DIY Tree Mural and Owls for Nursery

When I was pregnant, I searched and searched for nursery decorations, and just never found what I wanted (at least that was not ridiculously priced). So, I decided to tackle the decorating myself.

I knew I wanted to have owls in the nursery, and what better place to put them than in a tree? After pinning (Pinterest) and printing off my favorite decals and paintings from other baby rooms, I conjured up a look in my head.

Supplies:

  • pencil
  • paint brushes
  • wall paint or some other “sturdy” paint
  • contact paper
  • polyurethane spray

1) I drew the tree on paper until I had the look I wanted. Then, I drew it on the wall with pencil.

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2) I then used white wall paint to paint it. It took three coats and I had to do some of it on a step stool, but it turned out great.

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3) I then added just a few leaves on each branch with green wall paint. The green was a sample size I bought at Sherwin Williams for about $6. I knew I wouldn’t need a ton, so this was perfect.

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4) To be honest, painting the tree up high and on a step stool was grueling for an eight month or so pregnant lady. So, I decided that painting detailed owls directly onto the wall wasn’t in the cards. Instead, I did some research online and found a great video on YouTube to see what other options I had. I came across an idea to paint onto contact paper and stick it to the wall! So, I found owls online, printed them in a couple of sizes, cut them out and traced the shapes onto contact paper. Then I painted the owls from the comfort of my couch:) I also used wall paint samples for the colors of the owls and some random ceramic paint I had. I sprayed them with polyurethane to seal.

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5) And, it was so easy to just peel off the adhesive and stick them on the wall.

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So, there you have it. The tree mural and owls took me maybe 6-8 hours total to complete. If I had to guess, I’d say it cost maybe $30 for supplies. Not too shabby, I’d say:) And, now that Charlotte is one, she loves to point at the owls and have us count them.

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Stay tuned for the next blog about some paintings I created to go with the theme. And, I’ll have a final blog with photos of the entire room as well.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Tree Mural and Owls for Nursery

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