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