DIY bottle brush trees? Yes, it’s possible to make your own!
I was recently challenged to shop my local dollar tree and find an item I could upcycle into bottle brush trees.
Once I walked by the toilet brushes, I knew they would be the solution – I purchased 7 of them for $8.75.
I immediately went home and gathered my supplies.
Drill and bits
Scrap 2×4 wood (or get creative and use a kids play block, etc)
Using my saw, I chopped down my 2×4 into smaller blocks, which would serve as the tree bases.
Then I used sand paper to give them a light sand and soften the edges.
It was time to get going on the DIY bottle brush trees.
I cut the handle off, then snipped the brush part into 2 sections making sure they were not the exact same size.
You have to use quite a bit of pressure cutting the brush wire, so be prepared for that.
I repeated these steps on all seven brushes, and once they were all cut all cut, I used my scissors to trim all the brushes to a tapered tree look at the top.
After the DIY bottle brushes were finished, I took my drill and bit and drilled holes in each wood block as close to the center as possible.
I chose my bit based on the diameter of the brush wire.
Using my glue gun, I added some glue to the hole and placed the tree inside.
The glue sets up in about 30 seconds.
This step went by quickly, and in less than 30 minutes I had 14 bottle brush trees.
If you like your trees to be simple and white, you would be finished with this project, but I love color, so I grabbed 7 different colors pf spray paint from y basement stash.
I sprayed on two even coats on two trees with every spray paint color until they were al coated to perfection!
It’s really as easy as that to make your own trees!
I added them to our entryway table along with my acrylic house set, and sprinkled in some sparkly faux snow.
Of course I had to add my DIY holiday car to the mix too. 🙂
After living with the setup for a day, I decided to move it all to a mid-century cabinet in my home office nook. I like it there so much better!
Oh, and these are the curtain lights I swear by and have used for more than 4 years. I even got a second set for our dining room windows.
I’m in love with my DIY bottle brush tree set, and will use them to decorate each holiday moving forward.
What do you think? Would you try this method? Don’t get my wrong, I’ve purchased many bottle brush trees from stores, but making my own in 30 minutes was fun – and unique.