Metallic Copper Christmas Tree

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I'm not officially decorating for Christmas yet, but some projects require a little bit of time and planning so I've been thinking ahead this year. I had this little basic cheap 3 foot tree. I love Christmas trees, I have them in many shapes and sizes all over my house during the holidays. I find that the unique color trees tend to be really expensive though, and I wanted a copper tree just this size for a specific holiday setup in a very specific area of the house. It HAD to be a 3 foot tree, but I just couldn't find what I wanted in any store.
I decided I would paint my own. Yep, you can paint just about anything, including a Christmas tree! Spray paint would work too, but in this case I wanted a custom color that didn't quite match my spray paint options. I needed it to match just right. So I decided to use my Finish Max paint sprayer.
The first step, if your tree is prelit (which most are these days) is to cover the lights. A small square of painters tape on each light is plenty. My kids had fun helping me with this part. They enjoyed hunting down all the lights trying to find them all. It took about 10 minutes to cover all of the lights on this three foot tree. Obviously a bigger tree will take quite a bit longer.
I thinned my copper paint just slightly to work better in my paint sprayer. I love this sprayer, no compressor needed, just pour the paint, plug it in and go! Saves me a BUNCH of time painting stuff like furniture, and hey, Christmas trees too! The 3 foot tree fit perfectly in the pop up spray shelter. No mess is a good thing!
It took almost an entire 8oz pot of the metallic paint to cover the 3 foot tree completely.
I really wish the camera did it justice... the metallic paint really does shine!
The best part about this project is that you can literally use any color of the rainbow! If you can find it in a paint color, you can spray your tree that color!
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  • JoAnn Green
    on Dec 14, 2019

    Where did u get that spray paint booth? I need one and don’t have any idea what to call them or to get one. I love that. Your tree is beautiful

  • JoAnn Green
    on Dec 14, 2019

    I’d love to, but where did u get that spray booth?? I really could use one.

  • Maritza Salas McKinney
    on Dec 15, 2019

    what does it do to the fireproof part of it.

    is it safe or lights don’t get hot enough to worry!

    just wondering!

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  • Barbara Hill
    on Dec 15, 2019

    What a great idea, looks beautiful!!!

  • Judy Stambaugh
    on Dec 17, 2019

    I spray painted my 3 foot tree last year. It was quite with clear lights. I sprayed it blac, added silver ornaments and with the clear lights it was beautiful! This year it is decked in light green ornaments and.again I love it!!

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