Our Art Project: An Entryway Wall Tree

Inspired by this cool tree wall sticker we found at 2modern.com, my husband and I decided to try a frugal version. Rather than fork over $127.75 we used some tape, leftover paint and a little creativity to make our own wall tree for about $5.

Our inspiration from 2modern.com

Our inspiration from 2modern.com

First we made a stencil using painters’ tape. It took a little work to make the rounded branches.

Wall tree outline

Wall tree outline

Then we used a clear glaze to paint over the entire tree. This made the edges really crisp.

Painting our tree

Painting our tree

We followed up with the leftover dark gray paint we had from painting our gym and living room ceilings. Once we took off the tape that created the branches and trunk we used homemade stencils to make leaves. We painted the leaves in the same way as the rest of the tree.

The leaves of our wall tree

The leaves of our wall tree

We finished up by adding some $.50 hooks we picked up at Lowe’s and our tree is complete! Let us know what you think!

The finished product-- our wall tree

The finished product-- our wall tree

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2 responses to “Our Art Project: An Entryway Wall Tree

  1. What a NEAT idea!

    PERFECT for a small space.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    I love unique ideas!!!

  2. Great idea. I saw a really cool wall art sticker thing that was cherry blossoms and I LOVED it. I thought that it would make a GREAT addition to a booth design because I could display my jewelry hanging off of the limbs. As much as you spend on those trade shows to dress up the booth … it might be worth it because that’s something you don’t have to pay to transport there … but this might be another way to achieve that same look :-D.

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