Monday, April 11, 2011

Playroom Tree Mural

My playroom/schoolroom has been a work in progress all school year but it is starting to come together. I stared at a large blank wall for weeks trying to decide what I wanted to do and in the end I went with a tree that we could use for many different things. I figured this way I wouldn't get tired of it so quickly (as I tend to do). I plan to use it to display artwork and use later as a teaching tool for my little one. For example, making it a letter tree, teaching seasons, teaching about animals and insects, etc. I free handed the tree but you can use a projector to make it easier. My inspiration came from here.

 I used acrylic craft paints and a butter lid (I know, I am a professional)


 I roughly used my brush and made my lines of my tree.
It took my three coats to get my tree as dark and defined as I wanted it.


I cut out multiple leaves and my owls from scrapbook paper. 
I am most excited about using different themes with paper!



 I used painters tape to tape the leaves on the tree in no particular order.
So there it is, my playroom/schoolroom in progress!

12 comments:

  1. Hi found your page from Tip Me Tuesday. Would love if you could pop by my pages too, Karima from www.karimascrafts.com
    and
    www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com

    I love this post, it looks brilliant, my kids would love that in their room!

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  2. This is so beautiful! I'd love for you to share it on my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com I got your link through TipJunkie.

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  3. Oh my god, I want to make this so badly but I'm so overwhelmed and terrible at art! I want to say I could but I'm not sure. How did you know how to make the owls?

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  4. I am really wishing I could pull this off but not sure I could. It's so exact and perfect, and I love it.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  5. It's gorgeous!! I want to do this now! LOL! That's the trouble with all this wonderful inspiration; my wish list keeps getting longer and longer! ;o) BTW- LOVE the clean playroom!!!
    ~Terry
    www.mossandclover.blogspot.com

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  6. Stopping by from Hope Studios party...your wall is absoluely DaRLinG !!! I LuV it. Why didn't I think of that?
    Hugs,
    Kim
    tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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  7. ahhh! this is so cute!! haha. i LOVE those owls. makes that room look sooo adorable

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html

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  8. Very sweet :) I just painted a similar tree on a friend's wall a few weeks ago - I should post about it!

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  9. I love this. It is so adorable!

    Becky
    justbeckause.blogspot.com

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  10. That tree is sweet. What a darling playroom...

    I'd be oh so happy if you could share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday. Get your crafting shoes on... Hope to see you there...

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