Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Polka-Dot Tree



When we were looking around at homes Bethany told everyone that she was going to be getting a new PINK room. So, that left us with not many options, a PINK room it is.
One pink wall was plenty and I wanted to do something on another wall that pulled all the colors in. I found the perfect fabric for Bethany's bedspread and blind coverings that had polka-dots. I am in love with the hip vinyl trees you see everywhere but I couldn't find just the right thing I wanted so I decided I would make my own.

I got all my pots and pans lids, my biggest bowl and a tupperware lid and traced a bunch of circles onto butcher paper and then cut them out. I then taped all the circles to the wall and played with there location and how many I wanted. When I found just the right look I traced the circles onto the wall. I then sketched a trunk out of butcher paper and taped it onto the wall and made it just right and then traced it as well. I used my pink from the one wall in her room and the other paints where just a water based acrylic paint from Michaels. I used a few different sized paint brushes. The acrylic paint took 3-4 coats and the wall paint just took two. After it dried for a couple days I took a paint pen from Michaels as well and drew on some stitches around each circle. The stitches really finished it nicely!! I used a brown stitch in the circles and a white stitch in the trunk.
And voila, a tree that cost less than $10, and it fits perfectly in the room.

7 comments:

Brittany Moore said...

Oh my gosh Jen I miss you! You are so dang creative! I love it!

Shauntel said...

This would also be really great in vinyl. I like vinyl because it is less permanent. There is a store off 3300 South to the South and 300 West called Regional Supply. They sell vinyl for WAY cheap. You can call and order, they ship, or go in to see all the colors. There are precut pieces that are 12 inches by 24 inches. They only cost a couple bucks each and there are a ton of colors! I love it for my Cricut. I did just polka dots in the kids playroom in Price. Oh and they also have chalk board vinyl. I used that too.

Meg said...

I love this for a boring wall!! It adds so much when you don't want to overwhelm a room with more shelves, pictures, and cute clutter

Amy said...

Very cute!

Jamie said...

This is so adorable. And I absolutely love the bedspread. Do you have a tutorial for it? Following you from Make It Yours link party. Please stop by my blog when you can. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art said...

Darling tree! Good idea with the butcher paper too--I think I would have just traced right on the wall with detrimental consequences!!! :)
Jaime

RedTedArt said...

Spring Get Crafty is now out!!! And I have featured this!

http://www.redtedart.com/2011/03/01/spring-get-crafty/ thanks for a lovely craft to include!

Maggy