Two years ago, I decided that my Christmas tree needed a little “sprucing” as it was on it’s last legs and was starting to look rather sad. Because I knew the tree was pretty much toast already, I had no problem whipping out some spray paint and popcorn ceiling spray to try my best hand at “flocking” the tree. To my GREAT surprise, it turned out super well! It actually gave that tree three more years of life by doing that! If you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is for you to check out!
This year though, I wanted to try something a little different. As you probably know by now, pink is my favourite color. This summer, I even painted my entire office pink and incorporated all kinds of quirky, eclecticness (is that a word?) into that space. So when I was thinking about spray painting a tree pink, I knew exactly the place to put it!
I’m not sure at what point the idea came to make it an ombre tree, but I’m sure glad it did because I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!
I’ve partnered up with Krylon using the new Tiffany Pratt collection to achieve this perfect pink ombre look on the Christmas tree. I should let you know that I got this tree for $5 at the thrift store and it’s pre-lit. Also, I wasn’t sure about spray painting over the lights, but I actually ran out of time to cover all the lights with painters tape (my initial idea), so I just went for it and spray right over the lights and they are totally fine! In fact, because they are painted with different colors, even when the lights are turned on, they are contributing to that ombre look! It’s beautiful!
Because I wanted the ombre effect to be the star of the show, I simply placed a white pom pom garland on the tree and made a little glittery bow for the top! And that’s it!
This project was honestly easier than I thought it would be. And because I used such a small tree, it took literally about 20 minutes and less than a can of paint for each color. Speaking of colors, I used Mambo Pink for the bottom layer, Hot Pink for the middle layer and Ballet Slipper for the top layer — all from the new Tiffany Pratt collection with Krylon!
You can watch exactly how I did it all in this short video tutorial below! Also, scroll all the way to the bottom to check out some of my other favorite Canadian bloggers as they share some amazing Christmas crafts too!
Love & Blessings,
From left to right, top to bottom:
AKA Design | Vinyet Etc. | The DIY Mommy | A Pretty Life
Sustain My Craft Habit | A Pretty Fix | Making it in the Mountains | The Learner Observer
BrooklynBerryDesigns | Country Parent | Craftberry Bush | Amidst the Chaos
northstory | Life is a Party | Pink Little Notebook | hodge:podge
This Mamas Dance | Rambling Renovators | Suburble | PMQ for two (not shown)