DIY train centerpiece


This is a very smart choo choo train birthday table from Little Shindigs. The train itself appears to be made of tin storage boxes, craft paper, ribbon, silver cupcake papers and tissue or cotton coming out the smoke stack. Very cool! And the table runner brings it all together. You could make one very quickly from green, black and gray felt (buy the green off the bolt at the fabric store so you don’t have to piece it) and fabric glue.


And don’t you love these favors: little suitcases filled with goodies and conductor caps!

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Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1

    Where did you get the little suitcases?

  2. 2

    Hi Kim,

    I’ve looked everywhere for the tin storage boxes, where can I find these?

    Thanks so much!


    • 3

      Natalie – sorry, but this one wasn’t ours. If you follow the link it might give more detail on where she found them. Thanks so much for stopping in!

  3. 4

    Go to land of NOD for the boxes. 19 dollars for three.

  4. 6

    ikea sells the tin boxes in sets of 2 for $6.99

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    I am currently looking for the tin storage boxes and have looked at the sites listed below. Any idea where to get them now?