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DIY How to make a miniature Wheelbarrow Planter

miniature wheelbarrow planter

This step by step diy project is about how to build a miniature wheelbarrow planter & flower pots with full instruction images.


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Cardboard
  • Air-dry clay
  • Acrylic color
  • Master Pastel


  • Paper-Knife
  • Hobby-Knife 
  • White Glue
  • E6000 Glue

Making the Wheelbarrow Planter with Popsicle Sticks & CardBoard

Making the Wheel

  • Step 1: Draw the wheel to the cardboard as in the image, with a 25mm & 20mm radius for large circle and 5mm radius for small circle.
  • Step 2 & 3: Using the hobby knife to cut 2 wheels & 2 small circles as in the image.
  • Step 4: Cut a piece of popsicle stick 40mm long (the axle) and put it through the hole of the wheel. 

 Building the tray of the wheelbarrow

  • Step 5: Cut the popsicle sticks & Cardboard and refer to the diagram for cutting sizes.
  • Step 6: Add glue to connect posicle sticks for 2 sides & front walls of the tray as in the image. Place the bottom wall into 2 longest posicle sticks & glue them together, Make sure there is enough room between the handles to fit the wheel.
  • Step 7: Glue 4 sides to the bottom as in the image.


  • Step 8, 9: Turn the barrow upside down. Using two 35mm popsicle sticks and glue them to the bottom side.
  • Step 10, 11: Installing the wheel to the handles, cutting the axle to fix the place between the handles, add glue to connect the axle with the handles.

  • Step 12, 13, 14: Finally, using acrylic color to paint the tray & wheel with brown & dark brown color. 

Making the Flower Pots with Air-Dry Clay

Making the pot

Making the flowers

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