DIY Trees With Embossed Wallpaper

I enjoyed this project so much!!! I love how both trees turned out! One tree I made with art board and the other with a wooden triangle tree. I was originally inspired to do this project when watching another crafter, the owner of Hammons Nest, used embossed paintable wallpaper to decorate faux winter skates. I knew I wanted to try making a tree with these materials!! Check out the tutorial below!! This post contains my Amazon referral link.

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Tree, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Art Board, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Embossed Paintable Wallpaper
  • Mod Podge
  • Antique Green Chalk Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cloth to Wipe Excess Paint
  • 3 ivory or Brown Cloth Strips
  • Brown Paint
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Instructions:

To start this project I first worked on the tree made from art board. I drew a Christmas tree in pencil on the board. It doesn’t have to be perfect and it can be any size you want! You can see by all my eraser marks that it took me several tries until I liked how it looked.

I used regular scissors to cut out the tree. It was a little bit difficult to cut it out because the board was so thick, but it worked pretty well!

Then I traced the cut art board tree and the wooden tree on the wall paper and cut them out.

Then I brushed mod podge on the board and wooden tree and put the cut out wallpaper on top. I did press down on both projects for a little bit to ensure the wallpaper was secure.

Then I used this antique green chalk paint to paint both projects. To do this I brushed the painted over the wallpaper until it was completely covered. Then before it could dry fully I wiped the excess paint off with a scrap piece of cloth. I love how this technique brought out the details of the wall paper!!

I did not paint the stand of the wooden tree, but I did add a trunk to the art board tree. I braided three strips of plain ivory fabric and used hot glue to attach it to the trunk. Then I painted it with brown paint.

I love how these turned out!! Comment below if you give this craft a try!

3 DIY Christmas Crafts

I got crafty and wanted to share these 3 Christmas crafts with you!! Below is the list of crafts for you to check out:

  1. Grapevine Tree
  2. Snow-globe Ornament
  3. Metal Christmas Tree Makeover

1. Grapevine Tree

This is a really simple craft, but I love the way it turns out!! All you need is the grapevine tree form, greenery, and wire cutters. This post contains my Amazon referral links.

This greenery was a great size for this project, but you can use any greenery you would like. I first trimmed the ends of the greenery. As you go up the tree you will find that you will trim the greenery at different lengths.

To put in the greenery all you do is secure it in the vines of the tree. I didn’t use any hot glue in this grapevine tree form.

As you continue to fill the tree you can adjust the greenery to make whatever shape you wish. The more you fill the tree form the more secure the greenery will be.

This is what mine looked like when it was all finished. I made it into a traditional tree shape. And added a small topper. I love how it turned out!!

This makes great walk decor or could be a shelf sitter. I love the dimension the greenery adds.

2. Snow-Globe Ornament

I’ve seen other crafters make these ornaments and wanted to give it a try! You can use any image in the ornament, which makes it so unique and special!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Ornament Frame, I got mine from Michael’s
  • Plastic Ornament that unclasps into two halves
  • Scissors
  • Image for inside Wood Frame, I used a snowman from my Winter Printables
  • Black paint
  • Mod Podge
  • E6000 Glue
  • Craft Snow
  • Paint brushes

First, I wanted to decoupage the snowman I picked to go inside the snow-globe. I took out the back of the wood frame and traced it over the image I chose and cut it out.

Then you can decoupage the image onto the wood. To decoupage you brush mod podge onto the wood, place the image on the wood, and brush mod podge on top of the image to seal it.

While that was drying I painted the frame black on the front and back. You can paint the frame any color you would like.

Once that was dried I wanted to glue my plastic ornament to the frame. I used E6000 glue because it will stick really well, but it does take time to dry. I put the glue along the edges of the plastic ornament and then positioned it how I wanted on the frame.

Once you are sure the plastic ornament is secure you can turn it upside down and add your snow!

Then put the back of the frame back on! I added some E6000 glue to the edge the wood it’s in to secure it.

I made this simple bow and added it to the top of the snow globe and replaced the twine hanger. Then you are ready to hang it on your tree!!

3. Metal Christmas Tree Makeover

This is a simple, but fun craft!! I love using this embossed paper from Hobby Lobby.

Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Tree from Dollar Tree
  • Embossed Paper, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Antique Green Chalk Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Greenery & Berries
  • Christmas Ribbon & Floral Wire
  • Scissors

First, I traced the tree on the embossed paper and cut it out.

Then I used mod podge to attach the paper to the metal tree. I also used a little bit of hot glue around the edges to secure it.

Then I painted the embossed paper with this beautiful green chalk paint! I did a dry brushing technique so that you could still see some of the white coming through in the embossed paper.

I used this greenery and berries to decorate the bottom of the tree. I used hot glue to place the greenery where I wanted it.

Then I made a little bow to go in the middle of the greenery. To make the bow I made four loops and then bound them together with floral wire. Then I hot glued a small piece of the ribbon in the middle to hide the wire.

This makes such a cute decoration!! Once you add the twine hanger you can hang it on the wall or a door knob!