For the first installment of the Mid-Century Merry Makers – Vintage Toy Car & Christmas Tree… I have chosen a post from. We thank them for this great content. Some of the text has been updated for more timely info on supplies.
Another Pinterest inspired craft has taken over my kitchen counter, this time in the form of cute toy cars toting Christmas trees! Some are table top decorations and some are hanging ornaments for the tree; it is up to you which kind to make. They are fun and super-duper easy.
First I went to the Christmas section of A.C. Moore to get some bottle-brush trees, but being so close to Christmas, they were sold out! Luckily, I was able to find some in the dollhouse section where there is a variety of miniature items. I found a package with different sized trees and snow-covered branches…perfect! UPDATE: I found mine at Hobby Lobby: Find them here: https://tinyurl.com/yclfj73e
I got the vintage themed cars at Walmart. You could use any cars you want, but I just love the vintage look of the VW’s and old Chevy’s! My 2¢…I would suggest shopping for these online. Try this site: https://tinyurl.com/yd2up5a6
To tie them atop the cars, I used red & white baker’s twine and thin hemp that I had on hand. This particular type of hemp is found in the jewelry-making section of the craft store. Again, I love Hobby Lobby here is the red + white twine: https://tinyurl.com/y8kjf26l
Then, simply tie them on top! Some tutorials said glue the tree in place, but I didn’t find that necessary.
With the Chevy’s, I was able to slide the hemp through the windows. For the buses, I had to tie them all the way around. Both look pretty cute!
Great for stocking stuffers, craft shows, small gifts, or for decorating the house! I just love these and can’t wait to make more!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my friends, family, and blog buddies!
I would add that I was compelled to do one of my own. This camper and car combo was the tiny model I used for the Winter Campers Christmas Cards. You can see them here.