Truck Transformation

August 21st, 2011 in member junk     
20 users recommend


I've been planting toy trucks lately. When this one arrived it was just too ugly to plant so I got out the spray can, masking tape and plastic wrap. The truck 's wheels and front bumper were covered to retain their original colors. I knocked out the old opaque plastic windshields, cut & glued a piece of wood over the holes under the cab, painted, stuffed the cab with moss, fashioned wire screen for a tailgate, added dirt & plants. Now I like it. A lot of work but worth the effort. Anyone need a black Tonka steering wheel?


Pattern or design used: Fundemento Designs
posted in: member junk, container, plant holder

Comments (9)

lauraleigh writes: Love it!! Fabulous!!
Posted: 6:03 pm on September 25th
MimiToria writes: Very impressive! I thought this was a Sue Whitney post. You did great!
G Posted: 6:51 pm on August 25th
CottageElements writes: Love! They are sooo cute!

Lani Posted: 7:48 am on August 24th
FundementoDesigns writes: Moss used was sheet moss & sphagnum but any kind will work, just moisten it, press it in place and add dirt. In fact, it can be used as a topper as well, to keep soil from drying out in that sunny location you placed them in......happy planting. Hope this helped. Posted: 3:41 pm on August 22nd
Media writes: What kind of moss is that? Posted: 12:54 pm on August 22nd
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:

Oh wow... that's totally adorable! The sky's truly the limit where succulents come into play it seems!

Donna



Posted: 9:17 am on August 22nd
suewhitney writes: Beautifully done! I just picked up a dozen vintage Tonka trucks to plant. Have always loved the looks of these. You did a great job restoring your old truck. Nice work and great member feature!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:11 am on August 22nd
jerserypickerbro writes: so cool.you made flowers look tough. Posted: 4:43 pm on August 21st
gadgetsponge writes: What are you! A magician! That turned out great. I love these old trucks. Posted: 2:02 pm on August 21st
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