Christmas DIY Holiday

Can You Spray Paint a Christmas Tree?

I’ve inspired some of you to pursue the whole #PinkChristmas theme this season. The (sorta) good news is: my pink tree is still available on Amazon and MIGHT arrive just in time for Christmas. The bad news is, the pink garland and wreath I have from last year’s CB2 holiday collection is no longer available. (whomp whomp)

The 2019 CB2 holiday collection that started it all. <3

I had also purchased this silver artificial pine branch from CB2 last year, and since I’m all about repurposing things I already own, I thought: Can I spray paint this pink? And ultimately, CAN YOU SPRAY PAINT AN ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE?

Can we spray paint this? (Photo credit: CB2)

So I picked up a can of Rust-Oleum Pearl Metallic spray paint in Pink Champagne (don’t you love the name?), and set to work.

This is the product I used. Love the name of the color! (Photo credit: Rust-Oleum)

How easy is this DIY?

On a scale of 1 (hanging a framed art piece) and 10 (building a dresser), it ranks a 1 – SUPER simple! I also find spray painting so gratifying. (Maybe it’s the paint fumes, haha.)

How I did it

The “hardest” part was prepping, but all I did was wrap painters tape around the stems of the branch and put a plastic sheet down on the garage floor. I lightly misted the pine branch with spray paint, waited about 20 – 30 minutes for it to dry, then flipped it over and repeated the process on the other side. Easy peasy. 

The results

So CAN you spray paint an artificial Christmas tree? The short answer is: YES! This pine branch used up the entire can of spray paint, and obviously you’ll need a lot more for an entire tree. I don’t think it got the fullest coverage, but I like that the silver kinda peeks out for a more layered effect. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. 🙂

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