Deck the halls with boughs of holly (and bottle brush trees!) Fa la la la la… That’s how the song goes, right?! 😀I’ve been really into the bottle brush tree trend this holiday season. They’re so cute and add the perfect festive touch to any space in your home. This season I decided to DIY my own and use them for my holiday decor! I wanted various shades of pink and a gold to tie into the rest of my decorations. Keep reading to see how I made them!
I wasn’t sure what size trees I would want to use so I grabbed various heights to experiment with! JOANN’s has every size bottle brush tree you could need depending on your project. I love the mini size and think those would be perfect for a DIY snow globe! I ended up going with a small size, medium size and large size. I love styling objects in threes and love how the different heights look together.
Here is what you will need to get started…
Supplies used: Bottle Brush Trees in various sizes, Rit Dye (I used Fuchsia, Rose Quartz & Golden Yellow), Craft Gloves, Fabric Glitter Spray Paint
I filled three glass bowls with boiling hot water and added 2 tablespoons of dye to each bowl. Next I used the “paper towel test” to see how saturated the dye would be before dipping the trees in. I dipped a paper towel into the mixture and didn’t think it was quite the color I was looking for so I added a bit more. It’s just trial and error!
The tips of the trees were the first to pick up the color. These particular trees weren’t overly receptive to the dye so I ended up letting it soak in the bowl for a few minutes. After I got the desired color on my trees, I gave them a quick spray with the glitter spray. It left behind a shimmer and I loved the look (especially on the yellow/gold one!)
My favorite dye used was the fuchsia (shown above). The color is so pretty!
Overall, I’m so happy with how my DIY bottle brush trees came out! I love the subtle but pretty hue the dye gave the trees. This project didn’t take long at all and now my trees are customized to the exact colors I wanted! I hope you enjoyed this post! It’s been so fun to share some craft ideas with JOANN these last couple months. Let me know if you DIY your own bottle brush trees! Happy Holidays!
Disclaimer: Thank you to JOANN for sponsoring today’s post! All opinions are my own.