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:
How to Make a Miniature Farm Stand:
- Carefully tear open the box and lay it flat. Sketch out where you want your roof and window to be.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.)
- Make your signs for the walls.
- To hang your signs, use the pliers to crimp open your eyelets.
- 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.
- Put a paper towel or piece of fabric in your “window box” and add your veggies, and your farm stand is all done!
I added other fun farm details and an easel to give the scene a little more texture, and I was all set. 🙂