In Anticipation…

Aug 28, 2009

of my upcom­ing work­shop “All Hal­low’s Eve” below is a tuto­r­i­al I put togeth­er show­ing you how to recre­ate this super cute Hal­loween themed Bot­tle Brush Tree. You all are going to love this one… promise!

Halloween Bottle Brush Tree

Sup­plies Need­ed: Bot­tle Brush Tree, Clorox Bleach, Maya Road Maya Mists Orange, Gold Mer­cury Glass Beads, Black Seam Bind­ing, Moth­er of Pearl But­ton, Black Embroi­dery Floss, Vin­tage Paper, Gold­en Rod Stick­les, Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Tweez­ers

Instruc­tions:

  • In a well ven­ti­lat­ed area or out­side place a mix­ture of 1/3 warm water and 2/3’s Bleach into a glass con­tain­er. The amount made will deter­mine how many trees you will be bleach­ing at one time.  Place tree(s) into mix­ture and let set until bleached.  Once bleach­ing is com­plete remove from mix­ture and allow to dry.

Bleached out and dried bottle brush tree

  • Using Maya Road Maya Mist (Orange) light­ly spray onto bleached bot­tle brush tree. I lined my kitchen sink with paper tow­els, set the tree on top of the paper tow­els and light­ly mist­ed the tree. Once dyed light­ly blot the tree using paper tow­els and let dry.

Misted Bottle Brush Tree

  • Accent your dried tree using Gold Mer­cury Glass Beads, Black Seam Bind­ing and a Moth­er of Pearl But­ton. I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue for my adhe­sive. I found it eas­i­est to hold the Gold Mer­cury Glass Beads with tweez­ers when attach­ing them to the tree.

Accented Bottle Brush Tree

  • Cre­ate a small ban­ner with a strip of paper that says “Hap­py Hal­loween”. The strip of paper needs to mea­sure approx­i­mate­ly 7.5″ in length. Accent the edges of the ban­ner using Gold­en Rod Stick­les and let dry. Once dry wrap the ban­ner around the tree and attach using a hot glue gun.

Attach "Happy Halloween" Banner

Now for a few more sneak peeks… enjoy!

All Hallow's Eve Sneak Peek

All Hallow's Eve Sneak Peek

All Hallow's Eve Sneak Peek

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