This project is fairly simple to do, and looks great with pictures to be a family tree. It is easy to do on a regular wall. In the photos, as you can see, I chose a foyer painting up a staircase. This requires an extra step of precaution. Good, sturdy ladders and most likely, a helping hand might be needed for an inexperienced, DIY. My husband actually built a small platform that laid over two steps to make it easier to reach higher when I was on a step stool. The tallest part from the floor level was done on an 8′ A-Frame ladder. I do not recommend using an extension ladder. #1: Find a design or image possibly from Google that you are interested in trying to copy. You can keep the design fairly simple or make it more intricate if you like. I actually found several pictures I liked, and then freestyled this design as I went. Purchase the small 2 oz. craft paints at Walmart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or even some dollar stores sell them. I chose a dark chocolate brown, a cream color and a bronze metallic color. Also I used a piece of white chalk to draw at the tree on the wall. You will need a good quality 1″ flat brush (Royal Crafters Choice or Royal & Langnickel) or a comparable brand. I usually keep a cup of water to rinse my brushes in and a damp paper towel for errors. I freehanded leaves, but if you are not confident enough with painting them, look for a stamp that has 1 to 2 inch leaves in size that you can brush the paint on and stamp randomly after painting the tree shape. #2: With the piece of chalk, draw out the tree starting at the base near the floor. You may want to put a piece of tape across the floor molding to keep the brown off of your trim. Draw out the basic tree shape and branches. I chose in my design to do a less traditional and more curly freestyle branch for my tree…. I drew out the base and branches and then just painted my tree in by filling in the lines like a coloring book with the chocolate brown like a silhouette. #3: Paint or stamp on the leaves…. step back every so often to see if you have gaps that you need a branch or leaf to fill in. #4: Take some cream and mix a hint of brown in to where you have a fairly lighter shade and paint a highlight on the left side of the base of tree and a swish here and there on the left side or top of some branches. I then added another line of bronze and highlighted along some branches and leaves to give it a little shimmer here and there. This is all done in a very random way. Once it is “completely” dry, you may take a slightly damp paper towel and wipe off any chalk that may still be on the wall or shows on edges. Then you can randomly hang your framed pictures here, there and everywhere all over the tree design. The pictures do not have to be laying exactly on a branch. Just have fun with it!