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Monday, November 30, 2015

Car With Christmas Tree DIY Kit

I love a quick and easy DIY almost as much as I love spreading Christmas cheer.

When you can combine the two it’s just pure bliss.

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Recently, my cousin in law Sweet T bought a new car. In the 24 years I have known her it is only the second car she has ever purchased.

It is a MINI Cooper and she is in love. His name is Chip. :)

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The thing about Sweet T is that she loves the holidays but doesn’t have tons of time to decorate as she is a busy anesthesiologist in a children’s hospital. After a recent phone call where she was once again professing her love for Chip I thought about cars with Christmas trees.

Car & Tree Ornament | this heart of mine = I need to use a pickup truck:

Surely you’ve all seen them. Making snowy track in glass jars…

car with tree

… nestled in amongst the ornaments.

I finally know what to do with the three Chevron cars I bought before I figured out that I really don't want to collect Chevron cars.  --jg:

I got to thinking… “Wouldn’t it be fun to send her a Do It Yourself Christmas Kit featuring Chip, the MINI Cooper?”

So I packaged up my favorite sparkly faux snow, a tiny bottlebrush tree (just clip the base off), some mini lights, a few presents, bakers twine and of course the car.

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But what visual learner doesn’t appreciate a picture of the finished product?

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I’m kind of in love with Chip too.

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So this led to another thought: “Wouldn’t my niece at college love to dress up her dorm room with her red beetle bug car?” Then, “Surely my uncle in the nursing home would love to see his Corvette Stingray in snowy miniature.” So I made tracks to go car shopping.

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Toy car shopping that is.

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What mini matchbox would you select?

Laura

10 comments :

GSGreatEscaper said...

If anyone has a mini baby blue 1973 Mercury Cougar with a white vinyl top, I'd be happy to take it off your hands! What a cute present idea, Laura.

Silvana Joanne said...

This is such a cute idea!

Linda said...

I love these and so I went looking for my Jim's 1987 Red Porsche 944 (non-Turbo) however - there are none to be found at least not at a cheap price. The only small models I could find for that car were well over $100. Too pricey for my wallet.

Auntie Em said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I think I will make on of these to put in the shelf over DH's computer. He collects miniature cars and has shelves of them down in our basement. Hopefully he doesn't mind seeing one with a tree tied on top! lol

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

We just did this too. I found a runner for the coffee table in the "man cave" with a "Woodie" car on the ends. Joe just happens to have a model Woodie car so we tied a tree to it. Then I also got him the VW bug pillow so we got a VW car and tied a tree on it too:)

Vel Criste said...

I love your version the most! I have to check out my son's car collection! Thanks for the great idea Laura!

Stacey said...

I am so going to copy this!! We have a sweet family friend with a brand new Mini Cooper. Thanks for the adorable inspiration!

Counting the days until we meet. ;)

Mountain Mama said...

I am LOVING this!!! What an adorable way to personalize a holiday gift!!!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

This is so adorable! I did something like this last year and totally forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to go find that little car of mine!

Lisa said...

How adorable is this! We are a Mini Cooper family too. The first one my husband drove for awhile and then passed down to our youngest and after driving a big SUV and a luxury (way too expensive) sports car (see my big eye roll angst here Laura) he is in the precess of buying a Clubman. Big sigh of relief from sensible wife.