Saturday, 27 April 2013

The Cardboard Bus



A bit ago Isabel and I had lots of fun creating this Cardboard Bus and decorating it with colourful  leftover fabric from sewing projects.
























This is how we proceeded:
We took a cardboard box suitable to be transformed in a bus for Isabel´s dolls and plush friends.
We cut out the windows and the door and we created bench seats for the passangers, a seat for the driver and a dashboard using cardboard pieces.



























We were lucky because we found a lid of another cardboard box spot-on for being our bus top.


Eeyore is doing a test drive                                                                                    














Isabel glued the fabric remnants to the bus and the seats.















































For the wheels we used a camembert box.
We cut it in two halves and Isabel painted it with grey and black acrylic paint.



















The finished wheels and a magazine picture of a car dashboard:  


















Next we attached the wheels to the bus´ bottom side. We used glue and a Staple Gun Tucker
 – just to be on the safe side. We fixed a cardboard support as well, because the wheels
alone are not able to carry the weight of the bus.




















We glued the dashboard picture.

 











the numberplate:
















We used a tea light as headlight.


















Snoopy is the driver.



 The travellers´ first trip with the Cardboard Bus - Bon Voyage !


The idea for this cardboard bus I took from Sabine Bohlmann´s beautiful book
 “ Lauter tolle M√§dchensachen” 





















http://www.sabinebohlmann.com/schreibhaus/ratgeber/lauter-tolle-m%C3%A4dchensachen/



Unfortunately it´s available in German language only. But most of the projects you can easily understand thanks to the number of pictures in the book.





2 comments:

  1. Great project and love the colorful fabric =) Pinning it and sharing it on my fb page.

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