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
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.