Give this red truck clay Christmas ornament a try this holiday season! They are fun to create and make a cute keepsake for the season.
I love red truck decor during the holidays! This classic decoration has such a sweet vintage feel and makes me think of the fun tradition of bringing home a Christmas tree. This clay Christmas ornament captures this feeling so well and the addition of the photo makes this the most precious Christmas keepsake!
Ready to make one? Here’s what you’ll need….
- Pine branch
- Air Dry Clay
- Truck cookie cutter- I have this truck cookie cutter, but I’ve noticed it goes in and out of stock pretty often. I don’t own this truck cookie cutter and it’s about one inch smaller, but I think it would work!
- Picture of child
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Here’s How We Made Our Clay Christmas Ornament:
Roll out the clay and make the truck shape. My boys love helping with this step!
Make a hole in your truck by poking a straw through the clay near the top of the window part of the ornament.
Let the clay dry. The ornament will take about two days to dry and then it will be ready to paint. We painted the entire truck red and gave them each about two coats of paint.
Once the red paint if dry, paint black tires on the clay. Depending upon the age of your child, you might want to complete this step yourself. We also used two coats of paint for this step.
Now grab a pine branch from outside or your own Christmas tree. I had to tie it together because the branches were pretty wide. I think it looks cute like this!
Tape the branch to the back of your ornament. I tried glue, but had no luck with it! You could also add another hole with a straw to the ornament and tie the branch to the ornament.
Flip the photo over and glue it in the driver’s window section of the ornament! I used a glue stick and made sure to glue the corners well to them from curling.
Now add some string for hanging on the tree and you are all set! You can keep the string long as pictured below or cut it down a bit.
We ended up cutting the string, but I think it looks cute either way!
My boys couldn’t stop holding them! They love them so much:)
These are the perfect gift to hand out to grandparents on Christmas day or add them to your own tree! They are a bit fragile, so make sure to wrap your clay Christmas ornament in tissue paper and find a firm branch to hang it on!
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I hope you make a red truck clay Christmas ornament! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.