I love the romantic, vintage look of this little wagon. The September Pazzles Challenge is to make something special that brings to mind the month of September. For me, it is the county fairs here in Oklahoma. I have always looked forward to the festivity of county fairs since I was a child. The excitement of the exhibits, food, and carnival atmosphere is a joy that only comes once a year in September! This little wagon brings to mind the many carnival wagons at the fair selling their wares and specialty food items. I’ve also participated in the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge #57 which is “Summer Flowers” as I have used tons of beautiful summer flowers from WOC.
I found the manual template for this vintage carnival wagon here, but am enclosing the WPC cutting file here for those with that capability. Just right click on the cutting file link to “Save File” on your computer. Then open in your machine software. The cutting file includes everything except for the fence which I downloaded from the Pazzles Library. It’s important to use chipboard as a base for the wagon to provide stability. Chipboard was used as a base for everything except for the roof, fence, and the flower boxes. I used Colorbok “whiteboard” which is somewhat thin with the approximate thickness of a credit card. This cut very easily with just one pass with my Pazzles Inspiration using the chipboard setting. You can then cut and apply decorative paper over the chipboard like I did. The roof can be removed to reveal a nice sized box! I used strong magnets for the cardstock/paper roof so that it would curve and attach perfectly to the sides. Just remember to remove the roof carefully if you use magnets or the project could tear. If you don’t want to use it as a box, you can just glue the roof onto the sides.
TIP: Since there are no tabs on the stairs, I used a hot glue gun which worked great to quickly adhere the chipboard pieces. I also used the hot glue gun to affix the cardstock fence to the chipboard front porch.