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Sprucing it Up!

Don your holiday home with the iconic Canadian evergreen!

Our compelling, rustic design makes it easy to vary the size of the trees for tabletop or floor display so you can enjoy their appeal all season long.

Make the Look

Shopping List

  • 1 x 3 pine (length will depend on tree sizes)
  • sanding sponge 80 grit 1061-066
  • sample paint cans mixed to your desired colours 1852-360/361/362


Tools


Here's How


Tree spine

  • Cut 1 x 3 the desired height of your tree and taper the ends (see image for taper sample).

Branches

  • Right side: Cut 1 x 3 pieces starting at 7” with a 90˚ angle on one end (centre of tree) and a 45˚ angle on the other end (outside edge). Cut additional 1 x 3 pieces 2” longer than the previous.

  • Left side: Cut 1 x 3 pieces starting at 5” with a 90˚ angle on one end (centre of tree) and a 45˚ angle on the other end (outside edge). Cut additional pieces 2” longer than the previous.

Assembly

  • Starting at the top of the spine piece, butt the branch pieces together so the V of the two pieces is in the centre of the support. Nail in place and continue assembling the branches down the tree.

  • When the end of the spine is reached, draw a line square across the bottom and cut off excess. Cut a piece to brace the bottom of the back at a 90˚ angle.​

*Assembly variation - If you are making more than one tree, switch the assembly of the left and right branches on the spine for variety.

Finishing

  • Paint the tree branches using alternate shades of green. Let the wood show through for a rustic look.
  • Add an accent colour over top of each branch using a dry brush technique (wipe the paint from the brush onto a paper towel before applying to the surface).
  • Once you’ve achieved your desired look, sand all edges of the tree with 80 grit sanding sponge.​

Beauti-Tone Paint​ Colours:

*Paint colours may not be as shown.
Con​iferous
CC070-3
Newberry Moss
CC067-3​
Wainscot Green
CC066-4​
Frobisher
CC055-0​
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