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Sunday, December 13, 2015

DIY Light-Up Truck Grille Toy Car Organizer

Disclaimer: This is in no way a sponsored post. I am sharing per the number of requests I
receive about this. Arts & Crackers is not responsible for injuries sustained while building
or using this project. Basic handyman, carpentry, and electrical knowledge required.
Please exercise caution when working with tools, electricity, and glass and make sure the
piece is sturdily mounted on the wall for safety.
At our last house, my husband made this awesome Truck Grille Organizer for our son’s room. We had purchased an ’81 Dodge Ram truck and it wasn’t doing so hot. We decided to sell it for parts, but I noticed that my son’s Hot Wheels cars would fit perfectly in the grille so I told my husband to keep it.
As pictured in Decorating My Toddler Son’s Bedroom
Initially I had planned for him to just put up the grille as-is, but he, being such an awesome daddy, decided he wanted to make the lights work as well. Below you will find the instructions he gave me and a few pictures he took during the process.
I apologize ahead of time for the lack of detail and clear step-by-step pictures. We did this project before I really started recording things.
For this DIY, you will need basic knowledge of carpentry and electrical work and possibly how to pull a part from a vehicle if you do not find a separate one to purchase. Project measurements and tools required may vary based on your grille choice, tool availability, and preference. Again, please take proper safety precautions when doing this project.