I didn’t plan this easy Christmas tree craft at all. I grabbed these little wooden Christmas trees off an end cap at Walmart to appease my daughter. We were zooming around the busy store looking for a specific gift that was not where one would think it would be and she was threatening mutiny from the cart. “What’s that you want a tree? Two? Don’t unclip yourself and we have a deal!” She sang to them while I finally found the obscure item. I made a beeline to the check out just in time to get us home for the school bus. After we got home, I looked at what we had on hand and this craft took shape.
Easy Christmas Tree Craft
Gather your materials. You will need little wooden trees (if you can’t find stand up trees, hanging ornaments work well), paint (we used acrylic glitter and metallic paint), painter’s tape, some brushes (we ended up using sponge brushes and q-tips but I had already taken my supply picture). We also used a paper punch to punch out the tape stars.
The kids asked for stars so we used our star paper punch to make them.
Start by taping your trees. My daughter asked for garlands which I did for her and then she added more detail. My son did a row of stars.
Next, add the paint. Sponge on the green. Let dry. For the sake of the fading daylight, I used the hair dryer for 30 seconds on each side to speed up drying time.
Add metallic details.
My son painted the edges of his tree gold while my daughter used the unpainted sections as a guide for her metallic paint. There is no wrong or right way.
Let dry. Now hours later, I am staring up at this easy Christmas tree craft next to their elf houses from last year and loving our growing collection. So thankful my daughter spotted them and I didn’t have the patience to do anything other than grab them to keep the peace.
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