Here is an easy and affordable Christmas project to make! This bottle brush tree wreath costs about $20 to make but looks much more expensive…plus only will take about 15 minutes to make! Ready to see more…
DIY Bottle Brush Tree Wreath
So when I was scrolling through all my favorite retail websites in the Fall looking for Christmas inspiration for this season I saw the prettiest wreath on the Anthropologie website...it was so cute… little trees, sparkly houses, and plenty of fake fluffy snow…but friends, it was $189!!!!
Are you kidding me…I will decorate my entire house for Christmas plus get all my crafting supplies for less than that!!!!
Well, I hung that picture on my Christmas mood board to figure out a way to recreate a super affordable version…and boy, I just made it for under 20 bucks!!
Friends, you don’t have to be super crafty to do this either…if you can handle a glue gun then you can make this one!!
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The most important thing was to find bottle brush trees that wouldn’t break the bank!
I found my trees on Amazon, the set of 48 trees was $16.98. There are 4 different colors and 4 sizes of each of the trees. There are really cute too!
Bottle Brush Trees
I don’t think you will find a better price on a set of 48!
For this project, I am using a 12-inch wreath that I already had in my stash. Any grapevine wreath will work but make sure it is only 12 inches because that’s the perfect size for the 48 bottle brush trees that come in the set.
A larger wreath will look amazing… but be sure to buy 2 sets of the bottle brush trees!! Still not a bad price for a showstopping wreath for the holidays though!!!
Attach the Bottle Brush Trees to Wreath
Get your hot glue gun ready because you will need it. All I did was start with one of the largest size trees, put a bead of hot glue down the back and press it onto the wreath. It really didn’t take too much glue to adhere the bottle brush trees to the wreath.
After the larger tree was on I nestled the other sizes of the trees around it. I varied the colors as I went.
There are 8 larger size trees in the pack, 2 of each color so I placed them on opposite sides of the wreath from each other
Working my way up the left side of the wreath attaching the trees and keeping them upright.
To get a 3D effect I would glue a small tree on top of a larger one.
Don’t stress…there isn’t a wrong way to do this one!
Here’s a better look of the wreath once I had attached all the bottle brush trees to it.
Add “Snow” to the Wreath
Now you can totally leave the wreath with just the bottle brush trees and it looks fantastic…but for a little extra festive look I added “snow”
You will need just a small amount of polyfill batting, you could even get away with cotton balls…or unzip a throw pillow and grab a little handful (hey, don’t laugh…it’s free!)
I grabbed really small puffs of the cotton and tucked it in between the trees and around the inside and outside edges of the wreath form.
When I grabbed a puff of the cotton batting I pulled it apart smaller with my fingers to get a lighter effect when I used it between the trees.
Finished Bottle Brush Wreath
Amazing what you can whip together in 15 minutes!! Plus this beautiful wreath cost me less than 20 bucks!!
- Hot Glue Gun
Start with one of the largest size trees, put a bead of hot glue down the back and press it onto the wreath.
After the larger tree is glued on use the smaller size trees around it. Vary the colors as you go.
Glue smaller trees onto larger trees to create a more 3D effect.
Work up one side of the wreath attaching the trees and keeping them upright.
Once all the bottle brush trees are attached to the wreath add small puffs of polyfill batting to create a snowy effect around the trees and also on the outer and inner surface of the grapevine wreath.
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