Chalk Paint Flocked Christmas Tree
The first project I'm sharing with you is my little Chalk Paint Flocked Christmas Tree.
But before I decided to use Chalk Paint to flock my tree,
I found this great post here on how to use a spray
bottle to paint a Christmas tree.
I did this first so I thought I would share that experience here as well.
before I used it on our large green Christmas tree, just in case.
Then gave it a good shake while covering it with a paper towel to avoid
any splashes. That was a great tip cause the bottle did leak a bit.
I tried to make sure all the branches were spread out evenly.
were not coated so I took it back outside and tipped it upside down
and fixed up the bits I missed.
The paint dried really quickly outside and when I ran my fingers through
the branches, none of the paint was flaking off.
But I wanted a bit more snow on my branches.
Enter the White Chalk Paint idea!
I had a tray of white Chalk Paint from another project that had been sitting for a
few days so it was a thicker consistency than normal, which looked perfect.
I dipped my finger tips in and gently stroked the paint on the branches.
A few branches on and I realised that the branches were flicking spots of paint everywhere on application, so I moved it from the kitchen table to a tarp on the lounge room floor.
Then I took it outside to dry. In hindsight I should have done it all outside as there was still a lot of paint splatters on the floor and on me! Luckily this stuff cleans up easily.
Here is the dried result.
I probably could have applied another coat but overall I'm pretty happy with the result.
I might just do our big tree too!
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