Sunday, December 15, 2019
Christmas Tree Truck Ornament
This is my take on the Christmas Tree Truck design that is still quite popular this year.
I came up with this ornament for Christmas Craft Day so it's a fairly easy one to put together.
- pattern template
- corrugated cardboard scrap
- red and grey (black and white) acrylic paint
- red felt
- black felt
- red buttons
- wooden coffee stir stick
- white craft foam
- sticky gem
- grey glitter paper
- garland ties (garland pipe cleaners)
- tacky glue
- fine sharpie pen
- string for hanging
Using the pattern for the truck body cut one out of corrugated cardboard.
Paint both sides of the cardboard with red acrylic paint.
Set aside too dry.
Cut 2 pieces out of your coffee stir stick.
Paint the wood pieces grey.
Cut the wheel well pattern out of the red felt, basically a loonie sized circle, and cut in half.
Cut 2 black circles, about quarter sized, for the tires.
Glue one of the wheel wells on first positioning it just back a bit from front of truck.
The running board is next. I added a few texture lines on it with a fine sharpie pen.
Glue running board into place.
Glue on the next wheel well.
Glue the tires into place and the truck rear bumper.
Glue 2 red buttons onto the tires for the hubcaps.
I found these great holiday button packs at Dollarama.
For the window I used a grey glitter paper.
I then used that fine Sharpie pen to draw in the lines for the door and the handle.
For the headlight I cut a semi circle out of white craft foam, glued it into place and then added a sticky gem.
The tree is made from these garland ties.
You only need 1/4 of one tie.
Turn truck to back and glue tree into place.
The last step is to add a hanger. I'm using this gold thread I have. You can use yarn or string even.
In order to get the truck to hang level attach the string to the back right after the cab of the truck.
I used red duct tape but you can use white or hot glue.