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Block Christmas Trees

Use leftover wood to make a forest of trees for your holiday decor! Create fun evergreen trees from wood of different heights and types to make your trees unique.

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo

At a Glance:

Project #15646 Skill Level: Advanced

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk 12 Color Set - PROMO845

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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

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Other Supplies

  • Three large wooden blocks in a variety of heights
  • Computer printout of Christmas tree pattern
  • Transfer paper
  • Pencil
  • Paper plate
  • Paper towel

Project Patterns and Printables

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  1. Basecoat the three blocks with Castle, Sheepskin and White Adirondack.  Allow to dry.
  2. Tranfer the pattern to blocks.  Resize tree to fit each block.
  3. Paint the trunk of the tree starting at the top of the tree all the way to the bottom of the block with Java.
  4. Dip only the end of the 3/4" flat brush into Rich Black.  Begin pouncing the black at an angle down the tree trunk to begin forming branches leaving space in between.
  5. Mix a small amount of Rich Black into the Irish to make a darker green.  Repeat step 4 with green.
  6. Repeat step 4 with just Irish. 
  7. Add White Adirondack where snow might land on the tree branches.
  8. Pour some Rich Black to a plate.  Dip the flat side of layering block into paint and then remove any excess onto a paper towel.  Lightly glide the block along the block and the edges of the block to achieve distressed look.  Don't be too heavy handed.  It only takes a little to get the effect.

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Related FAQs

Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Yes, it is highly recommended that you seal your project to ensure maximum protection.
Use Wax to achieve a soft, smooth finish with your choice of Clear, Antique or White. Wax should be applied every 6-12 months or as needed for high traffic surfaces. It is for indoor use only. An alternative to Wax is Matte Varnish. Use this on heavily used furniture. It can be used for indoor or outdoor projects.
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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.