The Metallic Christmas Tree – Homeright Spray Shelter
I love Christmas trees! I have multiple trees, in varying shapes and sizes around my house for the entire month of December, and they are one of my favorite ways to decorate for the holiday. I’ve wanted a copper tree for some time, but any that I’ve found have been the wrong size for the space I wanted to put this copper tree, or they were astronomically expensive! So I turned to an old solution I’ve used dozens of times before, and I painted one myself. Yep, I painted a Christmas tree. And you know what? It worked! And it opens SO many possibilities! Just think about it for a minute? Maybe you don’t want a copper tree, but you’ve never seen a tree in your favorite color. Well, now you can just buy some paint in your favorite color and spray your tree. It’s so simple. Keep reading to see the video of the process below!
Here’s what you’ll need to paint your own Christmas tree:
- HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Paint Sprayer
- HomeRight Small Spray Shelter
- Paint (I used DecoArt Decor Metallics in Copper)
- Painters Tape
- Small Christmas tree
This is what my small Christmas tree looked like before. It’s a lovely little Christmas tree. I have several just like it! The green is classic, and beautiful just by itself. But I wanted one little tree with more character!
Using small squares of the painters tape, cover all of the light bulbs on the tree if yours is pre-lit. You will want to cover the plug parts as well.
Set up your small spray shelter. I find it easier to work up on a table rather than on the floor. The spray shelter just pops right open for super easy use, and my 3 foot tree fit inside it perfectly!
Some paints will require slight thinning before you use them in the Finish Max. I mixed 1 part water to 8 parts paint, thinning my metallic copper paint just slightly. Pour the paint in the paint sprayer and you’re ready to go!
Paint the tree! Use back and forth motions. You will need to lift branches occasionally to get the undersides. Turn the tree as you go, covering all sides. To adequately cover my 3 foot tree required nearly the entire 8oz pot of paint.
When the paint has dried (took about 30 minutes) you can remove the tape from the lights and you’re done!
The small spray shelter was amazing! It was the perfect size for my 3 foot tall mini tree, and it contained all of the over spray mess entirely! It was easy to set up and take down, and it stores compactly in a small case. The copper paint I chose to use covered this inexpensive tree perfectly. It even passes the scrape test! I can take my fingernails and scrape the branches and no paint comes off. I think this little copper tree is going to hold up fantastically and once again my Finish Max has made it so easy! My paint sprayer is a year old now. I’ve completed many project with it, and I plan to complete many more.
And seriously, look at the shine! This picture doesn’t even do it justice, my tree looks like a shiny copper penny and I love it! But I still think the best part is that you don’t have to paint yours copper if you don’t want. You can literally choose any color in the rainbow, as long as you can find it in a paint!
You can watch a short video I made of the process. I had so much fun, I’m thinking I might need to get another 3 foot tree and paint the next one metallic turquoise to go with my copper tree! I’m sharing the custom ornaments that I made for the tree here. You can subscribe by email so you’ll never miss a post. The subscribe button is to your right, up at the top of the page.