Train Case Pic-A-Nic Basket

August 16th, 2008 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Who knew that Yogi and Boo Boo were junkers?
Who knew that Yogi and Boo Boo were junkers?

Who knew that Yogi and Boo Boo were junkers?

This project was created by me and my pint-sized pals Morgan and Max Melamed--resident junkers-in-training!

These two little pumpkin heads live in a suburban farm house complete with 10 hens and two roosters and they LOVE to eat. They chose to craft this citified country picnic basket. Go figure!

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Vintage train case
Con-tact Brand self-adhesive cork roll
Measuring tape
Blue painters tape
Scrabble and Anagram letters
Polyurethane glue (we used Gorilla Glue)

Tool List:
Scissors or straight edge and craft knife


Step 1: Remove brads holding mirror and then remove mirror.

Step 2: Measure mirror with tape measure.

Step 3: Measure and cut cork.


If using a straight-edge, be sure to cut on a flat, stable surface.

Step 4: Remove paper backing from cork.

Step 5: Apply cork to mirror making sure to press out all of the bubbles.

Step 6: Measure and tape lines for letters.

Step 7: Apply a tiny amount of polyurethane glue to back of each letter and place on cork.


Don't use too much glue-just a dab will do.

Step 8: Apply glue to back of mirror and re-attach to train case.


Lay mirror on flat surface and allow ample time for glue to dry before re-attaching to train case.

Tip:Watch out for Yogi.


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