Hey everyone – Debbie here with something special from Make it Crafty. When Zoe showed us what she had been up to I knew what my next project was going to be – isn’t this ferris wheel AMAZING – and it comes completely flat packed in a kit with full directions and photos! I was a bit worried I wouldn’t be able to put it together after some catastrophes with flat pack kits from IKEA – but there are no allen keys here – just glue and FUN! Finished it stands just shy of 9 1/2 inches high FYI.
I had all sorts of ideas how to decorate this – but it’s such an amazing construction that I wanted it to stay the star. AND you have to keep lots of areas clear as it can actually MOVE around!!! I used some Prima DP to cover the base, wheel, stands, and the chair seats, footrests and awnings. Zoe very kindly emailed me the SVG file for the wheel so I could cut the DP easily using my Cameo – and this file WILL be available as a download along with some others Zoe has since added. A little bit of lace hung from the awnings have added a whimsical touch. I painted many of the parts in antique white – but it’s not a perfect cover and it adds to the shabby chic feel I was after.
On the back is a handle which easily turns the wheel and the little chairs swing on their axles – even my hubby wanted to get into the act and get it moving – LOL. The chairs in my photo don’t look like they’re hanging straight because they were still swinging away when I took the pic – LOL.
I knew the new Frenchie images would suit the wheel perfectly – with their oversize ice creams they just SHOUT out carnival and fun! I added a rhinestone flourish to the wheel stand and some rhinestones around the wheel in place of the fairy lights that usually adorn ferris wheels.
Copics used – Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus R29, R24, R01, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, C3, C2, C00, YR30, Y23, Y21, G24, BG15, BG11, BG10, BG000, B93, B41, B000