More of my holiday crafts! Today it is all about these cute Christmas tree craft, they are easy decorations for the kitchen without adding clutter
I warned you about my Christmas crafting obsession, I am the complete opposite of the Grinch. I am the green guy after his heart grew three times it's size. Beware, I feel the stirrings of the jingle bells, chestnuts roasting on an open fire (do people actually do that?). I may or may not be playing Christmas music 24/7, “allegedly”. Can you tell I like this time of year?! I went all out with my home for this season, the full home tour you can see here. I loved cozying up my living room and sun room, but the kitchen I try and keep as clutter free as possible year round. Christmas is no different.
We suffer from small-kitchen-syndrome which means every counter top space is important to have available. Last year I added pine tress to the top of my cabinets. I loved the look and smell of them, but this year I am feeling like a fresh and clean look to my home is where it is at. Less is more for this year. Next year will be different I am sure. In keeping with my light and simple theme for this year, I knew I wanted to put something on my counter tops to spruce up the kitchen. I decided to go with a gray color scheme for this one. A little spin on the standard green and red.
I had these left over wood boards from another project.
This is so simple and easy I figured a collage with the steps would be best for this one. I drew the tree trunks with white. Then added the "branches" with the dark gray color. This is an artistic interpretation of a Christmas tree. I wanted the white of the tree trunk to shine through like snow, so I did not wait for the white paint to dry before I began putting the gray on. Letting the white bleed through a little, giving it a winter wonderland feel.
Once all was dry I added little bits of snow. This is a super easy trick to keep in mind when wanting to create dots or snow. Use the paint brush, but the opposite side of where the brush is. So just the pointy tip and then dip that in paint. You get perfectly cute small circles!
That is it! I have said it so often, but little crafts like this are what make my home be ready for the season. I can go all out with decorating because I have all of these tiny and random smaller decorations at the ready for my home. I love the mix of the gray trees with the light mint colored cabinets. It adds some warmth to my very light and bright kitchen.
We all need simple, low cost and easy this time of year. As I said, I am such a big time Christmas person, I adore this season! But, my to-do list is a mile long and our social schedule is crazy hectic. Also our list of gifts to get other people is bank account cry-inducing. So this type of craft is the kind we all need. Zone out, listen to some Christmas music, paint some trees on scrap wood and get that decorating done for the season!
I had planned to create three identical trees but decided to change it up with two fuller ones and one sparse tree. It seemed to work really nicely.
Whelp, this is pretty painless decorations here and these Christmas tree craft, easy decorations for the kitchen without adding clutter is perfectly put into that low maintenance decorating box. My kids even helped with this one, when they saw me painting they were all for this. Typically they ignore my crafting or I am doing this while they are in school. But they were all playing nicely together and I planned to knock this out in 5 minutes. Something about kids and paints is like a moth to a flame. They all helped draw a few branches and some snow. So while this craft is technically a 5 minute craft, my kids prolonged that process a little. Such is life!
I don't mind though because me decorating our home for Christmas is about my love of home decor, but most importantly helping them see the magic of the season. They really get into our home being transformed for Christmas. Have you had your kids craft anything for holiday decorations?