Christmas Decorating on a Budget Idea #2

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Christmas Decorating on a Budget idea #2
(If you missed any of the series you can view it Here!)
Here’s a fun way to put together a coffee table or side table vignette using children’s old toys.
 I used a large wooden tray as the base to bring it all together.
You can use a serving tray, a cake stand, or whatever you choose.
Just something flat to hold the snow.
 The snow is recycled shredded plastic, you could also run white computer paper through your shredder to use as snow.
 Now go round up one of your kids, or grand kids toy trucks and let’s get started.
 You can find the small wreath at any craft store for about a quarter.  If you are having a hard time finding them, search the doll house section.
 I just used a dab of hot glue to attach the wreath.
 The Christmas tree in the back is a bottle brush tree and can be found at any Walmart or Dollar Store for a $1.
 Throw the tree in the back of the truck and you have created a cute vignette for around $2.
Simple, yet cute and you didn’t break the bank.
Vintage Toy Truck


  1. says

    My boys have lots and lots of trucks and tractors, but not in that perfectly gorgeous shade of blue! That is one of my favourite vignettes! So pretty. I would have to put it up higher to keep it out of the way of our Lab’s wicked strong tail -we would have a snow storm indoors.

  2. says

    Dawn, I love this idea! I have also seen the bottle brush trees tied on top of vintage toy cars…so cute! Jean

  3. says

    Darling! Reminds me of one of our favorite Christmas family photo cards that we did. It was in my Dad’s antique truck. We put our live tree in the back, drove the truck into our grove, and all the kids piled in. It was so cute!!!
    : ) Kris

  4. says

    I am in love with this little Ford truck!! This idea rocks (of course, allll of your ideas rock, Dawn.. just sayin’!) -Tammy

  5. says

    Very cute Dawn! I love the simple look.

    Have a great day.

  6. says

    That is a super idea. My Dad just gave me a bunch of old cars in the boxes. I think yours made a fabulous Christmas display!

  7. says

    I have been enjoying your series so far. Can’t wait to see what is next. I love decorating with old toys any time of the year, and I love that old blue truck of yours.

  8. says

    This is adorable Dawn and I love what you used for snow.

  9. says

    Dawn I’m trying to catch up,I’ve been reading your other post.

    Love this bright blue Ford truck bringn’ home the Christmas tree.Such a cute idea using toys.

    I loving this series:Christmas decor on a budget,excited to see what you do next!

  10. says

    That’s really cute! I love the colors.

    I use to decorate my daughter’s dollhouse when she was younger. My dad decorates his train town.

  11. says

    That is so cute dawn!! I love the tree in the back, and the wreath.It’s adorable.


  12. says

    That’s adorable, Dawn! The Man has one of his toy trucks from when he was about five years old, and I used to use it to hold some bottle brush trees in a little vignette. This year, however, he is using it in the Man Cave for something else. Maybe I’ll go look at Good Will.

  13. says

    This is sooo cute!! I’ll have to go dig out my sons’ little cars and trucks box of toys that I’ve been saving and try this. Great idea.
    Mary Alice

  14. says

    So cute!
    I love your vignette, trucks are a very good idea.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  15. says

    Oh. my. goodness. Cutest thing ever! Love the little tree coming home in the back of the pickup! A reason to collect some toys I guess!

  16. says

    I love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  17. says

    So cute – I love the shade of blue in the truck. I’ve been wanting to make one of these, but haven’t had time to dig out the vintage truck/car we have.

  18. says

    This is so cute. Love the blue truck. Wish I could have one in real life. Awesome idea to use plastic bag shreds as snow.

  19. says

    I love the blue truck. Great idea. I found you through Knick of Time.

  20. says

    I love your little blue truck. Perfect with that tree in the back ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking with me.

  21. Lindsey says

    Would love to find a blue truck like this one! Where is it from?

    • says

      Lindsey I purchased at Menards, the home improvement store ๐Ÿ™‚

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