Monday, November 11, 2013
Bottle Brush Trees on Corks
Tiny bottle brush trees lend themselves to a variety of decorative ideas. If you are following along by this time you have bleached your trees and dyed them.
2012 Tree bleaching HERE
2013 Let the bleaching begin HERE
2013 Dying the trees HERE
There were bags of wine corks at the thrift store. I sorted out the real cork ones and saved the plastic ones for later.
Used Distress Stain to darken each cork.
After the corks dried, I coated them with satin craft varnish.
I selected a group of both dyed and plain bleached trees.
These are the teeny ones from Hobby Lobby.
I tried staining the plastic corks, but as you can see in the pic, that just did not happen.
E-6000 (what would crafters do without this stuff?) affixed the tree to the cork.
A gold glitter pen around the base of the tree.
Still too plain - the trees needed, no, deserved something else.
I chose a lace in proportion to the size and glued it with Alene's Tacky glue (what would crafters do without this stuff?)
I lightly daubed some of the Distress Stain around each top.
I displayed them in a stained, cracked ironstone platter (what would crafters do without one?) with a few vintage Shiny Brites and fake snow.
I am not quite sure exactly how many of these I made. I do have a slight buzz from the E-6000 (what would crafters do without that buzz?)
They are now at Riverfront Antique Mall waiting for you.
I going to go sleep off the E-6000 buzz.
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