I recently created this very Simple Tree for a teenaged girl’s bedroom. It really would look nice in any room and I could easily see it in a mudroom with hooks on the trunk and branches for hats and coats.
To create a Simple Tree of your own all you need is an overhead projector and a few basic supplies. You can download a pdf of the Simple Tree pattern here.
- overhead projector
- transparency with Simple Tree
- kraft paper
- repositionable spray adhesive
- latex paint
- roller and tray set up
- X-Acto knive
- Base paint wall desired color, using a good quality latex paint in a matte or eggshell finish.
- Project tree onto the wall, positioning where you want it, adjusting size to fit your needs.
- Spray one side of the kraft paper with the spray adhesive and mount to wall where tree is projected. Be sure to leave yourself a good 6″ all around the tree. Burnish with a credit card. You may need to add a little blue tape to further secure.
- Using a marker, trace the tree outline onto the kraft paper. Once this step is done, you can turn off the projector.
- Cut out tree outline using a sharp X-Acto knife. Press hard enough to cut through the paper, but not hard enough to gouge the wall. If your blade is sharp, this should not be a problem.
- Now you are ready to roll. Burnish one more time to be sure your tree is secure. I prefer the small, 3″ yellow foam rollers, but any roller will do. Fill a tray with the tree paint color and roll on the color.
- Peel paper off the wall, stand back and admire your tree!