I know, I know it’s only July but I love Christmas and Christmas in July is sooo much fun!! These adorable ceramic Truck and Christmas Tree lanterns were so popular last year that I decided to bring them back early. So today I am going to show you how to paint these with a vintage twist!

The great thing about these ceramics is you do not have to fire them after painting them! You just paint them with acrylic paint and let it dry. Now, if you want a glaze or fired look you can always use DecoArt Triple Thick once it is dry.

mini ceramic truck with Christmas tree lanterns

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Step 1 – Paint the entire ceramic truck and tree black

Yes, paint the entire ceramic black! I know, it sounds crazy but trust me. This base coat of black is going to give it that awesome vintage feel. I even do this on my Ceramic Christmas Trees with lights.

Step 2 – Paint the truck & Christmas tree any colors you want

Now, I chose pinks and fuscia’s for my truck but you can paint them any color you want! Paint everything but your windows and tires in the color of your choice. Then you can paint your tree, I typically use a darker green but went with a lime green this go around. Now I did add some gold and some dark green so it wasn’t sooo bright.

Step 3 – Add all the details

Don’t forget the smaller details on the truck. I used silver for the door handles, fenders and bumpers then white for center of the tires. I also added some gold to the truck to make it look just a little more vintage. You can even take some DecoArt Snowtex and add some snow to your tree!

small ceramic truck with tree lanterns

These small ceramic trucks with Christmas tree are such a great addition to your Christmas décor plus they are sooo much fun to paint. If you have you have a paint party business or are wanting to start one these are great for paint parties too!

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This post was originally published on November 23, 2020 and updated on July 12, 2021.

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Easy Christmas Mantle Backdrop

Easy DIY Ceramic Truck and Christmas Tree