Bottle brush tree ornaments

I love bottle brush trees.  I have since I was a child.  Back then they were vintage and not considered chic but I still liked them.  Over the years I’ve always held on to that love of them and have bought random packages of big ones and small ones just to have them.  I’m strange like that. 😉 Bottle Brush Tree Ornaments and Place Card Holders at cupcakesandcrinoline.comWhen I was given the opportunity to join some blogging friends and share a Thrifty Christmas Craft I thought for a while and then inspiration struck, tiny bottle brush tree ornaments.  Mini tree decorated with bottle brush tree ornaments and buttons at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

These are so easy to make and are much cuter in person than they photographed so I hope you’ll give them a try.  You don’t need a whole lot to make them and another awesome thing about them is that they can double as place card holders for holiday dinners.

Supplies:

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Darice unfinished wood spools

Bottle Brush Trees, small  

Sheet of vintage-looking paper – I printed out a French dictionary page

Baker’s Twine

Mod Podge Sparkle

FloraCraft Diamond Dust Glitter

Hat Pins – you only need these if you will be using your bottle brush ornaments as place card holders

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Bottle brush trees atop wooden spools with vintage paper and glitter. The perfect Christmas ornament. cupcakesandcrinoline.comCut paper into strips to go around wood spools.  Bottle brush trees atop wooden spools with vintage paper and glitter. The perfect Christmas ornament. cupcakesandcrinoline.comApply with craft glue.

Bottle brush tree ornaments

Once dry, glue bottle brush trees to top of spools.

Apply Mod Podge Sparkle to the trees and paper on spools sprinkling on FloraCraft Diamond Dust Glitter while still wet if you desire more sparkle.Bottle brush trees atop wooden spools with vintage paper and glitter. The perfect Christmas ornament. cupcakesandcrinoline.comAllow to dry.  Wrap Baker’s Twine around spools twice and tie in small bows.  Add more twine or just to the top if you wish to use as ornaments.Bottle brush trees atop wooden spools with vintage paper and glitter. The perfect Christmas ornament. cupcakesandcrinoline.comIf you will be using these as place cards, cut more of the vintage paper into a banner shape, write the name of your guest using a Gold Sharpie pen and attach to bottle brush trees using the hat pin.Bottle brush trees atop wooden spools with vintage paper and glitter. The perfect Christmas ornament. cupcakesandcrinoline.comThere you have it.  A thrifty cute craft that’s perfect for the holidays.  Bottle brush trees atop wooden spools with vintage paper and glitter. The perfect Christmas ornament. cupcakesandcrinoline.comMy post today dealt with Thrifty Crafts but the Christmas Blog Hop has something for everyone!Mini Brush Tree ornaments and place card holders from cupcakesandcrinoline.comPlease check out the other bloggers below to see what they’re sharing – I promise you’ll find so much wonderful inspiration!

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