Monday, September 5, 2011

Birthday Train, How To

Remember the birthday candy train I showed you last month? It was a fun addition to the Rainbow Balloon Birthday party we threw for our sweet baby boy.

I promised you a tutorial, so here she is! This one is simple, very simple. My favorite kind. I wanted a white train for the table but did not want to spend a lot of cash so I dreamed up this little idea one afternoon while roaming Hobby Lobby. I picked up one of their natural wood train engine pieces, and three small cardboard craft boxes.

I got rid of the lids, then painted everything white, except for the wheels, which I painted black. Then I hot glued colorful buttons for the wheels, and to add height.

 The most tedious (and expensive) part was separating out the Skittles for the rainbow cargo. :) I cut white coffee filters to fit the boxes so I could pour the Skittles in on top of those instead of the painted (not food-safe) boxes.

There you have it! An easy, eye-catching centerpiece you can make in one afternoon (or less) on the cheap. Happy crafting!

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  1. Thanks for sharing... my son wants a train birthday this year and I am going to have to save this idea!!

  2. This is so cute! What a creative idea. I'm going to have to remember this if my daughter or possible future son ever want a train themed party. Thanks for the inspiration!


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