Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mini Bottle Brush Trees

I don't know if these exactly qualify as bottle brush trees.  I haven't been able to find them in my local dollar store or even at my local Target.  These two minis are from Michael's and they go with one of their little Xmas villages:
I did not do much to the trees but I did paint both little wood spools white.  Then I glued each tree on top.  For my finishing touch, I stamped Joyeux Noel and Peace onto some tea-stained seam binding. 
Then I kind of just draped them around each tree - tying the seam binding in the back.  Two petite lovelies but not feeling the true bottle brush vibe so if anyone has any advice on where to find some bigger ones, I'm all ears!

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Jeanine

10 comments:

Patti said...

Cute idea....Dollar Tree usually carries them

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'll see if I can find any for you here and I'll send them on. I'm sure they've got them at one of the antique marts here.

Jane said...

I really like what you did with the trees. The addition of the seam binding was a great touch and I love how they are elevated on the spools.
Jane

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing! What a talent! Thanks for sharing these fun crafts.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Martha said...

I like your little trees -- and I like the banners on the little trees.

Anonymous said...

Check Home Depot. I recently bought a bag of them there in assorted sizes.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is such a darling idea--Our Dollar tree had them tonight and I wasn't sure what I could do with them. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These are just ADORABLE! I LOVE the stamped ribbon -- what a perfect addition!

Betsy said...

Your trees are so sweet. I really like the way you stampled the ribbon for a personal touch.

abeachcottage said...

They look super cute :) and would look lovely around the house.