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Decoupage DIY Pick-up Truck with Spring Flower Bed

I just love putting my own "spin" on decorations. I got the wooden pick-up truck at Christmas time
but I wanted to make something for the Spring. This is what I came up with. 

I have written below some basic instructions for this project. For more detailed step-by-step instructions
and pictures please go to my video:

Decoupage DIY Dollar Tree Pick-up Truck with Spring Flower Bed.

This is an easy and fun project. It makes a great gift!

And PLEASE read this entire blog to see a BONUS PROJECT at the end!

Here is a list of the supplies you will need:

Craft Glue or Hot Glue Gun
White, Black and Gray Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes
Mod Podge Decoupage Glue (from Vippies)
Water Brush (from Vippies)
Floral Decorative Napkins (from Vippies)
Bead Wire

From Dollar Tree:

Faux Flowers and Moss
Unfinished Wood Truck
Popsicle Sticks
Tumbling Tower Blocks (like Jenga Blocks)

Instructions:

1. This is an Unfinished Wooden Pick-up Truck purchased from Dollar Tree during the Christmas Season.
They usually have them for all seasons and can be adapted to this project. For this truck project the tree was removed.


2. Paint the truck white, black and gray as shown.

 

3. Paint two Tumbling Tower Blocks white. Glue them to the back of the truck.

 

4. Remove the back "plies" (the white layers) from a floral decorative paper napkin.
You will only use the top printed ply.

 

5. Using a Water Brush, trace around each flower or group of flowers on the napkin.
Carefully pull the flower off the napkin along the water line.
Be careful because the napkins are fragile.

 

6. This is how each flower or group will look once pulled from the napkin.
Note the "deckled" edge. This edge helps the napkin blend into
the wood when decoupaged.

 

7. Lay out the pieces of the napkin on the truck then adhere using Mod Podge
decoupage glue and a brush.

 

8. Paint 3 popsicle sticks white. Cut into 2" pieces. Glue them on top of the
Tumbling Tower Blocks to create the picket fence.

 

9. Attach the wire along the bottom of the picket fence.

 

10. Wrap the bead wire around the top of each picket. Put a little white paint
on the wire so that it blends into the fence.

 

11. Place pieces of faux floral behind the little fence and glue the stems to the
back of the truck. Glue pieces of moss between each picket. 

 

Note: You can add some cording to the back if you would like to hang this
as a sign. You can also lean it on a shelf or add it to your tiered decor plates! 

Here is the SURPRISE PROJECT as promised -
a St. Patrick's Day Centerpiece using the Pick-Up Truck! 
Click on the picture to go to the video:


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