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Vintage Christmas Truck Ornament DIY

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Three vintage Christmas trucks with trees in the back hang on a white Christmas tree. You can make this craft with a Cricut machine and Abbi Kirsten's free SVG cut file.

Vintage Christmas Truck DIY Ornament with Free SVG Cut File

Everywhere I look I seem to spot one of those cute vintage-style trucks with a Christmas tree sticking out of the back. They seem to be a beloved way to decorate, so I decided, why not make a cute SVG design and figure out a way to turn it into an ornament with 3D dimension?! For this vintage Christmas truck DIY, you will need a cutting machine and a few other supplies below.

You can use this as an ornament to decorate your tree with like I do or you could use this SVG in many other countless ways like a vinyl design. If you’re looking for some classic Christmas decor then this is a great project.

Supplies for Christmas truck Ornament

Download the Free Christmas Truck SVG Files

Download these free Christmas truck SVG templates by signing up via the form below. Once you set your password via the email sent to you, enter the vault, and search at the top with the keyword truck or design #62.

If you are already a member, log into your Member account. Need help entering the vault? Read this helpful Freebie Vault guide.

On a pink backdrop lay truck pieces in shades of blue paper, black tires, small presents and a mini evergreen are all the parts needed to make a vintage Christmas truck ornament.

Step 1

Gather your supplies and get all your layers cut out in your preferred colors.

Abbi Kirsten's finger rests on the vintage Christmas truck ornament in it's early stages. The three truck pieces have been layered together and lay on a pink paper background. These parts can be cut out using a Cricut cutting machine and a free SVG file.

Step 2

Layer all your pieces together. This is pretty self-explanatory at this point. 😉

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The 3D layered paper vintage truck ornament, complete with tires and a rack, rests on pink paper. This truck will look great on any Christmas tree and is a fun project for kids, too.
In a close-up, Abbi demonstrates how to take a miniature bottle brush Christmas tree and bend the base at a 90 degree angle. In the background is the near-completed vintage truck ornament and the pink backdrop for this craft.

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Step 3

To add the bottle brush tree bend the base at 90 degrees and use this as a place to glue the tree to the back of the truck. They should bend easily because they are typically made of wire. Press firmly till dry.

Abbi holds the bent bottle brush tree as the glue adheres to the back of the vintage Christmas truck ornament made from paper.


If desired, add some mini presents to the truck bed as well by gluing them to the backside.

Step 4

To finish the truck, and make it an ornament, create a loop from some ribbon or baker’s twine and glue it to the backside of the truck. If you are adding presents, it can be helpful to glue the twine between the present and the truck’s back.

Hang them on your tree!

Three finished vintage Christmas truck ornaments, one red and two blue, have hanging strings added to the top, and Christmas trees and wrapped presents in the truck bed. These cute holiday ornaments are made with a free SVG file.

How sweet and simple was that? I think I may use these as gift box toppers with some custom gift wrap as well! Join my community and find the free SVG for this vintage Christmas truck ornament project in my craft resource library under the holiday section.

Vintage Christmas Truck Ornament With Free SVG Cut File

Vintage Christmas Truck Ornament With Free SVG Cut File

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Nothing brings the holidays home more than a vintage Christmas truck ornament. You can make this easy, classic ornament using the free SVG files and minimal supplies. It’s an easy paper craft the whole family can make.


  1. Prepare your workspace and gather supplies. Print and Cut the vintage truck design template. 
  2. Layer your three truck layers together with glue or photo tape. Add the truck rack, headlights, and tires. 
  3. Bend the bottle brush tree to 90 degrees at the base. Glue the flat bottom of the tree to the back of the truck so only the tree sticks out behind the truck rack. Be sure to hold the base and press firmly until dry. 
  4. Optional: Add some mini presents to the truck bed by gluing them to the backside.
  5. Finish the ornament by using your Baker’s twine or ribbon to create a loop and glue the bottom of the loop to the back of the truck. 
  6. Hang your finished ornament on the tree and enjoy! You can also use these vintage Christmas truck ornaments as holiday card fronts or gift toppers and name tags. 

Did you make this project?

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A Pinterest graphic that has a top photo of all three paper trucks on a white Christmas tree, and the six bottom photos show the steps needed to make the ornament, with pink paper as a backdrop. The center text reads "DIY Vintage Christmas Truck Ornament Free SVG Cut File."

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  1. Cindy Steenblik says:

    Dear Abbi,
    I was so excited to see the Vintage Truck pattern on your site. I love your patterns. But, no matter what I try, I cannot access the SVG for the Vintage Christmas Truck. I keep pulling up the large star template instead. Can you help me?

    1. Hi Cindy, Looks like I accidentally crossed links when adding it to my library! Thanks for letting me know. I have updated it and it should take you to the truck SVG now!:)

  2. Love this svg pattern! Thank you!

  3. Cheryl Hofe says:

    Love your designs!