Mini Christmas Tree Ornaments and Place Card Holders
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. 😉 When 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.
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.
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Sheet of vintage-looking paper - I printed out a French dictionary page
FloraCraft Diamond Dust Glitter
Hat Pins - you only need these if you will be using your bottle brush ornaments as place card holders
Cut paper into strips to go around wood spools. Apply with craft glue.
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.Allow 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.If 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.There you have it. A thrifty cute craft that's perfect for the holidays. My post today dealt with Thrifty Crafts but the Christmas Blog Hop has something for everyone!Please 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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My Creative Days
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Atta Girl Says
Art is Beauty
Cottage at the Crossroads
Tuesday - Tablescapes
Postcards from the Ridge
Town and Country Living
Hunt and Host
Savvy Southern Style
All Things Heart and Home
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Wednesday - Wreaths
Our Southern Home
Mad in Crafts
Around The Watts House
Thursday - Thrifty Crafts
Dukes and Duchesses
Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
The Interior Frugalista
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Girl in the Garage
What a sweet, little project! I love these so much and your pictures are so great!!!! It has been fun touring with you this week! Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much, Lindsay, and it's always so wonderful to tour with you. 🙂
These are just too cute! Love the idea of using a page from a French dictionary!
Thank you, Susan! Have a lovely day.
How absolutely adorable! These are so sweet and I know my kids would enjoy making them. Pinning!
Thank you so much, Larissa! Your kids sound like the perfect crafters and creators just like their Mama. xo
How cute and clever are these little place cards! I just put a stash of bottle brush trees in my donation bin yesterday, dang. Love this idea Mary Beth!
Thanks so much, Marie, and I'm so sorry you just donated some. I do that all the time. Last week I wanted to vacuum my downstairs family room and couldn't find the NEW vacuum....yep, that's because I went on a decluttering binge and donated it to the thrift store. Sometimes I scratch my head at the things I do....OY! Have a great day.
These are adorable, Mary Beth! I love the vintage look and how sparkly you made them.
Thank you so much, Paula! I'm like a crow...I love shiny and sparkly things. 🙂
I love the detail/ effort you put into these mini Christmas tree ornaments! Great presentation in the pictures as well. The total package. 🙂
Thank you so much, Nick <3
So so cute!
Thank you, Kim!
I love bottle brush trees too! Love them Mary Beth 🙂
Thank you, Maryann!
Oh my goodness these are too cute!! Love!
These itty bitty trees are fabulous. And the dictionary paper...
Love this idea, Mary Beth! I'm a hoarder of bottlebrush trees and have a hard time turning them down at the craft store when I see a sale 🙂
Thank you, Jamie! I would love to see your collection. I want some pink ones next and maybe some blue...I'm a bit obsessed.