Building Trees

Denise Budowsky OBrien
by Denise Budowsky OBrien
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Anyone who knows me knows I have an eclectic way of decorating. So... I built 2 trees: a "Family Tree" in the foyer and a giant bonsai in my bedroom. Painted the trunk and branches and attached fake branches and pine boughs. Will change the leaves with each season. What do you think?
Tree without leaves yet
I painted the trunk and branches.
Autumn Family Tree
I bought fake branches which can be found at any Hobby Lobby or Michael's. Try to find the seasonal sales.
Winter Family Tree
I used no damage picture hangers to secure the branches on the wall.
Drawing the bonsai on the wall
Painting the trunk and branches
Looking up at the ceiling
After attaching pine boughs
Suggested materials:
  • Paint. Fake leaves   (Hobby Lobby or Michael's)
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  • Nadine Nadine on Feb 15, 2020

    How do you use leafs and branches to stay on the walls.

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  • Haysha S. Haysha S. on Jan 02, 2017
    Wow! This is so unique! I love the creativity!

  • Meem Kaplan Meem Kaplan on Sep 30, 2019

    We moved into a home that had forest all around us. Unfortunately, it was a tree farm and they logged it a couple of years ago. I miss the trees but this is an awesome idea! I can bring trees indoors without all the mess!!! GREAT idea! I just hope I can mimic your talent....