A few weeks ago, I fell in love with a very simple holiday wall decoration for sale on Hautelook. Unfortunately I didn’t act fast enough to purchase before the sale ended, so I figured I would try to make my own (temporary and much less expensive) version.
- roll of craft paper (I cut mine to be about 30″x30″)
- acrylic paint (white, gold, and green)
- 4 binder clips
- 2 thin wood planks (mine were 1/4″x4″x30″ just long enough to flank the back top and bottom)
- adhesive spray (optional)
I started by cutting out my “canvas” from the roll of craft paper. Then I drew a 4×4 pencil grid to visually space out where to paint the trees. I drew rough outlines of each tree before painting with white acrylic. I painted one tree in the upper right part of the grid green.
When the white trees dried, I did a quick dry brush (light amount of paint on the brush) with gold acrylic over the edges.
Once the entire thing dried, I gave it texture by crumpling/un-crumpling the paper a bunch of times. This step is of course optional, and if you aren’t in love with the super weathered look but still want some texture, you can iron the paper afterwards (the crinkle marks will still show but the paper will be flat).
Last step is to clip the wood planks to the top and bottom of the paper to stabilize the paper when it’s hung on your wall. You can also use spray adhesive here to keep the planks steady on the paper. I used clear thumbtacks to hang the “canvas” by the top two binder clips.
So easy and of course, very inexpensive!
And on a slightly different note – happy almost Thanksgiving! Check out this $5 Thanksgiving Tablescape I created for last year’s holiday. It’s hard to believe that it was around this time last year that I started this blog! It’s fun to look back and reflect on all of the things I have learned between then and now. Have a happy and healthy holiday!