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Making Your Own Red Vehicle with Tree Decor

Don't you just love all the cute Christmas decor depicting a bright red car or truck with the green tree strapped to the top?  So festive and I like the timeless appeal of them, but they're not always easy to find.  

Fortunately, with the magic of red paint, any little vehicle can be transformed!

I'm so thrilled that this project was a Fan Favorite at The Dedicated House!  Thank you to Kathryn for featuring!

These little green lighted vehicles are in the Christmas miniatures and villages section at, of all places, Walmart!  The original green vehicle paint was very dull, boring and blended in completely with the green of the tree.  Totally unimpressive!

Couldn't wait to get it home and start the makeover.  :)

Two quick coats of shiny red paint and the dull green vehicle was transformed to a festive red that's ready for the holidays.  And doesn't the contrast of the red against the bright green tree look so much nicer than the before?

Now I'm on the lookout for other items that can be easily converted!

Do you also find joy in this simple holiday decor theme? 

Your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!  I try to respond to comments via email as soon as I can. If your email address isn't available, I will comment here. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. A little paint can fix anything, can't it? Looks great!

    1. It really can! And even after hundreds of paint projects there's still something magical and exciting about each transformation! :)

  2. Smart lady.. Love the truck/CHristmas tree items.. So cute.. I bought a scent warmer at Wal mart with the truck /tree on it.. So pretty when lighted up. Also . found some dessert plates with that scene at Wal mart.. Love/love that stuff. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.
    ps I will be looking for a toy truck to paint.. thanks

    1. How did I miss seeing the scent warmer? What a neat find! We had a great Thanksgiving Day altho we missed our sons who were each vacationing out of the country. A sweet day spent with little grandkiddos. Hope yours was nice as well!

  3. Oh, goodness! It's darling! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase. Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. How wonderful! Thank you so much, Kathryn! Your parties are always such fun ... appreciate it!

  4. I love seeing these red cars and trucks! Perfect makeover, you really can use paint to transform anything. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  5. How cute! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  6. Very cute and clever makeover I love it~ Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

  7. Love the makeover you did on this car and how creative of you! Thanks so much for sharing this at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the holidays.
    Julie xo

  8. Oh this is too cute!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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