Demo on Little Red Christmas Trucks!

7 Materials
$25
1 Hour
Easy

Learn how to create cute trucks for Christmas with Sandi Harber from Urban Rebel Designs.

Live demo of Little Red Christmas Trucks! Sandra bought these metal truck from a local craft store with a coupon, you can always find these on sale! 

She started out with a base color! The Dixie Belle Colors used were Honky Tonk Red and Evergreen, the perfect Christmas colors! For the details Sandra used a sponge to paint the polka dots and a small liner brush for painting the stripes, she used Dixie Belles new colors Cotton, and Caviar!

Base coat the truck with Evergreen for John Deer Lovers, they will adore this project!

It doesn’t take a whole lot of paint; Dixie Belle goes twice as far as regular acrylic paint! But always plan on using 2 coats with White or Yellows. Its just paint, you can fix it, you can change it. You hate it? Paint over it! 

We are using Iron Patina Paint for some rusty spots on our truck! Patina needs a base coat to adhere to metal surfaces. Prime Start is a product that you can use as the primer for Patina to adhere to. You don’t need the primer unless you are painting on Metal. Paint one layer of Patina, let it dry. Paint a second coat of Patina, while the second coat of Patina is wet you will spray it with the Green Activating Spray which will create a Rust, in a reddish orange yellow color. This is so fun! 

You can find a beautiful silver colored tray at the thrift store or at a yard sale to place your truck on! The truck sits on top some lush greenery purchased pre-cut from the local grocery store that she re-cut to size, as well she added glittered baby’s breath! She purchased a mini Christmas tree from the craft store to place in the back of the truck. Gold or Silver colored candle holders placed in the back of the truck makes a beautiful glow to your centerpiece.

Join the Red Truck Facebook Group for more ideas! 

Suggested materials:

  • Dixie Belle Paint - Patina Paint   (http://www.dixiebellepaintcompany.com/patina-paint/)
  • Dixie Belle Paint - Honky Tonk Red   (http://www.dixiebellepaintcompany.com/honky-tonk-red-chalk-paint/)
  • Dixie Belle Paint - Cotton   (https://dixiebellepaint.com/cotton-chalk-mineral-paint/)
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Dixie Belle Paint Company
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