Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

I have always liked Christmas tree displays so this year I tried making my own bottle brush trees.

These trees can be found in packs at Micheal’s and even Lowes. The brand I used was Lemax. They are those green village trees with the little snowy tips on them.

The trees were bleached to remove all the green dye. You remove the plastic bottoms and just immerse them in a tub with some bleach and water. Depending on how much bleach you use determines how quickly the green dye will be removed. Once the dye is removed, rinse them in cold water and let them dry. I put the trees in front of a heater to speed up the drying time; I am always impatient for project completion. LOL

Then I took the trees and submerged them into different colored dyes of red, teal, yellow, blue, and pink and even yellow. I used Rit dyes and also fiber reactive dyes.

Using white glue, I brushed the trees and then sprinkled them with glitters.

Some trees were left bleached/white and then sterling silver glitter was put on the tree. The sterling silver glitter ones will age and look pretty cool over time. Sterling Silver glitter is amazing. Of all the trees, these were my favorite and I plan to do a few more.

I placed some loose snow on my dining room hutch and made a beautiful holiday display with them.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

  1. These are so pretty! I actually made glitter bottle brush trees for Easter this past spring in almost the same colors! I think they are such a pretty twist on the regular ones. I never got a picture of them displayed, but I think I still have a pic in my flickr stream if you want to check it out!

  2. Me again! I did mine exactly like yours, I think the colors might look brighter from the lighting. I really want to make some of the silver ones for my Christmas town, now though! Thanks for taking a look over at my blog. Happy Thanksgiving!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s