This post about metallic light up tress is sponsored by DecoArt. Make your holiday decor shine this year with all things metallic! Family and friends will delight in the warm glow of these DIY metallic light up trees you can make from wood and paint and I’ll show you how easy.
A DIY tutorial to make metallic light up wood trees. Cut tree shapes from wood, paint with DecoArt metallics and insert fairy lights.
It’s just that easy and you can make the metallic trees as big or as small as you like to fit your space. They add so much charm, dimension and light to our living room mantel.
The DecoArt metallic paint goes on like butter with a nice thick layer. Truly a test of my photography skills because these metallic trees are much more shiny in person, you have to see it to believe it.
I used the champagne gold color here but DecoArt has 14 metallic colors and they are all just beautiful!
- ¾” plywood pieces (approx. 18″ x 15″)
- 1×4 scrap wood board pieces (about 12” long)
- kraft paper
- jig saw
- drill and drill bits
- 1 ¼” wood screws
- DecoArt Americana Décor metallics paint in champagne gold
- fairy lights
- staple gun & staples
Get all the step by step details and instructions to make these metallic trees over at DecoArt’s blog here. And be sure to leave any questions in the comment section below.
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Ellen from Ask Away Blog says
Ok so those are seriously way cuter than any I’ve seen in stores! nice work!
Thanks Ellen, and I only purchased the fairy lights so cheaper too! And you can make any size you like.
These are cute! How is the tree attached to the base? I couldn’t figure out in the instructions. It looks like the base of the tree is set in the 1×4? If so, how is that done? With a jigsaw cutout?
Thanks Sarah. To attach the tree to the base center the tree on the base and insert screws from the underside of the base up into the tree. Use 2″ countersink wood screws. Hope that helps.
Where are the templates for the tree project
Hi Kylo, I drew the tree pattern free hand on kraft pattern (folded in half lengthwise) starting with the largest tree and making it smaller. I don’t have a template but you could google search for free tree clip art graphics and print a template. Hope that helps.