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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.

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