- Tree frame or other shape.
- Adhesive tile from Dollar Tree.
- Paint and paint brushes.
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Fairy lights
- Sand down any rough areas if needed.
- Paint your wood tree. I water down my acrylic paint first and apply it to my wood surface. While the paint is still wet, I use a dry paper towel to wipe off the extra paint. This gives it a stain look against the wood. I did this technique for both my brown and green areas. You do not need to apply the paint to the areas the adhesive tile will be placed.
3. Trace your tree onto the adhesive tile. I recommend tracing the back of the adhesive tile so your pen does not show.
4. Use scissors to cut out the tree shapes from my adhesive tile.
5. Paint adhesive tile pieces. I painted mine green and let it dry. Once it was dry, I dry brushed some gold paint with a stiff bristle paint brush. Dry brush means to wipe off most of the paint on your paint brush before painting. This helps accent the raised areas.
6. Once your adhesive tile is completely dry, glue onto your tree. I used hot glue.
7. Wrap fairy lights around your tree. I used the edges of my tree to help hold the fairy lights, but you could also use hot glue to help hold the fairy lights in place. If you use hot glue, then I recommend applying the glue only to areas in the back of the tree, so it is not as noticeable.
I really enjoyed making these trees. I love how they turned out and might do this technique on other shapes as well. I would love to see what you make with these adhesive tiles. I was originally just cutting out a few of my adhesive tiles for my second tree and placing them down as I cut them out. That is when I discovered how much I liked the partially covered adhesive style. My husband liked the fully covered tree, and my favorite is the half covered. They are both so beautiful it is hard to pick a favorite. If you had to pick just one, which would you pick? I have asked a few people and so far all the men like the fully covered tree the best and the women all liked the partially covered tree the best.