FREE UK DELIVERY - THIS WAY ➞

How to create a wall painted tree using just masking tape (no stencils required)

Guide by : Paul

Bring your child's bedroom walls to life with a simple painted forestscape. Perfect for a nature filled bedroom..

Things you'll need

Pencil
Measuring tape
Masking tape 
Paint
Paint brush and roller

Step 01

Step one - Tree wall stencils

Measure 37cm up from the skirting board and make a mark.

Step 02

Step two- Tree wall stencils

Now measure 30cm left from the mark you've just created.

Step 03

Step three - Tree wall stencils

Return back to your first mark and measure 30cm right. Create a mark.

Step 04

Step four - Tree wall stencils

Finally return to your first mark and measure 90cm upwards. Create a mark.

Step 05

Step five - Tree wall stencils

Now you've marked out your tree shape. Take your masking tape and tape from dot to dot. Make sure the dots are inside the taped area. It's best to allow the masking tape strips to go beyond the marks created and to keep each tape line as one continuous strip.

Step 06

Step six - Tree wall stencils

Now fill your tree shape with your choice of colour. For best results you can use a roller here. Take care when painting near the edge of the tape. Ensure the tape is pressed down to avoid any unnecessary bleed marks and take care not to paint too far over the tape line. Apply as many coats an necessary. See paint instructions for coats and drying times.

Step 07

Step seven- Tree wall stencils

Once your paint has dried, slowly peel your tape strips off. Next find the centre of your tree and create a new mark at the top of the skirting board.

Step 08

Step eight- Tree wall stencils

Measure 5cm left, create a mark and then measure 5cm right of the centre point and create a mark.

Step 09

Step nine- Tree wall stencils

Now measure 72cm up from the centre mark at the top of the skirting board, followed by two additional marks, these should be 5cm each side of the mark we've just created. You can either make the top of our trunk flat or create a slight angle by raising the right hand mark up slightly by 3-4cm. 

Step 10

Step ten- Tree wall stencils

Now it's time to tape our trunk. Ensure our previously painted tree area has had enough time to dry.

Step 11

Step eleven - Tree wall stencils

Now fill your trunk shape with your choice of colour. For best results you can use a roller here. Take care when painting near the edge of the tape. Ensure the tape is pressed down to avoid any unnecessary bleed marks and take care not to paint too far over the tape line. Apply as many coats an necessary. See paint instructions for coats and drying times.

Step 12

Step twelve - Tree wall stencils

Allow your paint to dry and slowly peel your masking tape strips off. Next measure 9cm down from the top of your trunk. create a light mark.

Step 13

Step thirteen - Tree wall stencils

Now return back to the top of your trunk and measure down 16cm and again create a light mark.

Step 14

Step fourteen - Tree wall stencils

Next measure 10cm right of our last mark and 5cm out from our previous mark. Allowing for approx 3cm space between each mark. See Image guide above.

Step 15

Step fifteen - Tree wall stencils

Now it's time to tape our branch. Ensure our previously painted trunk area has had enough time to dry.

Step 16

Step sixteen - Tree wall stencils

Next move over to the left hand side of our trunk and measure 11cm down from the top. Create a light mark.

Step 17

Step seventeen - Tree wall stencils

Next measure 16cm down from the top. Create a light mark.

Step 18

Step eighteen - Tree wall stencils

Next measure 4cm left of our last mark and 2.5cm out from our previous mark. Allowing for approx 3cm space between each mark. See Image guide above.

Step 19

Step nineteen - Tree wall stencils

Now it's time to tape our trunk. Ensure our previously painted trunk area has had enough time to dry.

Step 20

Step twenty - Tree wall stencils

Now fill your branch shapes to match the colour of the trunk. For best results you can use a roller here. Take care when painting near the edge of the tape. Ensure the tape is pressed down to avoid any unnecessary bleed marks and take care not to paint too far over the tape line. Apply as many coats an necessary. See paint instructions for coats and drying times.

Step 21

Step twenty-one - Tree wall stencils

Once our branches are dry slowly peel away masking tape strips.Your tree is now complete. You can create multiple trees to create a forestscape wall. You can adjust the height and wdith of the trees to make each one individual

Bring your trees to life with restickable wall stickers

Step twenty-two - Tree wall stencils

Step twenty-two - Tree wall stencils

Our wall stickers have been designed for children to move and reapply. They are made from a special low tack film meaning they can be repositioned.

Restickable wall stickers
pea guide