DIY Vintage Red Truck Christmas Decoration Coaster [Video]

Whoever thought an old pick up truck would work as a Christmas decoration? Not me. But when it’s a vintage red truck it screams Christmas!

I love them! So, I decided to create coasters with that theme. In addition to the vintage pick up truck, I also found a wood cut out of a VW bug with a Christmas tree tied to the roof.

Supplies You Will Need To Make the Vintage Red Truck Christmas Decoration

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  • Resin
    • When deciding on which resin to use for your coasters, you need to keep in mind whether you want it just for cold cups or for hot as well.
      • If only for cold drinks, you can be flexible and use whatever brand you like:
      • If you want it to work for both hot and cold drinks, you need to look for a heat resistant resin, like these:
        • FX Poxy ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500° F.
        • Stone Coat

Optional

Vintage Pick Up Truck Christmas Coasters Video Tutorial

Here is the video for the vintage pick up truck coasters and the VW bug, so you can see exactly how I made them!

Directions for Red Truck Coasters

Step 1

I found these cute wood cutouts of the vintage red pick up truck and as a bonus a VW bug with a Christmas tree tied to the roof!

Old pick up truck with christmas tree wood cutout & VW bug wood cutout

Step 2

I painted them with acrylic paint. Of course, the old pick up truck had to be a red truck!

Step 3

I mixed two ounces of resin and added blue and white glitter, to give the red truck a starry night background.

Mix blue and silver glitter into resin

Step 4

I poured one ounce of glittery resin into two of the molds and used a lighter to pop the bubbles. Then, I let it sit and cure for 12 hours.

Pour blue resin and glitter mixture into coaster mold

Step 5

I added dimensional fabric paint to look like snow. You want it to look like the old pick up truck is driving through the snow.

dd snow to the old vintage pick up truck coaster background

Step 6:

I brushed glue on the back of the vintage pick up truck and the VW bug and put them in place on the coasters. Then, I added a little additional paint, so the red truck and the car look like their tires are in the snow.

Brush glue onto the back of the red vintage pick up truck

Step 7

I added a “Merry Christmas” sticker that I cut out of vinyl, using my Cricut. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can just use a sticker.

Add Merry Christmas sticker to red truck coaster

Step 8

After mixing an ounce of resin, I dripped it on the wood cutouts. This thin layer seals the wood and prevents bubbles from being created and trapped when you do your final pour.

Drip resin onto the red truck Christmas decoration coaster

Step 9

I mixed more resin and poured it over the coasters, popped the bubbles with my lighter, and let them cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

Pour resin over vintage red truck coaster

And…

I ended up with these great coasters! Very festive!

completed vintage pick up truck and vw bug christmas coasters

Be sure to PIN the vintage pick up truck for later!

Finished red truck Christmas decoration coaster

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

If you are into Christmas Coasters…

The red truck Christmas decoration coaster turned out cute, but if you are into Christmas coasters, boy do I have a bunch for you!!! Here are just a few:

Vintage Pick Up Truck Christmas Decorations

If you want to further enhance your red truck Christmas decoration theme, here are some great additions:

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!

Mona

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