Christmas Trees on Cars
It's that time of year again - time to start decorating (or at least start crafting) to get ready for the holidays ahead. Last year I was part of a blog hop titled "Trees on Cars" and it was so much fun that we decided to do it again this year.
It's such a cute theme but sometimes coming up with ideas is hard. I was thinking and losing sleep (visions of little VW's with trees atop them kept looping in my dreams) and I just couldn't come up with something.
I was out with my youngest son once again hitting different stores looking for inspiration when I saw the cutest little ornament of a tree on a vintage-looking truck, and it was only $2.00. Ka-ching! Into my cart it went (I could have carried it to the checkout but I had a cart so I used it....it would have been silly not to).
By the time I got home, after having an extensive conversation with myself in the car, I knew what I was going to do.I created a pure white background using a sheet and then placed the truck in the center and started taking pictures - beauty shots 😉
Once I was done taking pictures I chose a shot I liked and created a watercolor print of the cutie.
Click here to download: Watercolor Print with Wording, Watercolor Print Only (all sizes are 8 x 10 but easily re-sizable)
Here's where the process gets sketchy. I had plans...oh so many plans. Little watercolor Trees on Cars stickers for Christmas cards, gift tags for gifts and little prints for picture frames that would be strewn across my Christmas tree....then....the ink in my printer ran out and the replacement cartridge is $90.00.....so I had one print made at CVS (glossy only...I wanted a matte finish but you do what you gotta do) and planned on framing it for pictures....but that's another story so I'll only be sharing it here today unframed but FREE to download and print out on your own. I'm hoping to update this post with all of the other goodies for a Trees on Cars kit so check back in a few days for those free printables/downloadables as well!
For more amazing Trees on Cars inspiration visit the lovely ladies below and see what they created - I took a sneak peak and it is all awesome!
An Extraordinary Day - Cupcakes and Crinoline - Kaleidoscope of Colors - Love of Home
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Silly Pearl - Simply Kelly Designs - Yesterday on Tuesday
Super duper darling and creative MB! Love it!
Mary Beth I LOVE this! What a great idea!!
This is so cute, love the water color print too! Pinned!
I totally get what you were going through. My project was plan C! LOL
Mary Beth... I love your car and I can't wait to see all the fun things you create for us. However... I'm super duper impressed with the watercolor printable. Total cuteness!!
I would love a download of the golf cart with tree. so cute for Florida friends..Love all of your ideas.
Hi Cookie - the golf cart with the tree is from Kristin at https://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/christmas-trees-on-cars/ - it's not a printable, though, but you can see more of it there.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.
Oh wow, you did a beautiful job transferring that real-live ornament into a water color! I love it, Mary Beth!
Thank you so much!! So very cute! Can you tell me what program you used to get the watercolor?
Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!