Bleached bottle brush trees with vintage sheet music base tutorial

 I have been busy this year.
Sometimes even too busy to go to my happy place...
the aisles of a craft store.

I'm super excited that I found a new happy place with Consumer Crafts.
An on-line craft store that lets me shop from the comfort of my home
or while sitting in the bleachers at swim team practice.

You can find the catalog here.

A few weeks ago I showed you how easy it was to shop at Consumer crafts.
Today, I'm going to show you a few of the items that I ordered and how I got crafty with them.

I shared with you my little experiment that I did, trying to bleach my own
"vintage" bottle brush trees.
I learned a few things.
One of those things, was that I needed sisal trees,
and guess what?
I was able to find sisal trees {on sale!} 
and everything else I needed from

Here is what you need to make your own bottle brush trees:
Darice Extra fine glitter in silver and white
vintage music pages

I start with a mix of half water and half bleach and let mu trees soak in the bleach water until they are at the desired color.  The longer they stay in the water, the whiter they become.

Let your trees air dry.

Once your trees are dry,
paint tacky glue in a thin coat onto the branches.

Sprinkle your glitter onto your trees.

The fun part is embellishing your trees.
Use your wooden spools as a base and glue on vintage sheet music and a button,
or skip the spool and glue on a small piece of sheet music to the bottom of the tree.

I placed my trees in an old cloche with some faux snow.

It's a fun quick project for this Christmas!
Know what else is fun?
The chance to win a Cricut Expore machine.
Enter to win!

disclaimer: this is a sponsored post written by me.  All opinions are 100% my own.


Unknown said...

I could not imagine bleaching the trees until I saw the results. Lovely.

Unknown said...

Something for the Disney vacation scrapbook I'm working on! Great giveaway!

justicecw said...

I would love to make some handmade cards. Thanks for the chance

MaryBeth said...

My daughters have turned our house into "Christmas craft central" so I think we'd like to make greeting cards first.

sydneysnana said...

We would use it to make ornaments first....then we would never look back.."just keep on cuttin"

The Westbys said...

My teenage daughter would go crazy with this machine.

Jessica said...

I would love to use this for my classroom!!!

Unknown said...

I would make vinyl decorations for my 4 daughters bedrooms ��

Laura said...

I would use the Cricut to make cards.

Unknown said...

I have a laundry list of projects i would use the Cricut for but my immediate need is to make a banner for my son's upcoming Air Force graduation.

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