I recently shared this over at Amy’s blog Positively Splendid as part of her Swell Noël series. So if you haven’t been following that series, you won’t want to miss it! I have decided on a rustic gold and white theme this year, so I’m really excited to share this tutorial with you! It’s kind of my starting point for this year’s decor!
Pallet Wood Christmas Tree
I can’t wait to pull out some more Christmas stuff, but my husband says it’s weird to put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. Guess I’ll just have to wait until the Friday after! ; ). Ok, on to the tutorial…. I took one of my Pallet Wood Chargers I made last year, and painted the back. You can do this on pretty much any surface you want, but if you want to know how to get this look, you can jump over and see the tutorial for those.
So once you have decided on the surface you want to use you just paint that white. Then I created a stencil by just printing off a Christmas tree shape and cutting it out with an x-acto knife. Below is the shape I used. You can create your own based on the size you need or go here and download the one I used.
Once you place your stencil where you want it, you can tape it down, or if you are like me just be really careful and hold it in place. : ) Now you paint. I started around the edges and then moved the stencil before filling in the center to avoid the stencil smearing the paint. If you tape it down like someone who isn’t super impatient this wouldn’t be a problem, but I’m the impatient kind ; ). Once you have your tree painted, apply a second coat if desired.
I can’t wait to show you all my other Christmas decorations for this year. They will be all new since I’m going with a completely different style this year. Last year I did a whimsical theme because my kids wanted “fun Christmas decorations“. Don’t think this year won’t be fun though, we are totally making popcorn garland for the tree, YAY!