Snowed In: Vintage Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Ornament

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Xmas Welcome 

Why yes! I do have a slightly obsessive personality. Thanks for noticing.

In true Fox Hollow fashion, I made one clear glass ornament craft… and then another… and another.

I will admit to hunting the house trying to find more tiny things to stuff inside these clear glass ornies too. I did make myself stop but it was fun while it lasted!

Snowed In: Vintage Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Ornament

Vintage Mica Snow Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

This ornament features a tiny, bottle brush tree. Via the Dollar Tree of course. Remember, not only am I obsessive, I’m cheap as well. Great combo. My hubby is a lucky man. hahaha. If only I liked to cook? Hey, I keep a clean house. He can’t have everything.

Well… mostly clean, except when I’m crafting. Then the house is a little disaster’ish , plus that also means I’ve probably been too busy to cook. Oops.

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You can see I’ve got printables, pine cones, ornaments and snow globes going. I was in the mood.

Man am I glad that man loves me {big grins}. Hi honey!!

. Diy Clear Glass Christmas Tree Ornament Craft Tutorials

So far I’ve made; Sequin Ornaments, Button Ornaments, Candy Cane ornaments and now these Bottle Brush Tree Ornaments. I also made some vintage mica snow ornaments, and some iridescent sequin/glitter hybrids as well… but I’ll spare you those. They are no-brainers. (The pure mica filled ornament is gaw-geous though!! ) You should totally make some of those is you lean towards vintage.

Okay, that is mean to tease, so here is a peek…

Vintage Mica Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

(and you make them just like the sequin ornament.)

They just about glow. Serious Christmas magic going on folks!!

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Anyhow… back to the Bottle Brush Tree version.

Diy Christmas Tree Ornaments Clear Glass Vintage Bottle Brush

 TO MAKE:

-  First take your wee tree and get that ready. To do that. Remove the plastic bottom off your bottle brush tree. They just screw off. I could only find the real dark green so I altered mine. If you need to do that too, then hold b,it y stem and lightly brush with white craft paint for a frosty/snowy look. While still tacky, dip or dust with mica snow/glitter type medium of choice. Set aside to dry. If your tree is your desired color to start with, lightly mist with spray glue and add mica or glitter. Again, set aside to dry.

- Next, remove ornament top and set aside.

- Add a splash of floor wax to your clear glass ornament. A small funnel comes in handy. Cover with thumb, lightly swirl about half way up the ornament. DO NOT COAT or you won’t be able to see the tree!

- Insert funnel into wax bottle and make a quick flip to pour excess wax back in the bottle.

- Add your filling to the ornament. In this case, VINTAGE MICA SNOW! If you can’t find it, semi sheer diamond dust is fine. You do not want an opaque finished project, you want to see the wee tree.

Lightly swirl, just up the sides. Like a little snow flurry.

-  Set Aside.

- No get your dry tree and cut off the wire stem with wire cutters.

- Starting with the tip down, insert your tree by gently pushing while swirling at the same time.

- Replace ornament top.

- Jiggle around till it sits how you like it.

- Admire your whimsical, vintage-y ornament!!

 

Vintage Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

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Just a little Merry Christmas from me to you.

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Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage
Welcome to the cottage! You can expect to find budget and beginner friendly diy's, before & afters, decorating ideas, crafts, tips, recipes.. and whatever else I've got my fingers in at the time. From thrifted junque.. to gold polka dots and glitter. I like a little bit of everything and I sprinkle it around with abandon!
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