How to Spray Paint a Christmas Tree

Every year I always contemplate on just buying a fake Christmas tree to save money. However, I just cant seem to get into the Christmas mood knowing that our tree is fake, and that our house will not be filled with that beautiful pine needle smell.  So, every year we end up spending $50 or so big ones on a fresh tree.  This year however, I wanted to come up with something different.  So after thinking long and hard I came up with the idea to buy a cheap fake tree that usually only comes is bright white or hot pink, and spray paint it in the color of my choice. So I found this $15 tree and decided to spray paint it Pistachio…which turns out to be green, like a real tree, so there goes the cool color effect I wanted to accomplish…. so my advice to you would be to maybe go for another color, like blue or purple. 🙂

How to Spray Paint a Christmas Tree

Spray paint of your choice (one can should be enough, depending on the size of your tree, mine was probably 2 feet)

A fake white tree

How to Spray Paint a Christmas Tree

  • The best place to spray paint anything is outside of course, so bring your tree outside and protect the ground and your surroundings with either butcher paper or a large cardboard box.  Spray the paint onto the tree keeping the nozel 6-12″ away from the tree.  This will prevent any paint drips due to heavy application.  Spin your tree around, look at it from the top, and look at it from the bottom to ensure that you have completely covered your tree with spray paint.  Then go ahead and let it sit over night or for most of the day to dry and air out a bit.

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  • Once your tree is completely dried, you can then bring it inside and decorate as you please! And done! Really simple huh?

how to spray paintI chose golds, pinks, and silvers for this tree. The big gold and sequined bow is from Land of Nod.

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I thought this cute bicycle fabric would make the perfect tree skirt! I bought the fabric from fabricworm.com, but I think they are sold out of it, but they do have many other great options!

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