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Crafts/DIY

Winter Birch Trees

Birch trees can seem daunting to paint, but with this easy tutorial, you can create some amazing winter birch trees.

Every month in my DIY Subscription Box, I share with my community new projects that they can use around their homes seasonally or for the holidays. Although you may not be a member, I still like to share the process with you all so you can still learn. You just don’t have the supplies mailed to you every month.

Here is what you’re going to need to achieve this winter birch tree painting technique:

  • Something to paint on. This can be a wood piece, candle, or picture frame. You don’t need an actual “tree” cutout to create this look.
  • White paint
  • Black paint
  • Scrap piece of cardboard

First you’re going to want to paint a layer of white paint. This may take a couple coats because white paint likes to be finicky.

Next, you’re going to take a small piece of cardboard and rub the edge into some black paint. Here is a video that shows the technique a little better.

Starting at the left edge, you’re going to scrap the cardboard across the top of your piece. If you’re transforming a candle this may take a little bit of practice since it is on a rounded surface.

You can do as much or as little black paint as you want. It really is just a personal preference.

Check them out with the barn I created! I must admit that I am pretty much obsessed with these Birch Trees!

If you prefer watching a video showing you the steps, check it out on my YouTube channel. I’d love for you to subscribe while you’re there!

Make sure you PIN this to your favorite Pinterest board and share with all your friends! I’d love for you to share if you make some birch trees using this technique!

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