12.17.2012

Glitter Bottle Brush Tree

This time of year everything is better with glitter on it! I just can seem to stop glittering.
These are bottle brush trees that I glittered today when I should have been doing many other things that were not as fun as this project.

Supply List:
Spray Adhesive, silver glass glitter, mica snowflakes, craft tac glue, vintage white paint, bells, cork tops and bottle brush trees.

First I lightly sprayed the tree with adhesive and sprinkled on the silver glitter. Then I took my bell and glued the top of it and stuck in the tree.  I used a hemostat to hold the bells to put in the tree. It seems whenever I do a project that is small in size my fingers seem to triple in size so the hemostat makes it so a lot easier.

I painted the cork bottoms with a vintage white paint. Once the paint was dry I applied the glue to the cork and rolled it around in the mica snowflakes.  Last I took off the bottom of the tree, put a hole in the top of the cork and stuck in the tree.

19 comments:

  1. Love these! Too cute! Thanks for the tutorial. http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

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  2. What pretty wee trees! They look so much better without the plastic bottoms exposed like that. A little glitter is all it takes to bring on the romance of these tiny trees!

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  3. Anything bottle brush is a favorite of mine. Love the idea of the cork bottoms.

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  4. I love bottle brush trees. You might want to check out my latest post: http://onceuponafirefly.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-is-it-about-vintage-style-bottle.html. Your how-to is great. I plan to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Soo pretty! These must have been really fun to decorate. Thanks for linking on Printabelle. Happy Holidays!

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  6. Hi Paula! I saw your very cute trees over at the "Clever Chicks" blog party. I am in love with bottle brush trees this year. I really like the way you have decorated yours with jingle bells...I have never seen those used before on the little trees...such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing how you achieved such a darling look for your decorated trees.

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  7. I'm stopping by from the Blog Hop. What a clever idea to decorate your own bottle brush trees.

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  8. These are so cute!! I love the glitter idea! Visiting over from Clean & Scentsible Creative Spark. Happy Holidays!!

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  9. I can totally relate on opting for the much more fun projects than other things. :) these are so cute- stopping by from two yellow birds and following!

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  10. stopping in from the grow your blog blog hop! how cute is this! i love these so much.

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  11. Featuring YOU today! Thank you for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/12/20-holiday-ideas-recipes-crafts-take.html

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  12. Oh wow what a really clever idea. They came up really nice.

    Merry Christmas.

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  13. Hi Paula, I'm your newest GFC follower. You have a lovely blog and trees are adorable. You can visit my blog at http://cake-cookie-pie.blogspot.com/

    Merry Christmas!

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  14. We really love this project and it is our top featured project this week in Feature Friday! Woot! Congrats!
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/28/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-29/
    Susie @Bowdabra

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  15. Guess what, Paula? We are still loving this project! You are in our Top 12 Feature Friday Post from 2012. We loved it so much that you are one of the top 12 featured blog projects submitted into our Feature Friday Linky.

    Thank you for sharing your talents with us in 2012. We can't WAIT to see what you will share in 2013. We would LOVE to feature a fun project from your blog on our blog's SHOW N TELL feature. It can be a project that you have on your blog, recipe or anything fun! Please email me at susie@bowdabra.com and let me know if there is a project I can get from your blog or if you have something new. Your blog would get the link back to your blog plus we would share it with all our social media sites.

    Thanks and have a Happy 2013.

    Susie and the entire Bowdabra Team!
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/04/feature-friday-2012-bowdabra-top-12-crafty-showcase-picks/

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