Sunday, December 05, 2010

~BOTTLE BRUSH TREES I CREATED~AND GIVING 1 AWAY~





~Over the coarse of TWO DAYS I worked and worked at trying my hand at BLEACHING, DYING and MAKING BOTTLE BRUSH TREES~
~I do not recommend DYING THE TREES once they are BLEACHED....THEY TURN OUT REALLY CRAZY COLORS, LIKE THE ONE ABOVE and BELOW~

~Overall, my COLORED Bottle Brush Christmas Trees turned out pretty cute~
~I was more IMPRESSED with the ones that I just BLEACHED.....this process took over 3 hours and I still had to pick out pieces of green color, this project is just that, A PROJECT, and way too much work for what it's worth....I suggest, JUST PAY THE MONEY and BUY THE ONES ALREADY ON ETSY.COM~
~STILL SWEET for the SHABBY COTTAGE CHRISTMAS HOUSE~
~The tree in the cup was my first one....I quickly learned that you need to use the BIG BALLS on the BOTTOM and progress them upward with the little ones at the top~
~I ended up using almost ALL of my years of collecting Vintage Feather Tree Ornaments for all 11 Trees.....COSTING ME WAY TOO MUCH MONEY to make these eleven trees, that does not include the bleach, food coloring, vinegar, glue gun and sticks, trees and the time it took me to make them...LOL~
Overall.....They all turned out CUTE......
AND I am going to be giving ONE of them away.
I will post the giveaway this week so stay tuned!!!!
Make it a great week!!!!
Love and Hugs, Amy

10 comments:

Susan said...

Really cute, Amy!

Shelley said...

They are wonderful but,does seem like a lot of work....blessings,Shelley

Shelley said...

They are wonderful but,does seem like a lot of work....blessings,Shelley

Shelley said...

They are wonderful but,does seem like a lot of work....blessings,Shelley

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
I love your bottle brush trees, they are so cute. I know they are hard to bleach and dye and it is time consuming. You did a wonderful job. Love the white and pink.

hugs
Sissie

cottageprims said...

They are sugary sweet.Love them.I'm with you though seems like alot of work.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sentimentally Me said...

those are absolutely ADORABLE! You crafty gurl, you!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I think you created some absolute beauties, Amy! I collect bottlebrush trees and also just got my granddaughter started on them, too! I'd be so honored to have one of your pretty ones, so please enter me for a chance to win one!!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I made alot too. Purple, green, blue ,pink, and the bleached out white. oh and tea dyed some too! They are fun. judy

Jillian said...

So cute! So sorry I missed the giveaway.... been a little under the weather but feeling better now! Where did you get the tree part? Old brushes? New brushes?