Little Red Christmas Truck

Welcome to the monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop

hosted by Sara @Birdz of a Feather

With Fall days flying by,

the holidays will be here before we know it!

I belong to a group of women who share a love of MacKenzie-Childs

We all have the same MacKenzie Childs tote bag

and we talk about places and things we’ve done

with our totes on our blogs quarterly

We have formed strong friendships

and often give each other gifts

Inspired by a MacKenzie-Childs holiday truck

I decided to make little red Christmas trucks

for my Traveling Tote Tribe

for Christmas presents last year

I couldn’t post about it then because it would have ruined the surprise,

so I decided to wait and post the tutorial this year

The ladies all loved their little MacKenzie-Childs inspired little red Christmas trucks

I ordered small die cast pick up trucks from Amazon here

And mini snow covered trees here

I found mini wreaths and wrapped packages at Hobby Lobby

Now the fun begins!

The hoods and truck tops were painted white with craft acrylic paint

I added black checks with a flat square brush

When the paint was dry, mini wreaths were glued on the front

I wrapped the trees with strands of mini lights {Hobby Lobby}

and secured them in the back with a present

I ran out of mini lights so my truck just has a pile of presents

This MacKenzie-Childs ornament is the same size as the trucks

and available on line here for $98.00!

The trucks I made cost about $10 each

I hope you’ll visit all my talented crafty friends on the links below!

The links will be live at 6am EST

Repurposed Copper Birdcage Lanterns

Crochet Plant Hanger

DIY Sparkling Beads and Pearls Pumpkin

Fall Leaf Jar Candle Holder

Little Red Christmas Truck

How to Stencil a Grateful Thanksgiving Sign

Dollar Tree Halloween Candelabra Tutorial

The ‘Sweater-Look’ Pumpkin

Chicken Wire Ribbon Pumpkins

Thanks so much for joining the crafty fun today!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creative Crafts

Creatively Crafty Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends

Comments
45 Responses to “Little Red Christmas Truck”
  1. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna! I oohed and aahed when I first saw your little truck in Sarah’s post last year. Love the black and white checks and addition of the lights on the tree. The holidays will be here before we know it….eek! ♥

  2. They are so sweet and cute! So ready for the X’mas?

  3. Jenna you always blow our socks off. I love the little truck, so darn cute. You turned that little truck into a masterpiece. Amazing.

  4. Love it all, especially the tree in the truck, although I must admit I’m not that fond of nutcrackers…

  5. creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com says:

    Jenna, I love the little red trucks! Old trucks of any kind I tend to lean towards. This project turned out to be adorable! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, these are just too cute–how clever to add MC-inspired checks to personalize it! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Ann says:

    What a lovely idea and I’m sure they were a hit with your group. The wreath on the front is my favorite finishing touch!

  8. Jenna, I just love your little red Christmas truck and I know each recipient loved it, also. A gift made by hand is always extra special knowing the time and love that goes into making it. Your crafting is always amazing!

  9. What a darling make-over! I love it! Those little trucks are especially cute at Christmas!

  10. lghiggins says:

    Sorry, MacKenzie-Childs, Jenna’s little red Christmas trucks are cuter than yours!

  11. Jenna, your trucks are so cute. What a nice surprise for your friends. I have one pick red truck, but I love the idea of decorating some small ones. This is one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen for Christmas and has so many possibilities. Thanks so much so sharing.

  12. Gail Griffin says:

    I always enjoy having you in our blog hops, Jenna, just to see what MC inspired project you’ve created! And each time, you’ve blown me away with your creativity! Your trucks are amazing and I’m sure the ladies loved receiving them, too! Heck, who wouldn’t!

  13. sarator says:

    Wow Jenna – the ladies must have been so surprised to receive this; how lovely that you all share the same passion! So great to see this now that you don’t have to keep it under wraps :). It’s such an amazing rendition of the MacKenzie-Childs holiday truck!

  14. Your trucks turned out cute Jenna:@) And you’re right… I does feel like the holidays are coming up fast!

  15. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, I love my little red truck! Such a special gift, truly a work of art. It will take its place on The French Hutch for the holidays. I think of you each time I glance at it. Looking forward to seeing you soon……..

  16. Kari says:

    Awwwwww Jenna, your trucks are adorable and I know the ladies had to love them. I always look forward to you girls and your traveling totes stories. I will say iit again…there is no end to your many talents. 🙂 hugs dear. friend.
    Kari

  17. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a great idea and I know your lady friends were thrilled. What a darling and special gift! So smart!

  18. pattyanneart says:

    Your little trucks are so adorable!! 😍 What a wonderful gift.

  19. Nancy says:

    What an amazing gift for your friends! This truck is adorable and so darn cute! I collect old vintage trucks so this is right up my alley!

    On a side note… you were missing from my WordPress Reader! I had to follow you again. Goodness gracious I was wondering where you were? ? ?

  20. Deb says:

    You made that cute pick up truck even cuter! I’m looking forward to putting mine out again this year.

  21. Sarah says:

    Jenna, I adore my little Courtly Check truck from you. It’s a favorite Christmas piece and will be unpacked and in a vignette as soon as I pull out Christmas decor.

  22. You are such a sweet friend to make these charming trucks for your friends. So glad you finally shared the post in the hop this month.

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