Posts tagged ‘how to paint a tree mural’
Spring is on it’s way and I’ve been thinking about tree murals and decorating children’s rooms and nurseries with a tree theme.
I’ve found some lovely ideas that might inspire you to do the same for your child room.
The theme is gentle and timeless. Depending on the style you choose, the look could be equally at home in a baby nursery as a child’s room.
Firstly the wall decor and of course murals in partcular
Your choices are to hire a mural artist to paint a mural for you
Stick on tree themed decals or wall stickers
Paint one yourself using a paint by number kit or tree stencil kit
and then there’s ideas for other tree themed elements that you could incorporate around the room to tie the theme together.
Room Mates Scroll Tree Decal Megapac (Amazon)
Feathery Friends paint by number mural (Magic Mural Factory)
The Magic Mural Factory has a selection of various paint by number tree murals to choose from
Other tree themed rooms accessories
Rustic Twig Headboard
Rustic Wooden Head board (Hearthwoods)
Imagine this this rustic tree bench in your tree themed room.
A few brightly coloured cushions on it and it would make a wonderful feature in the room
(Natural Tree Furniture)
Tree themed Baby nursery
This nature-themed nursery was created for a client in Southern California, and features floor-to-ceiling custom items. The real tree branches, mingled with the tree and bird decals, are truly a spectacle!
Tree decals combined with real branches suspended from the ceiling create a place to hang little pictures and toys above the crib.
See the whole article on Little Crown Interiors
Make a rustic tree curtain pole
I found this image on In Home Design
There doesn’t seem to be any instructions on how to make this so here are my suggestions.
How to Do it
Go for a walk in the country side and find yourself a lovely stick.
Make sure it is the correct width for your window plus some extra either side of the window.
Try and find a stick that is quite dry.
Paint the stick with an undercoat and then spray or paint it any colour you wish.
Use an acrylic paint intended for woodwork.
Purchase two curtain pole brackets that come in various shapes and forms.
Like this one below for example.
Attach the brackets to the wall add your painted branch and all that’s left to do it attach your curtain.
Please note that because the branch may be twisted and ‘branchy’ you will might find that tie on curtains like the one in the picture above will be easier to install.
These curtains are better left open as a decorative feature rather than a functional curtain.
A blind on the actual window would be advisable to use in conjunction with the curtains.
Tree Themed Shelves
I think this is charming and simple. I found it at Live Wire Farm .
If you are a bit handy I don’t think it would be difficult to recreate the same idea.
How to Do it
Find two appropriately shaped branches.
Cut the back of each one flat so that they can be screwed flat against a wall.
Make sure that the tops are cut flat too so that your shelf can rest flat on the top.
Buy or find, or cut a shelf the length and depth you require
Mark where the supports touch the shelf and screw a couple of screws downwards into the branch brackets to keep it in place
Some more rustic shelf ideas to compliment the tree theme. I spotted this one on Design Sponge.
There are some instructions there too.
Tree themed coat hanging rack
I found this coat rack idea on The little things we do
Hang pretty flowery bags on the hooks to store toys or other bits and pieces, or simply hang coats on it!
Rustic Log shelves
Rachel’s Rustic Log shelves. See how to make these on Design Sponge
Tree themed Beds
Slightly out of most of our budgets ;-) but it’s so lovely I couldn’t resist it You can find this at Atilladesign on Etsy
This is fun I found it at Raphael D’Amato
This is from Style of design
DIY Tree themed Beds
When I look at these beds, I think that with a little bit of thought you could make something similar.
What’s to stop you screwing some lovely branches like the ones above to an existing bed to turn it into a tree themed four poster bed?
This post is becoming too long!!
The more I research the more ideas I find, so I’ll stop here and do some separate posts on tree themed bedding, rugs and soft furnishings ideas.
A beautiful tree mural with very little painting required.
You can create a tree mural design using the concept from my previous post.
Find yourself a tree shape outline. There are loads to be found when you ‘search on ‘tree mural’ and using the google images option.
Find a tree shape that you like and copy and trace the image onto your wall freehand, or onto overhead projector film and project the image onto the wall and trace.
Alternatively you can buy the tree mural design below from me from my websites.
Wallpaper Tree Mural outline at Wallstory Murals for UK and European buyers
Wallpaper Tree Mural outline at Magic Mural factory for USA buyers
The shape will come as a full sized paper pattern and transfer paper which you tape to the wall and trace the design onto the wall. This will make your life much easier.
Next draw up a simple leaf shape that you can use as a template. Draw it onto cardboard and cut it out. This is your template.
Go to your local DIY decor store and choose a wallpaper design. You could choose 2 or 3 designs that coordinate well. Save money by looking in the bargain bins or ask for samples of each paper.
Choose designs that have small repeat patterns.
You could also use beautiful craft papers. There are so many gorgeous design to choose from.
Take your leaf template and draw as many leaves as you can on the wallpaper or craft paper as you can fit. Cut each leaf out. The tree above will take about 100 leaves.
Paint in your tree trunk with a tree colour of your choice. It could be any colour, not just brown. If you want a subtle look, paint it in a pale greeny brown or any pale colour of your choice that will tie in with your leaf wallpaper colours that you choose.
Use acrylic craft paints or tester pots of arcylic wall paints from your local DIY store.
When your paint is dry, paste your wallpaper leaves onto the ends of your branches using either wallpaper paste or PVA glue which dries clear. Overlap some of the leaves. You could have some blowing in the wind, or in a pile on the ground for an addtional effect.
Cut out some little bird shapes and paste them in the tree too.
There you have it! A simple and effective way of creating a tree mural for your baby nursery or child’s bedroom.
For those of you who would like to try their hand at painting a simple tree mural I now have a selection Paint by Number Tree Murals available in all sorts of shapes and sizes
You can buy this and other Tree Murals here (USA buyers)
UK and European buyers can find my own Wallstory Tree Design range at Wallstory Murals
Wallpaper tree mural
I came across this delightful idea for a child’s room or nursery from Enfant Terrible.
It even has a little bird house with a light inside it!
Silhouettes of little birds are also available that you can paste around the room as in this tasteful baby nursery.
A baby will not grow out of this design too quickly as in some mural themes. In fact I would be happy with this mural in my room!
This is a really easy tree mural for you to create as you simply paste it on your wall.
The leaves are handcut from designer and vintage wallpaper by Inke, and are available in spring, summer and autumn colours.
They are made by hand in Leiden, the Netherlands, providing meaningful employment to adults with disabilities.
Priced at C $323.00 for 5 piece trunk and 84 leaves.
Height approx 2 meters x 2.5 meters
The trunk may be trimmed.
It’s packed in a tube complete with a brush, a packet of paste and simple instructions.