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.

brush trees in sugar mold - 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!

Make sure to Pin these images for later!

overhead view of DIY brush trees - J Dub By Design

brush tree DIY in sugar mold - J Dub By Design

brush tree sugar mold DIY outside - J Dub By Design

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