DIY Christmas decorations with bottle brushes.

I've been scouring Etsy for cute vintage Christmas decorations for the past week and one thing that jumped out at me was bottle brush trees. But instead of buying them already decorated, why not make them yourself? They are a cheap and easy decoration for the holiday season. To start with, you need to buy some plain bottle brush trees.

I found these ones at Riot Arts and Crafts at Carindale, but I'm sure most art shops would have them at this time of year. Put them in a bucket of water overnight, with a cap of bleach to strip them back. They end up looking like this:

From here, it's really up to you what you want to do with them. Using spray paint or fabric dye, you could go traditional..

Or pastel

(image from Etsy)

Or jewel-toned

Or go crazy with the glitter

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