Friday, August 28, 2015

How to Paint a Tree Sillhouette Mural in the Nursery

August 21, 2009 by  
Filed under How to / DIY, Tree Murals

Painting a silhouette of a tree is often times easier than painting a more realistic looking tree.  An easy trick to doing this is using an overhead projector.  You can print out a tree outline on clear acetate paper or even just draw the outline on the paper and then project it right onto the wall.  You would then outline it in pencil and then paint it in.

This can be done in almost any color from dark more vibrant colors to light more pastel colors.  If you are not sure about colors, practice a bit on foam board first before attempting the actual mural on the wall.

Here are a few options for silhouette tree murals in the nursery.

Here is an option for a tree silhouette stencil by Wallstory Murals.  Check out their how to post HERE.


This is definitely one of my favorites.  I love how they incorporate the shelves to look as if they are actual branches.  So creative.

tree branch shelves from PBKIDS

Another option is to paint the silhouette of the tree in one color.  I love how they did this with a darker color on a lighter color blue.

This mural is actually one that I personally did a few years ago.  I finally get to showcase something of my own!  LOL  Anyway, I used 3 different colors in this mural – brown for the tree trunk, and 2 contrasting greens for the leaves.


So, if you are looking to paint a tree in your baby’s nursery, then go with a simple silhouette design.  The overhead projector trick is really great for anyone that does not have painting skills, but yet still has a steady hand.  It is just like painting inside the line in a coloring book.

Related Posts with Thumbnails


8 Responses to “How to Paint a Tree Sillhouette Mural in the Nursery”
  1. Stephanie Butler says:

    I am so glad that I got your update today! While I am not doing a nursery….I am giving my kitchen an island themed makeover and have been thinking of painting a palm tree on my kitchen wall as part of a mural. I have some old paneling that I’m going to go practice on….keep up the great work! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. Jennifer says:

    My daughter loves monkeys, I wish I knew about this 10yrs ago when she was a baby. Makes me want to have another :-)


  3. Serena says:

    This is great but who has an overhead projector just laying around? I don’t know where to get one

  4. risa says:

    u can rent projectors from ur local libary.

  5. Great art/murals here!!!!
    You can buy a ‘Tracer’ at most art supply stores and at Michaels craft store.
    They’re great. I don’t know what I would do without mine!

  6. Ennay says:

    These are beautiful! I was recently inspired to paint birch trees in my sons room. I found the decals prices with shipping way too expensive considering I had the materials to paint the trees myself. Here’s a progress blog about it, would love to hear your thoughts!
    Ennay´s last blog post ..DIY- Tree Mural

  7. Alicia says:

    Hi, i love the tree mural with the wooden shelves that blend into the branches. Where did those shelves come from?


Check out what others are saying about this post...

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

CommentLuv badge