Tuesday, September 25

Reinventing The Wheel


The 3/4" wooden wheels I have are too large for the project I am working on. So I decided to try to make my own wheels.

I punched 1/4" circles in corrugated cardboard. Then I cut out 1/2" wheels and painted them black. I used a flower punch to make the spokes of the wheels. I painted some hole punch reinforcements and placed them on the outside of the wheels over the edges of the flowers.


Here are my little wheels with the project I am working on for the garden center. The frame is made with skinny sticks, matchsticks, 1/8" quarter round and spray painted window screen.


I still have more inventing and more work to do. Hopefully, my miniature garden cart will look something like this when finished?
Hope you have a good day! I'm going to go sew some screen now...


13 comments:

maribel said...

Muy buena idea.

Sonja said...

Hi Kathi,
Thanks for the super idea. I will try it. I switch also from one project to the next one...
A big hug from
Germany,
Sonja

Kathi said...

I will need to make four more wheels. I found that if I sandwich two of them together they look more like tires. :D

Thanks for your early morning comments!

Blessings,
Kathi

Giac said...

Hello Kathi,
That is awsome! YTou did a wonderful job and it looks great.
Bravo.
Big hug,
Giac

Caseymini said...

Looks good so far, Kathi! Keep going!

Jean Tuthill said...

I like your idea for the wheels... it's always hard to find them already the right size... Can't wait to see it all finished!

Steinworks said...

great idea ;)

Lucille said...

Fantastic,Kathi! I love those little spokes!

Ascension said...

Una gran idea, se ve absolutamente real.
besitos ascension

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Kathi, thank you for sharing the idea. It is great. Mini hugs, Natalia

Fabiola said...

Ingenious! Thanks for sharing.
Kiss Faby

Melli´s Hobby said...

Fantasic idea! Great job!
Greetings
Melanie

Lady Jane said...

Those are great wheels....