Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowy Truck Ornament

A few weeks ago, I came across this image at the lovely House of Earnest and I've had it in the back of my mind since then...


As a native New Yorker, the images of Christmastime that I usually conjure up are always much more urban - the tree at Rockefeller Center, the twinkling lights on Broadway, the pop-up Christmas tree vendors on street corners.

The image of the truck & wreath is much more bucolic than anything I usually associate with Christmas and, since I'm celebrating my first Christmas as a country girl, I knew I had to make an ornament inspired by this truck.

I started with a red toy truck from the dollar store (maybe if you have kids, you'd happen to have one of these laying around)...


and sanded it down so it looked weathered:


I glued a ribbon on top, crafted a wreath out of fake pine needles from a mini-tree, and "snowed" on the truck with a mixture of epsom salts and glitter. I tied a bow onto the mini-wreath using curling ribbon, cut in half lengthwise.



What do you think?

Today we're halfway through advent and halfway through my ornament countdown. Stay country, stay crafty, and stay homey!

12 comments:

  1. Totally adorable! Such a creative idea, I love how you used inspiration to create something so fantastic!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  2. Thanks, Jen! I'm really excited with how it turned out.

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  3. This is super cute! What a brilliant idea!

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  4. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  5. Now it's time for a real truck, no sanding, more plowing! I can only imagine the great crafts to come!

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  6. what a cute idea! I might have to dig up some old trucks and cars of the boys , Thanks for linking up <3 B

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  7. so fun to look at all these ornaments!!!

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  8. Cute! When you told me you were going to do this, I was eager to see what you came up with!
    I live in the country too, so maybe I'll have to muster up a country truck ornament for my tree!

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  9. This is beautiful. How fun, I really want to make one now!

    Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday, hope you join us again tomorrow!

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