Easy Birch Tree Painting DIY + Canvas Makeover

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Don’t throw out those old pictures! Paint over them and make incredible wall art! See the Birch Tree Painting DIY I made from a thrift store printed canvas. For more fun makeovers see my Thrift Store Upcycle page.

Easy Birch Tree Painting DIY

Last week I posted my Gold Feather Wall Art, well here’s another easy DIY pic I added to my Gallery Wall series. I took a thrift store canvas, one of many that I have been collecting for awhile now for random projects around the house.

I painted the canvas a solid grey color, then hand painted some Birch trees and added a sweet heart using my Silhouette Cameo. Here’s how I made it!

Birch Tree Painting DIY



printed canvas before

Paint the canvas with grey acrylic paint with a sponge applicator.

It took around three coats to get it completely covered. Paint the edges of the canvas black. Let it dry overnight.

paint a birch tree

With a pencil draw the birch trees first. Make sure one tree is larger than the rest so you can add your heart. I used a pic of the trees online as a guide.

fill in trees with paint

Paint the birch trees white. Let them dry.

add accents to trees

Paint the knots on the trees with the grey paint. Let it dry.

With your Silhouette find a heart design and then add your + text to the center of it. Cut it out using a mat and foil paper. Remove the heart and stick it to your painting. Or you could hand paint a heart with a gold paint pen.

paint a heart

And that’s it! I love this cute custom pic. It is a sweet addition to my Gallery Wall, the post for that is coming soon!

Easy Birch Tree Painting DIY and a Canvas Makeover

I hope you have enjoyed this easy birch tree painting DIY canvas makeover! This is a fun way to upcycle those old canvas throw aways into something worth keeping again!

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Easy Birch Tree Painting DIY and Canvas Makeover



  1. Hi Kim! I love this project because of how the canvas looked before! I love taking something old and making something new! I am in the middle of updating my bedroom and this would be perfect! Pinned it so I can come and try to make one myself! Dropping in from Brag About It! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks so much! I just hate to go buy a new canvas when an old one works just as well! Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comment!

    2. Glad you liked my birch trees! Thanks so mcuh for stoppping by and sharing!

  2. monica garcia says:

    I love this idea, birch trees are simple, that’s why I love them. Congratulations!

  3. Love your birch tree wall art, I also liked the canvas that you painted over (-: I like the little heart you added with the letters, Like it’s carved into the tree. Cute!

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comments! Glad you liked this project. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Kim – Just wanted to pop in and let you know that this project will be featured next week on Brag About It! Hope you’ll share with us again soon!

  5. Kim – Thank you so much for coming over and sharing this on VMG Brag About It link party! I am a big fan of your work and amazed that your beautiful projects can be completed in a day! I will be making one of these for myself soon!

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