December 7, 2012

DIY Xmas Decor

I have two words for you. TARGET & CLEARANCE.  These chunky funky trees were painted red and green but I could see the potential and scooped them up right away. Originally, I painted them black…meh too boring … so yesterday I got out the metallic craft paints and went to town. I used antique gold, light gold and a bronze which is really more copper looking but it all works.

Decorator tip. Don’t crowd a collection. I prefer a cleaner look so even though I actually have 4 trees, it was too much on the little table I chose …so remember it is ok to break it up…display your collection in two or more places if you have enough pieces, or simply pack it away for next year. Here’s how I did it.

Like all good crafters I did thin light coats and dry brushed the paint so there were no brush strokes…the results were great. And hey, if next year my decor is purple I can do it all over again. sooo easy.

How’s your decorating shaping up?

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December 7, 2012


Nicole Scott