Check out the video tutorial for more in-depth instructions and views ---> https://youtu.be/NwwW218z1dc
Hello friends! In this tutorial I am going to show you how to take your blank DIY tree kit and create one like I did in the picture above.
You can order a kit here: https://www.originallywornonline.com/product-page/diy-pre-cut-kit-tree-stack
You can also purchase just the file of the kit if you happen to have your own laser cutting machine here: https://www.originallywornonline.com/svgfiles
If you order a kit from me it will will be cut from 1/8" MDF and contain 3 tree sets (front and back) and 4 bases (top and bottom). Set up, but unpainted they look like this. An extra base set is included just incase you happen to snap one while placing it on a tree.
You will also need: -Glue, paint, and a paintbrush. I specifically used these products that are not included in the kit but available at most retailers.
Apple Barrel Matt Acrylic Paint in:
-Flamenco Red -Black -Admiral Blue -English Ivy green -Antique Parchment
Gorilla Wood Glue
Various small craft paint brushes.
For your first step you will need to paint the backer in your chosen color. I painted them in a hit and miss or distressed look.
I painted the 18” tree with English Ivy Green.
The 16” tree is painted with Flemenco Red.
The 10” tree combined the Black and Admiral Blue to create a night sky feel.
Then I used a stiff brush and the Antique Parchment color to flick white dots or “stars” all over.
Once the backers are painted, I painted the bases, edges & fronts with the white color, Antique Parchment, in a distressed style.
Once the paint is dry, I lightly glued the front to the back and slid the trees into the bases.
(Check out the video for more details on this if needed.) All done!
I think I will put a set on my mantel and maybe give some as gifts this year!
Hope you enjoyed this project!