I am going to show you the easiest DIY using bottle brush Christmas trees.

These little trees are everywhere during the holiday season.

This fun bottle brush Christmas tree DIY will give you such a wow factor on your dining room table, your coffee table, your kitchen counters, ……

Here’s what you need to create this stunning masterpiece.

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Sugar Mold Brush Trees - J Dub By Design™

Supplies For Bottle Brush DIY

sugar mold

2.5″ terra cotta pots (I used 12, it will depend on the number of holes your sugar mold has.

brush trees without the wood base ( I used 12, and used a combination of dark green, light green, and gold)

Metallic beads (I clipped the beads off Christmas floral picks)

white acrylic paint

paint brush

disposable lint free cloth

gold gilding wax

wire snips


bolt cutters


Before you start, double check to make sure the terra cotta pots you have chosen will fit in the holes of your sugar mold.

Using wire snips, clip the berries off the picks leaving a small stem so that you can press them into the clay later.

clipping beads for brush trees - J Dub By Design

Now for the trees…..I did not want my trees to all be the same size.

So, using a pair of bolt cutters, I cut anywhere from 1″ to 3″ off each tree so that the tree would be stagged when I placed them in the terra cotta pots.

measuring to trim brush trees - J Dub By Design

Next, dry brush white acrylic paint on each pot.

dry brush white acrylic paint - J Dub By Design

Using a disposable lint free cloth, wipe off the excess white paint so that some of the terra cotta peeks through.

DIY swag terra cotta pots - J Dub By Design

Rub gold gilding wax around the edges of the pot.

adding gilding wax to terra cotta pot - J Dub By Design

Then shape the clay into a ball roughly the size of your palm.

air dry clay in my palm - J Dub By Design

Press the clay into the pot making sure the clay almost reaches the top of the pot.

pressing air dry clay into pot - J Dub By Design

Place your tree in the center of the pot and press the clay around the stem to stabilize the tree.

putting brush tree in pot of clay - J Dub By Design

Now, using the small stem on the bead, press the beads into the clay around the clay so that the clay is covered completely.

placing beads in air dry clay - J Dub By Design

Place the terra cotta pots back into the sugar mold.

You now have a great centerpiece for your dining room table or a coffee table.

You can even display your bottle brush tree DIY on your kitchen counters!

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overhead view of DIY brush trees - J Dub By Design
Bottle Brush Trees in a Sugar Mold

Sugar Mold Brush Trees - J Dub By Design™
A nighttime view

Sugar Mold Brush Trees - J Dub By Design™
DIY Sugar Mold with Bottle Brush Trees

Need More Inspiration?

I’ve got you covered for fall and Christmas.

Check out my DIY Fall Table using Wood Remnants to set the most perfect Thanksgiving table – indoor or outside.

If you are looking for a centerpiece for your table that is not only easy, but WOW worthy, check out my floating candle floral centerpiece.

For your front door, you don’t want to miss my tutorial on making your own Christmas swags.

And these bottle brush trees will be adorable Christmas decor anywhere in your home.

Don’t forget to try my method to clean all your glass surfaces. You will never rely on Windex again.

Have you seen the DIY outdoor dining space I just completed?

My old and tired wooden table and chairs got a whole new lease on life!

Here’s another DIY furniture project where I also used wax. The finish is fabulous!.

Have you ever dried an artichoke? This DIY is so easy to complete. You will end up with the most gorgeous muted dried pieces to use in all your floral decor.

Do you want to create a beautiful moss wreath like mine? I have a tutorial! This would an excellent gift for that special lady for in your life.

Have you seen my Aged Pot Tutorial? It’s a great way to transform any piece of pottery into an aged antique beauty!

Looking for Some Holiday Desserts?

Chocolate lovers will be in Heaven with my Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake.

You definitely want to try out my Holiday Pound Cake with Old Fashioned Caramel Icing.

My apple rosettes are a statement worthy dessert that are surprisingly easy to create.

J Dub’s Lemon Meringue Cheesecake is the perfect way to end a meal.

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