Refreshing Old Greenery: Em’s Gold and White Christmas Tree

White has never been more popular, which is something we’re thrilled about!

Last year I liked my Christmas decor (HERE), but wished for a flocked or white tree. Before putting the tree up this year we decided to do a little DIY to ‘dust’ my tree and garlands.

I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

boxwood clippings | gold and white christmas tree

We achieved this look by setting up the tree in the back yard and spray painting it white. We didn’t go too heavy, I wanted some of the green to show through. This literally took 10 minutes, and we left it to dry for a few hours before taking it back in the house.

We used Rust-oleum Painters’ Touch 2x ultracover spray paint in semi-gloss white. This is availalble at Jones Paint and Glass who recommended it as it specifically adheres to plastic. We used 1.5 cans for a 7ft tree.

So much brighter and more updated than the bland old tree!

A big thank you to Jones Paint and Glass for sponsoring the post. I’m so happy with my updated tree!

4 Responses to “Refreshing Old Greenery: Em’s Gold and White Christmas Tree”

  1. Mel Says:

    What a beautiful effect! I love the mixed scale of the ornaments you have – really fun. I have been thinking about what baby-safe ornaments I could use this year – and white faux flowers are a great alternative!

  2. Emily Says:

    Thanks Mel! My thoughts exactly! No breakables on the bottom half of the tree!

  3. Krista Says:

    That is gorgeous!!! And you’re so brave! I’m so interested in doing this to my tree, but I feel like I would probably ruin it. I’m so curious to know how the paint holds up. You girls are so creative and have such great taste!!

  4. Emily Says:

    Krista, this was a $29 clearance find that I’ve had a good few years from so there was no fear factor whatsoever. Will let you know how it holds up! Thanks for your kind words and support!