

    How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet

  8. Put a paper towel or piece of fabric in your “window box” and add your veggies, and your farm stand is all done!

    How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet

I added other fun farm details and an easel to give the scene a little more texture, and I was all set. 🙂
How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet
How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand | Dainty & Sweet