Wednesday, December 3, 2014

pink flamingos

I like to play with bottle brush trees every year.
This year Lucy McGillicuddy had some input.

The super easy how to:
(kids love this project too)
Darice Sisal Trees from the craft store
Wooden spool or some other base
Acrylic paint
mod podge

First, I dilute the bleach (about 1T bleach to 12 oz water). Then I soak the trees in the diluted bleach, one at a time, about 5 minutes. They come out a pale green - which is nice too. I give them a good rinse and let them dry. Once they're dry, I paint them with watered down acrylic paint. Thinning your paint will give you better coverage without clumping. When the paint is dry, you're ready for glittering. I just brush on some mod podge and then shake on some glitter. Ultra fine glitter is a what is a like to use, but chunky glitter would look great too. Last step is painting the wooden base under the tree a fun bright color and when that's dried, gluing it onto a base if you want to.

I hope you liked this little how to ... chances are you've already been there and done that ... and I'd love to hear your own twist on the tale. 


Corrine at said...

Most brilliant colors. Just saw a tutorial on "Just Something I made" to make your own for the future. Pretty easy. I may stick to my paper version. So easy to make too. Love that pink. xox

Gayle Price said...

These are so cute and so bright and pretty. I love them on the cotton reels (with the cotton still there ). Your colours are just beautiful. xx

amy of four corners design said...

absolutely delightful!

Caterina Giglio said...

and I love your gold glitter deer...

Elizabeth said...

I love these! Oliver once made something like this for me for Christmas -- they are on cork bases, and each holds a votive. I love pulling them out each Christmas and oohing over them again!

Elizabeth said...

When you say that you paint them with acrylic, do you use a brush or just dip them in the paint?

Vicky Carter said...

I love this idea. My grandkids and will try this. Great idea