Mom sparks furious backlash after spray painting her child’s CHRISTMAS toys to match her own ‘beige’ decor – as critics accuse her of ‘stunting her baby’s development’ by denying her access to COLOR

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Nattie Jo Powell, from Jacksonville, Florida, took to TikTok to share the unusual DIY makeover she carried out to the $64.99 plastic tree

A mom has sparked furious backlash after revealing she spray painted her child’s toys to match the ‘neutral’ color scheme of her Christmas decorations.

Nattie Jo Powell, from Jacksonville, Florida, took to TikTok to share the unusual DIY makeover she carried out to the $64.99 plastic tree.

The mom-of-one muted the colors of the holiday decoration, claiming her 15-month-old daughter is ‘a neutral girly at heart.’

But other social media users were left stunned as one described the end result as being ‘cold and lifeless.’

Nattie Jo Powell, from Jacksonville, Florida, took to TikTok to share the unusual DIY makeover she carried out to the $64.99 plastic tree

The mom-of-one muted the colors of the holiday decoration, claiming her 15-month-old daughter is 'a neutral girly at heart'

The mom-of-one muted the colors of the holiday decoration, claiming her 15-month-old daughter is ‘a neutral girly at heart’

In the clip, which has so far been viewed more than 3.5 million times, Nattie began: ‘Go ahead and call me crazy or a sad beige mom for what I’m about to do.

‘Today, I’m giving the Step 2 My First Christmas Tree a total makeover. I’m leaning into my inner Pintrest mom with the vision to neutralize the tree and I can already hear you thinking that I’m going to ruin my toddler’s Christmas by painting over these colors.

‘But let’s be real, my toddler’s favorite toys are brown cardboard boxes and clear plastic water bottles so I really think that she’s a neutral girly at heart.’

She continued: ‘After taking a good long look at the tree, I headed over to Lowe’s where I picked out all of our spray paint colors…

‘Once I decided which colors to spray paint to use on each part, it was go time.’

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The clip then cut to Nattie midway through her DIY project with the sections of the toy tree laid out on the ground.

The content creator, who has more than 101,000 followers, explained: ‘I originally wanted to paint the body of the tree a brown but then I realized I want my tree to look a little bit alive.

‘So here I am painting an already green tree another shade of green. It gave it a very realistic Christmas tree look which I love.’

The clip then cut to Nattie midway through her DIY project with the sections of the toy tree laid out on the ground

The clip then cut to Nattie midway through her DIY project with the sections of the toy tree laid out on the ground

She spray painted the plastic star, tree skirt and accompanying ornaments in various subdued shades before letting the components dry overnight She spray painted the plastic star, tree skirt and accompanying ornaments in various subdued shades before letting the components dry overnight

She spray painted the plastic star, tree skirt and accompanying ornaments in various subdued shades before letting the components dry overnight

She then spray painted the plastic star, tree skirt and accompanying ornaments in various subdued shades before letting the components dry overnight.

‘It was time for the moment of truth and see how it all looked together,’ Nattie explained.

She admitted that she should have perhaps added some ‘glitter or shine’ but was pleased that it was ‘giving organic modern vibes.’

Nattie showcased what the muted tree looked like within the family home before concluding: ‘I absolutely love it.’ 

But other social media users were not convinced and did not hold back in the comments.

One wrote: ‘Yes! Gorgeous! Stunt your child’s development by turning anything colorful into a sad beige!!!’

Nattie showcased what the muted tree looked like within the family home before concluding: 'I absolutely love it.' Pictured: Before Nattie showcased what the muted tree looked like within the family home before concluding: 'I absolutely love it.' Pictured: Atfer

Nattie showcased what the muted tree looked like within the family home before concluding: ‘I absolutely love it.’ Pictured: Before (left) and after (right)

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But other social media users were not convinced and did not hold back in the comments

But other social media users were not convinced and did not hold back in the comments

Another added: ‘But you have your own tree. I would’ve bought this little one just so my kid can have their own colorful one.’

And a third said: ‘It’s got the winter spirit. Cold and lifeless.’

However, following the widespread backlash, Nattie posted a follow-up video to defend her creation.

She stated: ‘Some of y’all have some major beef with me because I broke the internet and decided to spray paint my toddler’s Step 2 First Christmas Tree.

‘And, all beef aside, I couldn’t care less if you think that I’m a sad beige mom but I do care about how a lot of you guys commented on the colors and the safety of the ornaments.

‘My toddler truly doesn’t put these in her mouth.’

She then segued into another DIY tip on creating ‘toddler-safe ornaments’ before concluding: ‘If you do have an opinion, please be kind about it or move along.’

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