How to create a tree mural

December 30, 2008 at 4:31 pm 3 comments

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)

Love Bird Tree paint by number mural

Birch tree silhouette wall mural

UK and European buyers can find my own Wallstory Tree Design range at Wallstory Murals

Entry filed under: Children's murals, children's rooms, Children's Theme bedrooms, How to create a children's mural, Quick Mural ideas, Teen bedrooms. Tags: , , .

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