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Branching out!

Project ideas and inspiration from Good magazine

Bring a bit of nature inside with a simple tree mural.

Add extra visual interest to an existing feature wall in your child's bedroom with this simple mural.

Tree mural in kids bedroom

You will need

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1  Choose your colour – soften the final effect with a differing tone of the same colour. If necessary, identify the wall colour using the downloadable app, Resene Colourmatch.

Step 2  Search online for simple tree images. Check out stencil designs at Print out your chosen image.

Step 3  Clean the wall by wiping with a damp but well wrung-out cloth.

Step 4  Using the printed image as a guide, sketch the outline on the wall. Start by marking the centre of the wall and the outer edges of your tree.

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Step 5  Fill in the shape using Resene testpots and paintbrushes in a variety of thicknesses.

Step 6  Once the paint is dry, rub out any pencil marks that are still visible.

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