Thursday, December 18, 2008

Creating with Bottle Brush Trees....

Have you ever purchased a package of bottle brush trees and half of them be so messed up you wonder why you even purchased them?? Well... today I will tell you how to spruce up those little trees so they look like new! All it takes is a little hot water. You can just stand there and run the hot water over each one of them (which is actually better for each tree) or be lazy like me and stick all of them in the sink at one time and run hot water over them like crazy! This does take more of the color out of the tree! After you do this, just lay them out to dry on a towel. If the bottom comes off, just hot glue it back on or better yet make another project out of it! When they dry you have a bushy little bottle tree for a fantastic project like mine!


kathy said...

WOW love this - are ya doing TERESAs zine ??? -- i tried to bleach some -- green still in there somewhat --so ???? Kathy - ga -- sorry trying to catch -up

Mary said...

Thanks Yvette, and I love the star you created out of them, and the tree with the spool of thread as the base - love the little red ornament on top too.

After the holidays when I am out to see Sean (in Snellville) we do need to get together. And, of course you are welcome here any ole time dear friend!!!

Blessings to you and your family!!!

Creative Chaos said...

Well THAT is just BRILLIANT!! I need to run to the Dollar Store and stock up on these!
Thanks for the tutorial!!


Southern Fried Gal said...

Oh wow - creativity abounds here! I love the star ornament you made with these trees! I will be back for more inspiration! BTW, Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment love! Hope you'll visit again soon!

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