Now those of you who know me know I love to make Christmas Ornaments so I am thrilled to be part of the Ornament Exchange Blog Hop. I especially like using clay pots. I actually have a list of ones I want to design. But when I saw all of the trucks and cars on Pinterest with a Christmas tree on the roof I knew instantly this year’s ornament would be a car. I am going to show you how to make a little red Christmas Car ornament. You can see last year’s Shining Star here and Christmas in July’s Gingerbread Man here.
Alright, let’s get started!
How to make a red Christmas car ornament
Like any tutorial, always good to start by gathering the materials & supplies:
- 1.5 inch clay pot
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue (suggested)
- Red Sculpey
- Assorted Paint Brushes
- Christmas Branch Pick
- Needle Nose Pliers (suggested)
- Toaster Oven
- ½ inch crystal beads
- Black Sharpie
- 1/8 inch red ribbon
- Snow Tex
- 3 ply twine
- Jingle Bell
- 5/8 inch silver metallic ribbon (similar)
- 4-Wooden Buttons
- 1/4 inch silver ribbon (suggested)
- Craft Paint (read, white, sparkle, black, & silver!)
- Square Woodsies
- Tiny little jewels in red & white
- Start by cutting Scupley at indented line. You’ll roll it and then shape it over the large opening of the pot, making sure it fits snugly, creating the car hood. Bake per the directions in the toaster oven.
- While the hood bakes paint the pot red. Paint the 4 wooden buttons black. When dry, paint the part with the button holes silver. Cut Scupley at indented line. Roll it and then shape it over the large opening of the pot, making sure it fits snugly, creating the car hood. Bake per the directions in the toaster oven While the hood bakes paint the pot red. Paint the 4 wooden buttons black.
- When dry, paint the part with the buttonholes silver. Cut the small Woodsies Squares in half and paint white. This is the license plate
- Take the ¼ inch silver ribbon, hot glue it around the edge of the large opening of the pot. You can leave a space because the hood will cover a small part of it. Glue the hood to the pot covering the area without the silver ribbon. Cut a piece of the 5/8 inch silver metallic ribbon, enough to cover the front of the hood. It is the radiator grill. Hot glue to the hood.
- Cut a piece of the ¼ inch silver ribbon and glue to the top of the radiator grill. Glue a piece of the ¼ silver ribbon around the bottom of the hood, covering the edge of the radiator. Glue a bead to each side of the grill. These are the head lights. Glue the license plate to the back over the silver ribbon which is the bumper. Glue the tiny red jewels on either side of the license plate.
- Glue the tiny clear jewel on the top of the red one. Glue the button wheels at the seam where the hood is glued to the pot and towards the back.
- Using the sparkle paint, paint the windshield, side windows and rear window. When the paint is dry use the Sharpie and draw an outline around the painted areas to highlight the windows and doors.
- Use the wire pliers, clip a small piece of the Christmas Tree pick, about an inch
- Cut a length of the 1/8 inch red ribbon and thread the bell through. Pull the ribbon up through the pot so the ends are on the top and the bell is inside the pot. Dab some hot glue on the tip of the cut branch and put a piece of twine on it. Wrap and glue to mimic a burlap sack. Glue the Christmas tree to the top of the pot. Be careful and make sure the red ribbon is held down on either side.
- Tie a bow with the red ribbon around the Christmas tree. Dab snow tex on top of the tree, wheels, and headlights and the back of the car.
Is this not the cutest little clay pot ornament? Every year I say this is my favorite but this is one of my favorites. And that is How to Make a Little Red Christmas Car Ornament. My partner is Emily of Two Purple Couches. I can’t wait to get her creation, I love handcrafted ornaments.