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Miniature Milk Jug Tutorial

Hello friends… I have a miniature milk jug tutorial to share with you today.

Lowes is my happy place. It’s like a giant craft store for me. Walk down the aisles and let your imagination run wild.

The plumbing isle had some great stuff for miniatures! Think copper pots and pans. This particular shape reminded me of a miniature milk jug. It’s called a “coupling – reducing”, 1/2 x 1/4″ by Streamline..

Miniature Antique Milk Jug

Here’s how what I did to turn it into a miniature “antique” milk jug…

To make a lip on the top of the “jug”, I super glued a small orthodontic rubber band do it. A thin strip of paper would work too. I wrapped a thin strip of paper to the bottom. The handles are just thin strips of paper super glued to the sides. (Nothing makes you feel like you have the fattest fingers in the world then when you’re trying to glue something itty bitty on to something itty bitty!)

Miniature Antique Milk Jug

Next I spray painted the whole thing with ivory enamel paint. While the paint was drying, I used PowerPoint to make a milk label. (Any computer program you’re familiar with will work.)

Miniature Antique Milk Jug

And that’s it! When making miniatures, think outside the box. You’ll be amazed at what you will find. And remember… Lowes is not just a home improvement store. It’s a mega think outside of the box craft store!

Miniature Antique Milk Jug
Miniature Antique Milk Jug

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