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!


  1. Hi found your page from Tip Me Tuesday. Would love if you could pop by my pages too, Karima from

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

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

  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?

  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.


  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!!!

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

  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!

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

  9. I love this. It is so adorable!


  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...