Vintage Toy Car Christmas Decoration DIY

Dec 3, 2022
Honky Tonk Kitchen


Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's guide on creating beautiful vintage toy car Christmas decorations. In this DIY tutorial, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions and expert tips to help you transform ordinary toy cars into unique and festive ornaments for your holiday season.

Materials You'll Need

  • Assorted toy cars
  • Sanding paper or sanding block
  • Primer
  • Acrylic paint in various colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Clear coat spray
  • Hot glue gun
  • Assorted festive decorations (miniature trees, wreaths, etc.)
  • Ribbon or string
  • Scissors

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Preparing the Toy Cars

Start by selecting the toy cars you want to use for your Christmas decorations. Look for cars with classic designs and sturdy structures. If necessary, clean the cars gently with warm water and soap, and let them dry completely.

Next, use sanding paper or a sanding block to remove any existing paint or coatings from the surface of the cars. This step helps the new paint adhere better and ensures a smooth finish.

Step 2: Priming the Cars

Apply a thin and even layer of primer to each toy car. Priming helps create a better base for the paint and improves the durability of the final finish. Allow the primer to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Painting the Cars

Now comes the fun part - painting the cars! Choose your desired colors and carefully paint each car, making sure to cover all surfaces evenly. You can go for classic Christmas hues like red, green, gold, or silver, or experiment with unique color combinations to match your holiday decor.

Let the paint dry completely between coats, and apply additional layers as needed to achieve the desired opacity. Don't forget to paint the wheels as well!

Step 4: Adding Details and Decorations

To give your vintage toy car Christmas decorations an extra festive touch, it's time to add some details and decorations. Using small paintbrushes, you can paint intricate designs, stripes, or even holiday motifs like snowflakes or candy canes.

Consider hot gluing miniature trees, wreaths, or other festive ornaments onto the roofs, hoods, or trunks of the cars. Get creative and let your imagination run wild!

Step 5: Applying a Protective Clear Coat

To ensure your decorations last for years to come, apply a clear coat spray as a protective sealant. This will help protect the paint from chipping, fading, or getting damaged by moisture. Follow the instructions on the spray can and allow the clear coat to dry completely.

Step 6: Adding Ribbon or String

To hang your vintage toy car Christmas decorations, cut a length of ribbon or string and loop it around the rearview mirror or the top of the car. Secure it with a knot or a dab of hot glue, ensuring it is stable enough to hang from a tree branch or any other desired spot.


Congratulations! You have successfully created stunning vintage toy car Christmas decorations. These unique ornaments will add a nostalgic touch and festive charm to your holiday celebrations. Experiment with different car models, colors, and decorations to create a personalized collection.

At The Poker Club at West Houston, we believe that the holiday season is the perfect time to engage in creative DIY activities. We hope this guide has inspired you to embark on this fun and festive project. Enjoy the process, and may your holiday season be filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories!

Mella Gosnell
I'm in love with this vintage toy car DIY project! 😍💕 As an avid collector, I've got a huge stash of toy cars just waiting to be transformed into adorable Christmas ornaments. 🎄✨ Can't wait to follow the step-by-step guide and unleash my creativity! Thanks for sharing this amazing idea, it's going to be a fun-filled holiday season full of nostalgia and festive joy. 🎅🚗
Nov 10, 2023
Shai Lavie
I'm excited to give these a try and add some personalized touches to each car.
Nov 8, 2023
Nikhil Arora
This project is a fantastic way to infuse the festive season with treasured childhood memories. Can't wait to get started!
Nov 3, 2023
David Haber
I've been looking for a fun project to do with my kids, and this is it. Thank you for sharing!
Nov 1, 2023
Anna Babson
The vintage toy car ornaments would evoke such fond memories of Christmases past. Can't wait to make them!
Oct 31, 2023
Terry Miller
These vintage toy car ornaments would look great on a rustic-themed Christmas tree.
Oct 24, 2023
Donna Lanners
The idea of using toy cars as Christmas decorations is both original and adorable.
Oct 11, 2023
Joshua Powell
I'm captivated by the nostalgia and whimsy these vintage toy car ornaments bring to Christmas decor.
Oct 9, 2023
Team CrossFit Adrenaline
I adore the idea of turning something ordinary into a beautiful and festive decoration. Can't wait to try it out!
Oct 6, 2023
David Dilday
I never realized how versatile toy cars could be in crafting until reading this article. Excited to give it a go!
Oct 6, 2023
Carla Tice
This is such a lovely way to infuse heartfelt memories and vintage charm into the holiday season.
Oct 6, 2023
Claudia Pita
I greatly admire the ingenuity and creativity in repurposing toy cars into beautiful Christmas decorations.
Oct 6, 2023
John Douglas
I appreciate the thoughtfulness and detail put into this tutorial. Excited to start crafting these vintage toy car ornaments!
Oct 5, 2023
Chris Meyer
These vintage-inspired DIY decorations are a delightful way to switch up traditional holiday decor.
Sep 28, 2023
Stephen Champion
I'm eager to dive into this delightful DIY project and create unique vintage toy car ornaments for my festive decor!
Sep 19, 2023
Penny Collins
I would have never thought to use toy cars in Christmas decor, but this article has inspired me to try something new!
Sep 16, 2023
James George
The thought of repurposing toy cars into intricate holiday decorations is so appealing and creative. Can't wait to make my own!
Sep 10, 2023
Paul Bush
This is such a clever and heartwarming DIY project. Can't wait to see the finished ornaments on my tree!
Sep 3, 2023
Erika Hashemi
I'm inspired to revamp my Christmas tree with these vintage toy car ornaments. Such a unique idea!
Sep 1, 2023
Isabel Lambert
Adding these vintage toy cars to my decor will be a lovely nod to my childhood memories.
Aug 16, 2023
Andreas Panosyan
I love the charm of vintage Christmas decorations, and these toy cars fit the bill perfectly.
Aug 10, 2023
Kevin Suits
Is there a specific type of paint recommended for this project?
Aug 2, 2023
Naveed Mahbub
These vintage toy car ornaments are a perfect mix of creativity and nostalgia.
Aug 1, 2023
John Vanos
What a fun way to repurpose old toy cars! Great tutorial.
Jul 31, 2023
Brad Shaw
I've never seen anything quite like this before. Truly a unique and imaginative approach to holiday decor.
Jul 24, 2023
Avani Desai
I'm thrilled to revel in the nostalgia of my childhood with these vintage toy car ornaments.
Jul 21, 2023
Volora Howell
I can already envision these vintage toy car ornaments becoming a cherished addition to my Christmas traditions.
Jul 16, 2023
Bob Fisher
These vintage toy car ornaments have a timeless appeal that would enhance any Christmas tree.
Jul 15, 2023
Joe Tetzlaff
I love how this tutorial brings a touch of nostalgia to the holiday season.
Jun 28, 2023
Scott Comptois
I'm always looking for DIY projects, and this one is definitely on my list now.
Jun 26, 2023
Chris Dewolfe
I've never considered using toy cars for Christmas decor before, but now I'm excited to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this unique idea!
Jun 25, 2023
Aniket Gune
I can already picture these ornaments adding a nostalgic touch to my holiday decor.
Jun 25, 2023
Kristine Smith
I love the concept of blending vintage aesthetics with holiday cheer. These toy car ornaments achieve that so beautifully!
Jun 20, 2023
Jon Leines
The thoughtfulness and nostalgia behind these vintage toy car ornaments make them perfect for a heartfelt Christmas display.
Jun 16, 2023
Song Kim
My kids are going to have so much fun helping me make these toy car ornaments.
Jun 13, 2023
Patrick Brunt
I never thought of using toy cars for decorations. Such a creative idea!
Jun 12, 2023
Max-Joris Miehakanda
This DIY project is perfect for those who love both vintage items and Christmas decorating.
Jun 10, 2023
James Dewitt
I never would have thought to use toy cars in Christmas decor, but these look amazing!
Jun 8, 2023
Phil Eggen
The vintage charm of these toy car ornaments captures the essence of a classic Christmas. Can't wait to create them.
Jun 4, 2023
Patrick Fiedler
I'm eager to see how these vintage toy car ornaments will complement my other decorations.
Jun 1, 2023
Jeremy Torgerson
This tutorial has sparked my creativity and imagination. Excited to embark on this crafting journey and make some vintage toy car ornaments!
May 28, 2023
Pam Abraham
The use of vintage toy cars in Christmas decor is both inventive and delightful. Can't wait to make some!
May 26, 2023
Andy Malpass
I'm excited to add a touch of vintage charm to my holiday decor with these toy car ornaments!
May 25, 2023
Wayne Oldenburg
This DIY project is a lovely nod to the past and a delightful addition to holiday decorating.
May 23, 2023
Karen Hecker
The DIY spirit behind this project makes it feel so personal and heartwarming. Can't wait to start crafting!
May 10, 2023
Brad Kraemer
This DIY project effortlessly captures the essence of Christmas nostalgia. Can't wait to give it a try!
May 9, 2023
Jordan Mortman
I've got a collection of old toy cars that I can't wait to turn into ornaments now. Thanks for the inspiration!
May 8, 2023
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The whimsy and nostalgia of these vintage toy car ornaments make them a must-have for a cozy Christmas.
Apr 18, 2023
Juan Garcia
The magic of Christmas and the charm of vintage finds come together beautifully in these DIY vintage toy car ornaments. Can't wait to make them!
Apr 16, 2023
Lucian Ovidiu
I can imagine these vintage toy car decorations looking stunning on a mantel or shelf.
Apr 16, 2023
Nirmal Gurung
The use of vintage toy cars adds a unique and whimsical touch to the Christmas tree.
Apr 14, 2023
Jon Visser
I love how this project allows for personalization. Excited to add my own creative touch to the toy car ornaments!
Apr 6, 2023
Rhonda Summerville
This tutorial has reignited my passion for crafting. I can't wait to create these vintage toy car ornaments!
Mar 29, 2023
Anton Nikl
The vintage charm of these toy car ornaments adds a magical touch to Christmas decorating.
Mar 16, 2023
Ed Hart
I'm eager to turn my love of vintage finds into beautiful holiday decorations using this tutorial!
Mar 14, 2023
Dane Truitt
The idea of using toy cars as ornaments is so charming and nostalgic. Looking forward to making them.
Mar 12, 2023
Lowi Smink
The creative potential of this project is endless. Can't wait to see how my personalized vintage toy car ornaments turn out!
Mar 11, 2023
Will Lee
I love how this tutorial combines creativity with sentimentality. Excited to put it into practice!
Mar 11, 2023
Philip Hiegel
Love this idea! Can't wait to try it out with my kids!
Mar 10, 2023
Dominic Buenning
This tutorial is a gem for those who appreciate both vintage memorabilia and the holiday season.
Mar 8, 2023
Juan Chavez
The step-by-step instructions make this project seem totally doable even for beginners.
Mar 3, 2023
Tim Erlin
I'm thrilled to try this out. It's a wonderful way to bring a bit of history and joy to Christmas decorations.
Feb 27, 2023
Sumanth Goud
I'm impressed by how a simple toy car can be repurposed into a charming holiday decoration.
Feb 27, 2023
Shanjia Liu
Combining vintage toy cars with Christmas decor is such a clever and heartwarming idea.
Feb 25, 2023
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Feb 19, 2023
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Feb 18, 2023
Place Holder
The creativity behind this DIY project is truly inspiring. It's giving me so many ideas for personalizing the ornaments.
Feb 13, 2023
Barry Leshtz
What a unique and creative way to add some vintage flair to the holiday season.
Feb 12, 2023
Andrew Mills
The vintage vibe of these toy car ornaments is exactly what I've been wanting to incorporate into my Christmas decor.
Feb 7, 2023
Christy Chong
I've been searching for unique ornaments to make this year, and this is it. Thanks for sharing!
Jan 26, 2023
Steven Cochran
I appreciate the clear instructions and visuals. It makes the project seem less daunting.
Jan 21, 2023
Keith Geller
I appreciate the detailed instructions. Can't wait to put my own spin on these vintage toy car ornaments!
Jan 21, 2023
Martin Wood
I've never thought of using toy cars in holiday decor, but this tutorial has opened up a world of possibilities.
Jan 13, 2023
Fuat Sezen
I'm captivated by the blend of nostalgia and creativity in these vintage toy car ornaments. Can't wait to make them for my Christmas tree!
Jan 9, 2023
John Truscott
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Jan 9, 2023
David Juvet
These would make great handmade gifts for fellow vintage car enthusiasts.
Jan 5, 2023
Bill Herring
I appreciate the detailed instructions. Makes it seem doable even for a non-crafty person like me!
Jan 4, 2023
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Dec 17, 2022
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Dec 17, 2022
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Dec 14, 2022
Kevin Kealey
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Dec 4, 2022