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Vintage Tree Lot Trailer

My Tree Lot is fun but it was missing something!  I think we can all agree on that!  I did mention in that post I would be looking for a Vintage Trailer for next year.  When I thought about it I wasn't sure I could find the right size.  So... I built one!
 
Now, I'm what you might call a professional "Glamper".  I own a motor home now but I have had a trailer so I have a pretty good idea what I needed to make one.  I didn't follow a tutorial to make this vintage trailer.  I just knew what I wanted and hoped it would work out.  But...I made a tutorial for you.
 
 
I started by cutting out the Eileen Hull Square Box with chipboard.

 
I figured out the top of my trailer and "rounded" the edges, 2 in the middle and 2 on the end.  I measured down 1/4".  This section has to be trimmed off so the roof can curve.

 
Measure the other box piece 1/4" from the "scored" lines leaving one end alone.  That's the bottom where you'll attach to make the box.  Cutting the "roof" piece and sides will allow for the curve.  I know, It's a mystery, but think of how the curve will look.

 
Now that the trailer is cut label the inside to help keep track...windows, door, front back.

 
I used my movers and shapers to create the windows.

 
Once the windows are cut use plastic packaging to make the "glass".  Once the pieces are cut I crackled it to make it look frosty.  Trust me, I've camped in -25C and the windows become ice!

 
I used gesso to get the base white.

 
I then cut strips of grungepaper and inked bundled sage distress paint.  This will be the base layer of the trailer for a two tone look.  I also did the door.  The bumper and door handle I used brushed pewter.

 
Once the gesso is dry I added Crackle Texture Paint.  I used the tool to add more texture.

 
I sprinkled some clear rock candy distress glitter onto the texture paste.  Then sealed with hair spray.

 
I inked the colored pieces with brushed corduroy then attached.

 
It's a bit messy but you won't see that.  Start attaching your sides.

 
To create the hitch I cut bamboo pieces and attached to a little wooden block.

 
I inked grungepaper with brushed pewter and attached the roof top.  Using the grunge paper allows it to curve.  And this is why you trim those curves and trim the box to allow that curve.

 
Now you can decorate!  I attacked the bumper and wrapped it around the sides a little.  Then I added this Christmas Word Band like a plate.

 
I inked poppyseed onto the pearls for "brake" lights.  Attach when dry!  Decorate how ever you want!

 
Mt finished Vintage Trailer

 
I cut a mini wreath and bow for the front of the trailer.

 
I used the last of my red tinsel to make a garland swag then I attached some mini green jingles.

 
I created a sign for the top of the trailer.  I tied it in with the Tree Lot so they match.

 
I trimmed the door with more red tinsel.

 
Here you can see the window is all icy!  I attached a couple of metal gears as wheels.

 
The Hitch is perfect!

 
I inked edges with a little brushed corduroy ink.

 
At the rear you can check out those break lights.

 
Lights on!
 
 
I love these micro mini lights...they are so retro!

 
Together they are complete!

 
I'm so happy I was able to think through how to make a Vintage Trailer using the EH Square Box Die.  This die allowed me to make the perfect size trailer.

 
Well, I hope you agree this trailer needed to happen... this year!  I totally adore it.  I really like to look at my dies and use them in different ways.  This box die is more than a box.  It's a trailer today! 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Check out one of my favorite challenges...
 
Sponsored by the Awesome Inspiration Emporium!  Inspiration Emporium for the Compendium of Curiositites 3 Challenge.
 
Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Woodland Trees/ Tinsel
Craft Hoarders Anonymous- Have a Nice Trip
A Vintage Journey- Let's Celebrate
Art With Heart- Holiday Traditions
Inspiration Journal-Sing, Sing it Loud
 
 
 
 
 
 
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