Do you love holiday decorating on a budget? I do. I like the challenge of making something fabulous out of things I already have or out of items that cost a fraction of the price. This project is exactly one of those! How to Spray Paint Your Own White Christmas Tree!
It all started because I have been searching and searching for a vintage white Christmas tree and have had the hardest time finding one…. even searching on eBay, I've not had any luck yet. As I said, I enjoy a craft challenge so I decided to see if I couldn't come up with a pretty (& fun!) plan B. And, it worked!!
I transformed this inexpensive fake Christmas tree that I got from my local Michaels craft store into a wintery-white tree that has just enough creaminess to give it that slightly vintage feel.
Here's how I did it:
In the photo above you can see how my tree started out. A basic green tree, pretty but definitely not wintery-white! So, bring on the spray paint!
I recommend painting the tree while it is sitting on a surface that can get messy and let it dry for a few minutes.
Paint the tree sitting on a table (or another surface) first. Then, hold the tree upside down and spray it again.
That will help you get the best coverage in all those nooks and crannies of the branches.
The photo above shows the tree with a coat of white spray paint. It's looking more white but still not quite magical. So, I decided to coat it with a light layer of almond colored spray paint.
The creamy color of the almond colored spray paint gives it warmth and lends to the vintage feel.
I love how this project turned out!!
Be sure to let the tree dry completely before putting any ornaments on it.
Also, my tree took a while for the spray paint smell to go away so, I don't recommend doing this right before a party.
Allow at least 48 hours for the scent to begin to go… and even then there could be a slight smell. I don't smell anything now (a couple of weeks later) but it was a bit stinky for the first few days.