Saturday, March 7, 2020

Tipsy Gypsy Wagon

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today I am sharing my colorful take on a portable bar made from a GSL Gypsy Wagon. My fellow design team member Nichola Battilana posted a fabulous walk through on assembling a GSL Gypsy Wagon on YouTube. Let me show you how I made this one my own.  
I wanted to add counters at both windows, so simply cut a tongue depressor the width of the window and painted it white. To stabilize the counter, I cut a piece of square basswood dowel, painted it white, and glued it inside just under where the counter will sit. The colorful papers I used in this project came from Graphic 45's Fairie Dust and Rare Oddities collections.
One end of the wagon has a doorway and the other has a window. I opted out of the window by papering over it as I wanted a shelf to hold liquor bottles inside. The shelf is another length of dowel painted white. 
I hung cocktail and gypsy themed images on the interior walls.
The little signs were made from a chalkboard sign generator found here. I edged the windows with black dresden trim and gave them little purple accents at the top by using bindis, which you can find online or in an international market.
I made little cheese platters from polymer clay and poly clay canes. The platters are made from a round disc of cardboard covered with a scrap of woodgrain paper.
Here are the wagon's accessories. I made a little table from the GSL Round Table & 2 Chairs 1 to 24
set. I put the chairs aside for a future project. After assembling it with tacky glue, I painted it with acrylic paint and edged it with a small length of black and white trim. The crystal ball is a marble glued onto a bead cap.  I also used bead caps to decorate the wheels.  The little pillows are made from a small piece of batting with fabric glued around it. The cocktails are tinted Ice Resin. 
Here is a view from the top. The flooring is a scrap of woodgrain scrapbook paper. I like being able to see inside the wagon so much I decided not to glue the roof in place.  I am, for now, just setting it on top so it can be removed to view and/or refurnish the interior.
I set up a little picnic spot on the rear bumper of the wagon. So inviting! 
I adore peeking through the windows!

Thanks for stopping by!

GSL Products Used

Other Supplies Used
Acrylic paint
Tacky glue
Graphic 45 Fairie Dust and Rare Oddities collections
Basswood dowel
Printed images
Polymer clay & poly clay canes
Resin bottles
Ice Resin
Miniature glassware
Fabric and batting scraps
Bead caps
Dresden trim


  1. You always make the most amazing miniature creations. I adore this and am inspired and intrigued by your artwork. Fantastic job!

    1. Thanks so much Jon David, this one was a lot of fun!

  2. I totally want to stop by there for a cockatil.