I wanted to share how to bleach, dye & decorate bottle brush trees! I am a huge fan of bottle brush trees. I love how versatile they are. The possibilities are really endless & when I saw a bag of 21 varying sizes of trees at Michael’s for 40% off, plus an extra 20% off coupon, I knew I would have some fun! This bag came to about $11-score!!
how quickly they turn. The color comes right off. You can leave them in as long as you like, but it really should only take a couple of minutes to get them a nice ivory color. Rinse them under cold water & let them dry on paper towels. If you want to leave them ivory, you are ready to decorate.
If you want to color them simply take a small spray bottle & fill
halfway with water & add a dropper full of reinker. If you don’t
have reinkers, you can use RIT Dye or even food coloring. Simply
spray the brush until you get the desired color. You can also soak them overnight, but really the spray bottle works great.
Now the fun begins! There are so many things you can do. Of course my mind was racing with things. I added some craft glue &
glitter for some beautiful glitter trees-love the german glass glitter!
I knew I wanted some ornaments-here are several simple, but pretty ideas:
So get your craft on & most of all have fun!