I have always loved whimsical Christmas decorations. I love to make things unique and different and for stuff in my house to be memorable and to stand out. As a result I end up making a lot of my own stuff, like this Bottle Brush Trees DIY. Hobby Lobby had fun colors of bottle brush trees this year, and I knew they would go well in my funky house so I made this fun DIY for Christmas!
If you don’t have funky colors in your house, or think these look ridiculous you can just use regular colors of trees, but still use this idea to make beautiful decor for your house for Christmas. Either way, these are adorable and are so simple to do!
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Bottle Brush Trees DIY
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So I found these three mis-matched wooden spools at my local antique store. I loved them and knew they would be the perfect stand to my funky bottle brush trees. The bottle brush trees came with these cheap little wooden blocks for their base that were painted gold and very lightweight, so they tipped easily. These wooden spools were heavy and I knew they would sit better on my shelf for the holiday season than those little wooden blocks would, not to mention how much more character these added to the bottle brush trees.
If you don’t want to go out and buy the colored ones, you can get white bottle brush trees and dye them using this tutorial I found HERE using tie-dye liquid to make them bright and pretty! They turn out gorgeous!
How to Make the Bottle Brush Trees DIY
All I did to make these was to twist and pull on the little wooden blocks on the bottom of my bottle brush trees until they came off. Then I added a generous amount of hot glue to the wire “trunk” of the tree and around the top of the wooden spool. I pressed the tree in and made sure it was standing up straight. I also made sure to press down on the bottom branches of the tree so it stuck to the wooden spool very well. Let them dry, and then you’re ready to display them!
That’s all there is to this fun Bottle Brush Trees DIY! You can dress these up even more, or leave them as they are. I always bunch several different types of different Christmas trees together and fill the top of my bookshelf. They’re fun and it makes for a nice display! Happy creating!