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Have the most beautiful Christmas tree with this DIY Gold Christmas Tree Tutorial

Posted by  ·  November 14, 2014  ·  Last Updated: November 14, 2014

I have always wanted a gold Christmas tree! So this year I decided this was the year. When Michael’s asked me to be part of their dream tree challenge I was excited to give my painting idea a try.  It actually was easier than I thought! So easy in fact, a nine year old can do it.

 spray painting christmas tree gold


DIY Gold Christmas Tree

We used gold floral paint. We tried several different kinds of spray paint but this  paint made especially for florals worked the best.

floral gold spray paint

To keep from painting the lights we put drinking straws over the lights. Moving them as we painted.

how to spray paint a christmas tree gold

Once completely dry I decorated our tree with ornaments collected through the years from places we have traveled and things we like to do. I was thrilled to be able to add to my collection at Michaels. My candy loving daughter loved this gum ball machine.

Gum Ball Machine Ornamnet

My son that was born in Texas needed Santa in a car with longhorns.

Texas Santa Ornament

The tree turned out beautifully. The gold tree really sets of the ornaments.

decorated Christmas Tree

If you haven’t seen our Dream Trees yet, stop by The Glue String to see all 30 – they will blow you away! I was honored have a shout out from Country Living Magazine.

You can help spread some holiday cheer by sharing a photo of my dream tree or any trees that inspire you this year on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag your friend, use the hashtag #TagATree and encourage them to do the same!

Michaels has a variety of Make it Merry projects for you and your family to work on this season! There is loads of inspiration so you can craft up a perfect holiday!

Don’t forget all Michaels stores are hosting a Holiday Pinterest Party tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 15 from 1-4pm – come in and create a fun holiday project with the help of a Michaels associate!

Thanks Michaels for sending me a tree to decorate. As always, all ideas and opinions are my own.

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  1. Callie
    Friday, January 6th, 2017
    This is a nice project, but thats A LOT of spray paint and toxins to spray into the air which destroy our o-zone layer :(
    • Chris
      Monday, November 5th, 2018
      Seriously......there’s always one.....
    • Ecfinn
      Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
      I was thinking the same thing...and the girl isn't wearing a mask. What a bizarre project. Also, the tree looks dead in natural light. Only looks nice lit up inside, but I guess that's how it will be enjoyed.
  2. Diane
    Thursday, May 28th, 2015
    SECOND request, how many cans of spray for that big tree?
  3. Diane
    Friday, January 30th, 2015
    One more question, did all the tree get covered with gold, because in the first picture it doesn't appear so.
  4. Diane
    Friday, January 30th, 2015
    Wow I am might just do this. As I am not going to use my old tree since I purchased a white one. I might just do a gold one for my gold theme. I do 6 different themes and I do one per year. I used the green on in addition to my white one, to put lei's and umbrella's on it. So hard decision, but I think the told would suit me better.

    How many cans of paint did you use for that big tree?
  5. L Henry
    Monday, December 8th, 2014
    Thanks for the tutorial. It's great that your daughter helped out. I come from a professional painting background and would love to see you set an example for all your novice readers. I realize you're outside painting, but she really should be wearing a mask so she doesn't breathe in the fumes. For her health and others that want to do this tutorial. Thank you. Happy Holidays.
  6. Allyson/@HBMomof2
    Saturday, November 15th, 2014
    I love this so much. I thinking of trying it on our memory ornament tree. My question is how long did it take you to paint the whole tree and how many cans of paint did you use? Thank you for your time and your great ideas!
    • Sunday, November 16th, 2014
      This was a 7 ft tree and it took 4 cans. There are places I might have used more so 5 cans might be better. It dried quickly.....less than an hour.