It is time for decking the halls and trimming trees and I love it all. This year I pulled all my Christmas boxes out of the attic and finally took the time to throw out things we don’t usually put out, things we have grown out of and items that we (ok, I) just plain don’t like anymore.
In the midst of all the pa rum pum pum pumming, I have also been trying to thin out my stash of “decor,” also known as Goodwill finds and inherited things that I don’t know what to do with but swear that someday I will figure out a use for. Truth be told, my house is not enormous and it holds 5 people. I don’t have enough room for all the someday crap. (FYI I just had to look up the difference between some day and someday. Writing for you makes me smarter, thank you.)
That “thinning out” brought me to rediscovering this cast iron truck that I got from my dad. I have used it as a Christmas decoration in years past but never stored it with the Christmas boxes so I sometimes forget about it.
This year I wanted to add a little fun touch to it. In my stash of craft left overs, I had a bunch of small styrofoam balls and they gave me a great idea.
Don’t worry, I am leaving you with a materials list at the end to make it easier to find some of the items I used to make this amazingly cute decoration.
Do you remember a couple of years ago, the Northeast had a terribly snowy winter and a man started selling snow and shipping it to people? IF not, you can read all about it, here. Well, if he can do it, then my little truck driver can sell snow too! So off I went with a “Snowballs for Sale” idea.
First, I added the balls to the bed of the truck, then I made a little sign on my computer. I glued it to a thin piece of foam core and added a toothpick as the handle. I hid the toothpick with red and green buttons with a dab of hot glue at the end to keep them in place.
One little bow on top was all this truck needed to be the best Christmas truck ever!
Now I am wondering what I can do with all the Tonka trucks I have laying around my house. Could a steam roller become a decoration 🙂 ?
Vintage Cast Iron Truck – You can usually find some here.
Bottle Brush Tree – Green, 3-4″ tall ( they also sell them in ombre you have got to check them out!!! SOOOOOO Cute.)
Snowballs for Sale sign printed from your computer (Noteworthy font, 20pt.)
Foam Core – 3/16 thickness