Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shabby bottle brush trees...

 Made a trip to our favorite craft store... Yeah, you know the one...Michaels.
Looking for these bottle brush trees of our childhood.
All these were in a package for $21.00 but on sale for $16.00...not a huge bargain but will have to do.

I wanted to try changing these from green to antique white..soo here we go! 
 Filled the kitchen sink with warm water ...enough to just cover the trees and added a couple cups of bleach...I don't think it's an exact Science, so just go for it.
Took about 20 minutes for the little cuties to turn white...the Chef and I both very impressed at the powers of BLEACH!
Rinsed them off and let them dry!
Once dried...just fluff them up a bit and your good to go!
I plan on spraying these and adding a little "Sparkle".
I couldn't be happier with the results...go ahead, give it a try!
xo, Kathy and the Chef.


  1. I love these little trees! I have seen this done before and love the idea. I tried to do one last year and since it was an actual vintage one I was being careful and didn't use enough bleach. It's still quite green. :) I should find some cheap ones and do them. Pamela

    1. Go for it Pamela...
      I love how they turned out and adding the sparkle just makes them even sweeter!
      xo, Kathy

  2. I have to get over to Michaels and get some of these! I like them white! And with some sparkles they will be even more beautiful!

    1. Post them Sandy...after you've tried it.
      I know you'll be happy with them.
      xo, Kathy

  3. those white trees are adorable!
    i love flocked trees at Christmas.

  4. Hi Kathy!

    This is such a great idea. I would have just spray painted them but this way they will be more delicate with the added sparkles. You sure are getting a head start on Christmas :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  5. Great idea..thank you..saw cuties..put a tiny tree in a tea cup..with small pine cones and moss..all on it's a pretty place setting:-) u

  6. Yes!...feeling like Christmas this year finally!
    been having fun filling up on everyones blog's and magazins.
    Think I did see a tree in a tea cup somewhere...
    bloggers are the best.

  7. Hi darling, I sure hope they have some left. I think I take Mr. P to the doctor on Monday, if things go right I'm hoping to stop in and check out the selection.. can't go wrong with sweet trees... hugs ~lynne~

  8. Very cute. I wonder if once white you can dye them others colors like aqua?

  9. Dearest Kathy,
    Thank you for your kind visit to my blog and your thoughtful comment. Yes, I agree...Our love for the Lord brings our hearts together and makes us kindred spirits. Last night, I couldn't sleep and started your blog posts from the very first one. What a talented gal you are and, oh, how you love the Lord. It's clear that all you do is a testimony of God's goodness and faithfulness. My heart was broken when I began seeing your precious posts about the love of your life and his struggle with cancer. What a wonderful man of God he was and is...and, what a comfort it is knowing that he is safe in the arms of our Savior, Messiah, Redeemer and very best friend, Jesus/Yeshua.
    Thank you for the blessings that you have brought across the blogosphere to me this day.
    God bless you, my precious new friend,
    Carolynn xo

  10. I certainly think you could try dying the trees after bleaching!
    Let me know if that works...

    and are so kind.
    xo, Kathy

  11. I love these-they turned out so cute! Thanks for following me and your sweet comment! I'm happily following you back :)


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