There’s a chill in the air, and the trees are almost bare! It must be fall. To celebrate the autumn season, I am excited to share a design that is straight from the pumpkin patch. Make this 3D fall truck, and add an adorable touch to your autumn mantle.
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I really did get the idea for this project from our local pumpkin patch. When we visited this year, they had an awesome, vintage truck with hay bales and pumpkins all around it. Not only was it cute to see in person, but I can’t even tell you how many times I saw that truck pop up in my Instagram feed!
So, I thought it would make a super fun fall project for myself, and all of you.
Follow along using the instructions below, or check out this tutorial video.
- Hot Glue
- Foam Tape (optional)
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the 3D fall truck pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
Assembling the Truck Body
2. Start by gluing the vellum window pieces to the inside of the truck body sections.
Then, attach the two door pieces to both the left and right side of the truck (I used foam tape for dimension, but hot glue works fine as well). Draw on door handles if you’d like.
3. Next, fold in the tabs of your front and rear pieces, and begin to glue them to the inside of the truck body, one tab at a time—following the edge of the truck, like so.
Note: the piece with the window closer to center is the front, and the section with the window closer to the end is the back.
Repeat on the opposite side.
Attach your bumper and headlight pieces.
Assembling the Wheels
4. Attach the hubcaps to the center of four tire pieces. Draw on tire lines if you’d like.
Curl the long grey pieces into a curve, and attach the tab to the inside, forming a circle.
Fold the small tabs inward, and glue the tire face on top. Turn the whole thing over, and attach a blank tire piece to the backside.
When all four tires are finished, attach them to the truck by gluing them to the tabs in the wheel wells.
5. Time to add all the final embellishments!
Attach the arched pieces over the wheels with either foam tape or hot glue.
Add the tailgate by slipping the tabs into the slits provided, and glueing them to the inside.
Attach the truck bed fence pieces by gluing the tabs to the inside of the truck doors and the bottoms to the inside of the truck bed walls.
Assemble your pumpkins and place them in the truck bed.
Draw some details on your hay bales, and assemble them like normal cubes.
The hay bales were a last-minute addition. That picture-perfect fall scene kept popping back up In my head, and I just knew I needed to add a stack of hay bales next to my truck. Of course, if you prefer, they do fit in the truck bed as well.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other Fall freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy creating your very own 3D fall truck! I hope you have as much fun putting it together as I did. Be sure to share your masterpiece with me on Instagram!
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