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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Supplies For Bottle Brush DIY
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
disposable lint free cloth
gold gilding wax
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.
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.
Next, dry brush white acrylic paint on each pot.
Using a disposable lint free cloth, wipe off the excess white paint so that some of the terra cotta peeks through.
Rub gold gilding wax around the edges of the pot.
Then shape the clay into a ball roughly the size of your palm.
Press the clay into the pot making sure the clay almost reaches the top of the pot.
Place your tree in the center of the pot and press the clay around the stem to stabilize the tree.
Now, using the small stem on the bead, press the beads into the clay around the clay so that the clay is covered completely.
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!
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!.
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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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Mary @ The Handcrafted HavenNovember 19, 2020 2:53 pm
This is my type of DIY project! Simple and gorgeous!! It love how it looks – thanks for sharing it!
DanielleNovember 19, 2020 5:10 pm
What a great idea! I always wonder what to do with those cute little bottle brush trees. Now I know!
Carol KarlNovember 20, 2020 3:36 am
Wow, great minds! I was actually thinking about doing something really similar to this (but not the same). I bought my materials but couldn’t find the trees – today I found the trees! Thanks for sharing this.
Kimberly SnyderNovember 20, 2020 3:01 pm
sooooo cute!!!!! I love it! I love sugar molds! I used to sell them in my shop! I may have to “copy” your idea! thanks for sharing!
ChristinNovember 22, 2020 4:32 pm
So pretty!! Great addition to the Christmas decor!