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 Artwork – Truck Drawing for Kid’s Room

DIY Artwork – Truck Drawing for Kid’s Room

Hello everyone! Finally I finished my whole drawings of VW 1967 Bug Truck in red color. On my previous post (Truck Sketches for Kid’s Playroom), I have done 2 smaller drawings, which were front view and side view of the VW bug truck. For completing the artwork for my kid’s room, I drew the bigger view of the red truck plus the artsy wording of the truck’s name.


I haven’t decide it yet on where to hang the artwork of the truck drawing. So, I just put it in the table on my kid’s room. I used a white simple frame; well, actually that’s the only available frame I have that fits the size of the truck drawing. And I don’t have the bigger frame either.


I sketched it with pencil then I colored it with watercolor pencils. I don’t use too many colors, mostly red, blue and black. I want the VW ’67 Bug Truck to be the spotlight of the drawing, that is why I have them in red.


My husband loves it, my son said “it’s beautiful, mommy!” , so it’s more than enough to me, it is well paid-off after spending times coloring the truck drawings. And I love to see it in my kid’s room. It’s screams for Boys!


Well, I hope you all enjoy my artwork of VW 1967 bug truck for kid’s room. Or even more, got inspired! It can also a great artwork for Father’s Day gift which has passed.

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Note: I joined Try It On Tuesday (For the boys), The Male Room (Little boys), Simon Monday Challenge (Transport it), Love To Craft (Anything goes), Crafty Friends (Anything Goes).

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Truck Sketches for Kid’s Play Room

Truck Sketches for Kid’s Play Room

Yes, I’m doing a truck sketches for my kid’s play room. I have been wanting to do an artwork that I can hang on my kid’s play room for months. Something he would love. Hmm… maybe a truck! I always have a thing for vintage car. I love all the curves and the complicated details of the vintage cars usually have. When I think of vintage cars, I think of Volkswagen right away, not just because of the signature beetle look, but also it is so cute and fits picture perfect for a little boy’s truck.


So, this is just a half way of what I wanted to complete. I browsed for this bug truck and found so many inspiring bug truck I can sketch. This truck sketches will show three views of a VW Bug Truck 1967 which I have finished two views, front view and side view. I drew the truck sketches with pencil first, then I colored it with watercolor pencil. I chose the red color because kids tend to be attracted to red and it pops!


I really love the look of this truck, it has so many curves and details. Strong character. The color, it’s just pop! It’s a truck (masculine) but it’s cute like a beetle. It’s a whole package for a boy’s toy.


As soon as I finished the car sketches and coloring with the complete three views on the VW ’67 Bug Truck, I will frame it and ready for my kid’s play room decoration.

So, enjoy the two drawings first, and I will be back soon with the third bigger sketch.

Sketch your creativity!

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