Theoretical DIY: Birch Tree Decals

Today I got to thinking about birch trees and all the cool decals there are out there for them on Etsy and other websites. Some of you may be thinking these are overused and are tired of seeing them and in some ways, so am I. But on the other hand, I still like them, I just don’t want them in my own home… But I wouldn’t mind putting them somewhere else. And I have just the place.

The kids’ classrooms in our church are boring. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture to show you just how boring they are so you can just trust me on this one. I did paint one wall blue/green and the other walls are still the same greige color (which I love by the way it just doesn’t make for a very inspiring kids room). So I was thinking that maybe I could put some of those birch tree decals in one of the classrooms. They would be kind of fun yet easy to remove later.

I did a few Etsy searches and I wasn’t super stoked about the price. They ranged anywhere from $69 – $95 for a few trees. I know, I know, I’m a cheapskate. I also remembered that some diy versions have been done with paint like this one as seen on design*sponge:

Even though the paint version looks really cool, I got to thinking that the contact paper birds worked so well maybe I can make some trees out of contact paper.

So that’s my plan. I’m going to roll the contact paper on the floor and draw the design. I also might tack it onto the wall and use an overhead project to trace the design onto the contact paper and then cut it out. We will see how much I feel like winging it when it comes time. Then I will apply them to the wall just like a decal. I think it should turn out alright. What do you think? And don’t worry, if I tackle this project, there will be pictures! I’m hoping it will turn out something like this or this.

By the way, for those of you wondering, the birds have been on the wall for quite some time now and they peel off like a dream. I’m not too worried about putting more contact paper on the wall :)