Sunday, 19 July 2015

A Minion kind of weekend


I'd been tagged at least 3 times in a photo that was going around Facebook of some car tyres that had been made into Minions to be a garden planter. This obviously was a sign that I needed to make my own version.

One quick discussion with family and friends and they understood what I was hoping to achieve.

But then something dreadful happened. Our imagination got carried away and  Project Minion had to be started immediately. The adults were definitely feeling more excited than the children.

We found 6 tyres which needed to be stacked on top of each other. These were no ordinary car tyres though for our project. Oh no! These were tractor tyres so this minion was going to be a monster.

As you can see, Harvey was very helpful at moving the tyres into position.



Alyssa was starting to feel the excitement though.



They were pressure washed down and scrubbed so they didn't have any mud left on them.


We did a quick outline with some masking tape of where we wanted the mouth to be and the top of the dungarees.



The paint we were going to use was tractor paint in JCB Yellow and Fordson Empire Blue.



We soon realised that although we had the forethought to cover our clothes with old t-shirts, we had forgotten our shoes.

Sorted easily enough so the work could continue without delay.



We did one coat and let it go tacky before applying another coat on top. It became really vibrant and was a perfect Minion shade.




He was soon named "Stuart" when we worked out that one eye would be needed

The wheel was bolted on and then masking tape was added ready for the black band to be painted on.






A huge thank you to my family and friends who helped with the build of "Stuart". I hope that he brings as much pleasure to people that see him as he has to us that created him. We have learnt many things and I don't think he's turned out too bad for a first attempt.



When I finally get round to making my own little one, it'll seem a piece of cake.

Please comment too if you ever see our "little" Stuart.





28 comments:

  1. Haha that is totally brilliant! How clever x

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  2. That is awesome - my kids would be delighted if that spotted Stuart while we were out and about!

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  3. Quite a creation! It looks amazing.

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  4. What an amazing creation! So much fun!

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  5. OMG this is amazing!! Where on earth did you get the tyres from, they're HUGE!

    I'm sure Stuart will bring lots of smiles to passers-by.

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    1. They are from various large farm machinery. :)

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  6. That is brilliant!! People who spot him will think they are at the Minion theme park!!!

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  7. Oh my this is excellent! Where is he going to go? Will passers by be able to see him?

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    1. He's happily sitting in the corner of a field so that people passing can enjoy seeing him too.

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  8. This is amazing - I want a Stuart in my back garden now ;-)

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  9. This is just amazing, how brilliant x

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  10. Oh my goodness that is amazing - can you make me one as well! x

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    1. HEHE, I'm glad you like him. It might be a bit hard to transport one to you!LOL

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  11. Ooooh Emily this is amazing !! I must visit you.

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  12. This is just amazing, totally brilliant.

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  13. OMG, that is astounding and just wonderful. I love Stuart!

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  14. This is brilliant - love it so much. Every farm should have one!

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  15. I think Stuart is brilliant, you all did a great job. Well done. Mich x

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  16. Your Stuart is amazing, well done for team work and creativity!xx

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  17. OMG! I've seen lots of these on FB too. I have to say yours is definitely the best one yet. Its HUGE!
    Where is? In your garden? LOL
    Brilliant, thank you for sharing x

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    1. He's in a family member's garden aka a field! :) It would take up my entire garden something of that size.

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  18. He is brilliant! I have been tagged in that same picture, I have no space for a Stuart of my own though!

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  19. haha wow what a size, my friend has just made a smaller scaled one to cover tree trunks in his garden for the kids to sit on x

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  20. That is soooo cool. Your kids clearly had a great time. I wish I had some spare tractor tyres lying around.

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  21. Wow well done you guys!!! I've seen a few of these on some groups I read and love them.
    Look forward to seeing your smaller one!
    #singleparentlinky

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  22. Amazing!!! Well done...the kids look like they had a blast too x #singleparentlinky

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