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This is definitely my favorite time of year. Decorating the house for the holiday season is one of my favorite things to do! To be honest, I try to transform our house into a Winter Wonderland during the month of December. Over the years, I have amassed quite a collection of Christmas decor. I think we are up to 5-6 large storage bins and that doesn’t even include the Christmas tree or outdoor decor. Despite my sizable collection of Christmas decorations, I always like to make some homemade pieces. Today I’ll show you how to make a DIY Christmas Tree canvas – it makes the perfect wall art!
To make this artwork, all you need is a handful of basic supplies and about 30 minutes of time. I’ll be putting this into my guest bathroom as a festive touch for the holiday season. We host Christmas at our house every year so getting our home ready for guests is very important. One thing I like to do is stock up on Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper (12 CT Big Roll) from Family Dollar, because it’s a great value on our favorite brand. In fact, there’s a circular offer available from 12/4-12/10, where you can get the 12 CT Big Roll for only $4. Toward the end of this post, I’ll also be sharing some other quick, easy ways to spruce up the bathroom for guests this holiday season.
Ready for a sneak peek at the canvas?
DIY Christmas Tree Art
Start by gathering the supplies needed for the project: canvas, fan-shaped paint brush, acrylic paint color (brown, blue & a few shades of green). You’ll also want some silver gemstones to act as ornaments/lights on the tree.
I didn’t want the background of the tree to be white, so I brushed on a light coat of pale blue paint.
Start by dipping the paint brush in green paint and use a stippling motion to form leaves on the bottom part of the tree. Simply tap the brush onto the canvas and lift right up.
Start to form a triangle as you work your way up to create the outline of a tree. Don’t make it too perfect – adding stray leaves here and there will add to a realistic effect. Also, since real trees are multi-colored and multi-dimensional, I added some lighter green and darker green colors onto the tree so it would have a more multi-faceted look. For the top of the tree, I rotated my brush so that it would form a point at the top.
Use some brown paint to add a trunk to the bottom of the tree.
I love the word JOY during this time of year so I added it to the top of the canvas, but you can use any word that speaks to you. Also, adhere some silver gem stones to the tree for added glitz & glamour.
I love the way this canvas looks in the bathroom. It was such a fun, easy project that adds a little pizzazz to an otherwise-mundane space. Making sure my guests see a little touch of Christmas, even in the bathrooms, is important to me. Making sure they also have the softest, most absorbent toilet paper (like the NEW Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper) is also essential. It’s the only bath tissue that is made to care for you with everyday comfort plus a little extra!
Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper is actually superior to the competition. In fact, it’s preferred over Angel Soft (vs. Angel Soft® Double Roll) because Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper is 5 in 1 (soft, strong, thick, absorbent, clog-free)! Talk about a multi-tasking product!
These thick bath tissue sheets are designed for a premium, comfortable clean. Plus, they’re strong (3X stronger in fact!) By the way, if you used to purchase Scott Extra Soft, Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper is the new & improved version of this classic favorite!
I am so happy with how my artwork came out!
Look for Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper at your local Family Dollar store and take advantage of the awesome circular offer available from 12/4-12/10: get the 12 CT Big Roll for only $4 (regular retail price is $5).
In addition to stocking up on Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper and making this DIY Christmas Tree Art, here are some more tips on getting your bathroom ready for guests during the holiday season:
- Fill up the soap dispenser. Nobody wants to find the dispenser empty.
- Put out a festive hand towel. It is such an easy way to add a decorative touch.
- Place a seasonal figurine/candle/decoration on the counter top.
- Add some flowers to the bathroom for an easy touch of freshness.
- Make sure to empty out the wastebasket and leave out a box of tissues for guests.
Check out the Family Dollar store finder to stock up on Scott® ComfortPlus™ Toilet Paper. Have you ever made your own canvas art? How do you get the house ready for guests?