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Holiday Card Series 2019 – Day 16 – Easy DIY Tree

Happy Friday! Today is Day 16 of the Holiday Card Series! For today’s card, I wanted to create a simple DIY Christmas Tree with masking tape and watercolor paints. This card is so simple and can be adapted to many different color schemes!

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I started out by masking a triangle shape on the front of my card (made out of watercolor paper) using masking tape. Then I painted bands or stripes of color across the tree shape using watercolor paints.

After removing the masking tape, I wrote “Merry” beneath the tree. And that’s it! Super simple!

Thanks for stopping by to see this easy DIY card idea! I’ll be back on Monday with Day 17 of the Holiday Card Series. :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

Canson XL Watercolor Pad, 9×12
Prang Watercolor Set, 8 colors
*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
Hardboard, 9×12
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Copic Multiliner 0.1 Pen
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Kathryn November 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Beautiful! I love it when you share ideas that require no special supplies!

  • Reply Donna Billingsley November 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Simply lovely.

  • Reply eLLen November 29, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Love the beautiful colors and simplicity of this card!

  • Reply Jan D., FL November 30, 2019 at 6:24 am

    So pretty. I’ve not been successful in the past with watercolors, but I think I just might be able to do this. Always love your videos….thanks so much!!!

    My Indian Clay product arrived yesterday and can’t wait to try it today.

  • Reply Cindy C. November 30, 2019 at 9:05 am

    So clever!! Must CASE it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Anna November 30, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I’m a sucker for simple but elegant….I absolutely love this!

  • Reply Anne Sturgeon November 30, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Simply gorgeous… sometimes I over think things. This is so lovely and requires just a few supplies. Love it!

  • Reply Marcia November 30, 2019 at 9:46 am

    When I saw the photo of this card I thought it was so elegant. I was sure it was a complicated process I’d never be able to accomplish. Now I can’t wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Cyndi Morris November 30, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful, clean card. I think I can do this! (We’ll see.)

  • Reply Teresa Doyle November 30, 2019 at 10:03 am

    This is so pretty Kristina and so easy to do. I can’t believe this series is nearly over already, I always look forward to it and although I follow along it goes by way to quickly.

  • Reply Jean Marmo November 30, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Gorgeous and genius!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss November 30, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Really Beautiful!!!

  • Reply Kat November 30, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Genius! I want to run and make a rainbow of these :-)
    – I just might… let the family starve… –

  • Reply Lieve S November 30, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    This card is a beauty !
    Thanks to your great video, it seems doable. It is sure worth to try. Thank you!

  • Reply Debbie P November 30, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Beautiful card.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard November 30, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I love this simple and beautiful card. What a great technique. Thanks for another fun and inspirational vidoe.

  • Reply Pam December 1, 2019 at 7:15 am

    So. Very neat! I have to try this today!! So very unique!

  • Reply Henriëtte December 1, 2019 at 11:48 am

    I love this simple but awesome card, I will give this for next years cards definitelyy a try.
    Thank you so much for showing and have a great day!

    I wanted to tell you that I thought it was great that you ran the 5k despite the cold!

  • Reply DONNA Glawson December 1, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Thank you so much. I loved the watercolour card. I will have to try that for next Christmas.

  • Reply Diane Loughrey December 2, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Love this.

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