Sunday, December 16, 2012

Too new Bottle Brush Trees? Bleach 'em White.


Do you know how hard it is to find decent
        bottle brush trees?

I haven't found them anywhere I've looked.   
I wanted some white ones, 
So I decided to research and see what I could find.
Lo and behold, I found I could make new ones look old by simply bleaching them.
Easy Peasy.


Since it had been done, I didn't have to reinvent the wheel.
Bleaching the trees was seriously the easiest project I've ever done.

They are simply christmas village trees I bought at Michael's.
The best site for instructions I found was The Beehive Cottage
She has super easy instructions and good photos.
Here a quick little instructions of my own:


You can brush the tips with paint to regain the snow effect, 
Paint on glitter or re-dye them any color.
Aqua would be fab, which I may try.
I took off the white plastic bases. Easy, they just twist off.
I popped them into some silver sugar and creamers and into my blue tonka truck.

My new little white trees are quite charming.
But I must say that my heart is with the Jelinek Family in their search for Dani. 
As well as heartbroken for the families of Sandy Hook School.

All my love and prayers.
xo jeanne.

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