Christmas Painted Rock Volkswagen Bus
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This Christmas painted rock was inspired after seeing this beautiful Volkswagen bus cookie made by Liz Adams of Arty McGoo. I love making painted rocks! They’re great options for handmade Christmas gifts – and this Christmas rock painting idea is definitely a unique way to spread holiday cheer this year. See below for the best rock painting supplies to use and the step-by-step rock painting tutorial.
Supplies for VW (Volkswagen) Bus Christmas Painted Rock
I love making painted rocks because you don’t really need many supplies. Some of these you might already have at home if you’re a crafter. Just in case, here’s what I used to make this VW bus Christmas craft.
- Tooli-Art acrylic paint markers – Has lots of colors for a great price.
- Posca extra fine paint pens – great markers that are worth the price but on the more expensive end
- Artistro – Another great pen option
- I like this sealant because it gives a very glossy finish.
Directions to Paint a Volkswagen Christmas Rock Craft
Painting a Volkswagen bus or van is actually way easier than it looks! Here’s the quick step by step instructions on how to make this VW painted rock craft yourself – or keep scrolling for more detailed instructions with pictures.
- Draw the van outline on your rock with pencil.
- Add details.
- Add presents to the top of the VW van for Christmas.
- Add the aqua color to the bottom V shape of the van.
- Color in the blinkers red and the headlights/bumper silver.
- Paint the large curved area white.
- Add silver to windows and the line that separates the van’s front and roof.
- Paint the tires black.
- Add a Christmas wreath to the front of the Volkswagen and greenery.
- Color in white roof and windshield wipers.
- Add details on the greenery and paint some presents red.
- Finish the presents and add more details.
- Outline in black.
- Seal the rock.
Outline the VW Van
With a pencil, draw the outline of the van. Add the bumper, tires, windows, and a curved V symbol in the front.
Next add two larger circles for headlights and two smaller circles for blinkers.
Add Christmas Packages to the Top of the VW Bus
Add several packages on top of the van, accompanied by a few stray ornaments.
Apply Colors to Your Volkswagen Bus Rock Painting
- Color the section of the van that is below the curved V in aqua.
- Color the bumper and headlights in silver.
- Color the blinkers in red.
Paint the White Areas
Color the section above the curved V in white.
Add Details to Your Christmas Themed Volkswagen Van
- With the green, add a garland slightly covering the bumper.
- Add a wreath in the center of the van and draw little red dots for holly berries on the wreath.
- Color the windows of the van in silver and the tires black. (I rounded out the corners of the windows)
Finish Painting the Large Areas of the Volkswagen Van
- Add small gold dots for ornaments across the garland.
- Color the top of the van white and add a silver curved line slightly above the windows.
- Color the red presents on top of the car.
- Color small window wipers on the windows in white.
Add Details to Presents and Christmas Ornaments
- Color the other presents in white and add red polka dots and a red bow for decoration. On the red presents, add white stripes and white bows for decoration.
- Color in the ornaments with gold and add a small string of gold ornament garland going from one side of the van to the other.
- Add several sprigs of evergreen tucked in between the ornaments and the presents.
Outline and Seal Your VW Rock Painting
First outline the entire rock in black. Then spray with sealant to complete the rock.
I would love to see your version of this Christmas VW bus painted rock. Come share with me a picture of your finished rock on Instagram or Facebook! I love showing examples of my tutorials being made!
If you’re looking for more Christmas painted rock ideas, check out this post with over 25 Christmas rock painting ideas.