Box Car DIY Ornament

Cardboard gift boxes are as much fun to build with as classic wooden blocks…stack a small one on the back of a bigger one, glue some buttons on the bottom edge, and voila! You have a car!

Let your kids pick out the wheel color and soup up the body with different colored washi tape. Add a paper tree to the top, and it becomes that magic moment of hauling the best part of Christmas home to the family!

What you need:

  • 1 ½” x 2 ½” white jewelry box
  • 1 ½” x 1 ¼” white ring box
  • 4 medium green buttons
  • 2 small yellow buttons
  • 2 extra small red buttons
  • ½” wide light blue washi tape
  • ⅜” wide patterned tape
  • 2/8” wide dark blue tape
  • Twig
  • 1 sheet of two tone green paper
  • 1 silver star sequin
  • Approximately 18” string
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors

Make it!

  1. Glue together top and bottom of larger jewelry box and turn upside down. Glue top of ring box to the back end of larger box to create car body.
  2. Wrap bottom “bumper” of car in patterned tape, wrap skinny tape around top edge of the box and add rectangles of light blue tape to ring box for windows
  3. Glue four green buttons on sides of box for wheels, red buttons in back for tail lights and yellow buttons in front for headlights.
  4. Cut two 4” circles out of green paper. Fold the bottom section of one circle into a triangle then fold back and forth in the opposite direction to create a folded tree shape. Repeat with two other trees. Glue three trees together along their edges to create a pyramid shape. Glue piece of twig inside pyramid for a trunk.
  5. Glue tree to the top of car and add star to the point.
  6. Wrap string around car, knotting above tree and knotting again at the ends to create a hanging loop.

December 13, 2017| Christmas, Decor, Holidays, STEM, Vehicles