Saturday, August 30, 2008

Brown Primitive Tree

~Happy Labor Day Weekend to everyone in Blog Land~

This is a tutorial on spray painting those green trees we all have into a primitive brown tree we all want~
It's really simple!
You will need:
1. A tree
2. Newspaper & tape
3. Spray Paint

First you need to bring everything OUTSIDE
Wrap the bottom of the tree in the newspaper and tape it closed. This is a picture of the tree before I painted it, my tree had pine cones on the branches, I cut the pine cones off, and saved them for another project, you could wire the pine cones back on after you paint the tree.

Open your can, shake and start spraying. I hold the bottom of the tree and rotate the tree making sure I spray all over and cover the tree really good, so none of the green is showing. I used almost a whole can of spray paint on these trees. My trees are about 2ft tall, they are the called Tahoe Trees. You could also spray the German Twig Trees, which I am going to try next, I have quite a few of them. These will take quite a few cans of spray paint.


Newspaper wrapped around base


Spray Paint, I bought my spray paint at Michaels, and used my 40% off coupon. The paint is by Design Master. I used "October Brown" also called Milk Chocolate #718

And for the other tree I used "Terra Cotta" #796

And here are the finished trees, I love them spray painted in these colors. I keep mine up year around and put tiny decorations on them according to the time of year it is. I have tiny beeswax candles that I put on with thin wire and I use the tiny seed lights with brown color wire


The tree below has the tiny seed lights, if you look close you can probably see them.


Have fun and start spraying

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday with your families. God Bless our soliders and their families!!


4 comments:

Debra said...

What a wonderful tutorial! And what a great blog you have.
I am a big dog lover too!

~(Skull)Blossom~ said...

What a great idea! I had no idea that you could spray-paint trees like that. I have several I'm going to do now. THANK YOU!

P.S. Love the new doggie banner you have! Such a sweetie dog!

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

Wonderful tutorial, Cheryl! Thanks much!

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Teresa

MISS PRUDENCE said...

HOW VERY CLEVER OF YOU DEAR GIRL... I NEVER GAVE A THOUGHT TO SPRAY PAINTING A TREE,,, LOVE THE IDEA... THANK YOU FOR THE HOW-TO...