Easy Hand Painted Christmas Truck

Finally I’ve painted a red Christmas truck that I have been wanting to paint for so long. I just love to see old vintage red truck. I drew a VW red truck by using color pencils before but this time I did not choose a particular brand of car. I just painted a red truck carrying a Christmas tree on a piece of white plank to serve as a Christmas sign.

I painted this Christmas truck with pine tree on a piece of pvc plank that I have in my storage. It’s white so it’s a great blank canvas to start with anything. I added a word JOY to give more Christmas spirit to my Christmas Truck Sign. I like the traditional Red and Green colors of Christmas that pop on this Christmas sign. It’s actually a very simple painting of a red truck followed by pine tree. Let me show you my short steps of painting this red truck sign.

Things To Prepare

Not much things to prepare as it is a painting project, the colors are also a few. I did not use too many colors as I only want a red and green colors to be dominant on this Christmas truck hand painting sign. Anyway, here are the list of things that I prepared for the Red Truck Painting:

  • A white plank ( I used PVC plank, you can use white painted wooden plank, it’s up to you)
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Black Acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Black marker

How To Make

It took me about 15 minutes to pain this red truck with the Christmas tree. Most of the time spent was to wait for the paint to dry. But it’s acrylic, so it’s quicker to dry. But if you need more time to dry, you can mix acrylic with watercolor a bit. Now. let me explain step by step, my easy process of painting this Christmas truck:

1. Make sure the surface of the media that you want to paint on is clean.

2. I started with the body of the truck and I use red acrylic paint. Let it dry

3. Then I continue with painting a pine tree on the truck bed. I use green color paint and I mixit with a dash of white to get a lighter green to give some gradation. I paint the pine tree with lighter green, then give some darker shades and white shades to give some depth to the tree. Wait until it’s dry.

4. Okay, now it’s time to give some shades to the truck to have the feeling of three dimensional. And of course the two wheels. I used black and white. And I also paint a little dash of light green mixed with more white on the truck windows.

5. While waiting for the truck painting to dry. You can write the word JOY by using a black marker next to the Christmas truck. Finished!

Not that difficult isn’t it? Once you try it, it’s not as complicated as it looks. Just do it slowly and pay attention to the details. It doesn’t have to a fine painting. It’s just a rough quick painting of red truck with Christmas tree that I made for this Christmas sign. Well, good look with your painting and have fun!

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DIY Hand Painted Christmas Joy Sign

DIY Hand Painted Christmas Joy Sign


Recently I found it amusing to do it yourself some hand painted signs, especially on this end of the year, there are so many occasion to celebrate. A simple diy sign can really do a great job on your home decor. And after I made Fall Sign, Halloween Sign, Thanksgiving Sign, now it’s time for Christmas Sign! A jolly season that will end the year in joy.

So what did I prepare for my Grateful Thanksgiving sign?

  • Balsa wood plank
  • White spray paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • Silver acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Drawing pen
  • Scissors


I hand painted this sign, so not much crafting steps to do, but more to the painting works :

  1. Cut the balsa wood plank in desired dimension, mine was 14.5 inches x 4 inches (36 cm x 10 cm). I choose balsa wood because it’s an easy wood to work with, especially the plank, it’s thin and you can even cut it with scissors.
  2. Spray paint the wooden cutting block with white spray paint. Don’t spray it evenly, so it would leave a rustic look. Leave the edges to be in its wooden color character. Let it dry.
  3. Draw a sketch of the sentiment and the jingle balls plus holy foliage with pencil.
  4. Draw the “Joy” word with drawing pen, it’s a lot easier than painting it.
  5. Paint the red and gold jingle bells with the holy foliage. Let it dry.
  6. Don’t forget to add some shading to the jingle balls.
  7. The Christmas Joy Sign is finished!


It is a simple diy sign, I love the word “Joy”, because it reflects Christmas and also reminds me to be joyful all year-long. And the jingle balls feels like the best Christmas touch that makes everything merrier. This hand painted Joy sign is a great decoration to express your joyful feeling to welcome Christmas in coming winter season.



I will welcome this winter with more Christmas diy! So, make sure you follow me to get more creative inspiration for your Christmas holiday decor.


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Be joyful creative!




I play on Paint Party Friday

I entered below challenges for this DIY Hand Painted Christmas Joy Sign :

  1. Make My Monday – Winter Foliage
  2. That’s Crafty – Winter Wonderland
  3. My Time To Craft – Let It Snow
  4. Craft Rocket Challenge – Christmas Is Coming
  5. 613 Avenue – Christmas / Winter
  6. CRAFT – Christmas
  7. Scrap From Your Heart – Jul / Christmas
  8. Unicorn Challenge – Use A Sentiment
  9. If You Give A Crafter A Cookie
  10. Let’s Craft And Create – A Sketch
  11. Altered Eclectics – Anything goes