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.
- 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
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
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!