Friday, December 07, 2007

Bottle Brush Christmas Trees to make

I was looking for a tutorial on how to make Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

If you click on the above picture it will enlarge..any ways This tutorial was to me a old fashion way of making Bottle Brush Christmas Trees..I want some thing more vintage looking !

here is how Sarah says to do:
They are super easy to make. Buy a bag of those bottle brush trees for those Christmas train/village layouts. You know the ones? Dark green, white plastic bases, come in big packs of like 10 or 20 for $10 at the Garden Ridge type places. Fill your kitchen sink with hot water and 2 capfuls of bleach. Plop in a few trees. The bleaching starts to work immediately. If you want light green trees like I have above, remove when they are the right color and rinse them in cool water. If you want white trees, let them bleach all the way to white.
Want pink? Bleach to white, remove and rinse. Refill sink with hot water and add a little RIT dye (I used Rose Pink). Follow the instructions on the dye package for rinsing.
Once your trees are the color you want, let them stand up to dry on a towel. When completely dry you can add glitter by using those glitter glue pens you can find in the children's art supply stuff at any store.

Alrighty now run over to Clarice FoxClarice Fox
@ http://storybookwoods.typepad.com/storybook_woods/
OoOh...and take a look at her Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

5 comments:

Bettsi McComb said...

How wonderful, Sherrie! Thank you! Now, if I could just make the cute little glitter houses and such to go with the trees!

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

whOhOOO would'nt tiny glitter houses be just adorable! oh my a whole village !

Flora said...

Sherrie,
Thanks so much for this tut, I think I can do this!!
Blessings,flora

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Hi Flora I glad you enjoyed the tutorial I Love Bottle brush trees, besure to let me see your ok!!Many Blessing to you , Sherrie

Forever Vintage said...

I can't wait to try making them this weekend! It sounds pretty easy! Thanks for the info!!
Caroline~