How To Paint A Large Christmas Tree in 10 Mins

3 Materials
10 Minutes

I live in a Victorian terrace house, which is long but thin, so sometimes space is an issue. That is why I love a flat Christmas tree and have made a few for my walls over the years my most popular being the scrap wooden one with knobs (see here) that I hang in my kitchen. This time I decided to go even flatter by painting a very large Christmas tree for my wall. I was even able to decorate the tree.

The way I painted this tree only took 10 mins and was so easy even a child could do it.

I'd found an old picture frame in my shed that was about 4ft by 2.5ft which I used for this project. But this tree can be painted on anything paper, drop cloth or even directly onto your wall.

Just make sure the background is white.

It's all about the brushes I used that made this painting so easy. I used 3 different brushes a foam one, a small artists brush and a painters brush (2").

I just used acrylic craft paint in brown, white and two shades of green.

I will show you how I painted the tree but if you do go to my blog at the end there is a video tutorial too.

First draw out your Christmas tree shape, a long thin triangle for the trunk and then a larger outer triangle for the basic tree shape.

Use the foam brush to paint the trunk brown.

Loosely, mix the two green paints.

Dip the large brush into the green paint so that is picks up a mixture of the green shades. You only want paint on the very tips of the bristles.

Then paint the leaves of the tree. This is done with a dabbing (stippling) motion rather than a brush motion. It will only take you a couple of minutes to fill the drawn triangle.

When all the leaves are finished, use the white paint to had snowdrops. Use the small artists brush for this. Just add random dots of white paints on the leaves.

I made a star for my tree by drawing around a cookie cutter.

I cut out the star and painted it yellow.

I added small baubles with these cute snowflake pushpins (link on blog).

I love the Christmas tree on the wall and the kids have even started putting presents around the bottom of it!

I also have a tutorial on how to paint a giant portrait of your pet really easily.

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