To continue with the bleached bottle brush trees, the next step is to decide whether to dye them or not.
Here is a group of the larger trees - remember use the cheap trees.
Of these I selected a few to spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I picked the ones with uneven colors or were too dark.
This group was purchased in a package of twenty-one from Lowe's.
The only trees in Walmart (yes, I went into the Evil Empire!) were sold individually. These five were dark green and only bleached to this olive color. I quite liked this color so they were put aside - no dying for these.
The smaller trees were dyed silver, pink, black, electric blue, and peach.
They looked so cute sitting in the aluminum sieve, I almost kept them.
Almost, I said.
A selection of the larger trees.
Depending on the color, you can use these all year long. I leave a small group of mine out.
The dying process involves spraying the mist over the trees ideally while holding them by the base.
Very messy! I do this outside and put them on my drying screens for a couple of hours.
Wear gloves if you care people will wonder why you have blue and pink fingers. It does not wash off easily.
I hope your bottle brush trees turn out merry and bright.
Up next? What to do with all these trees.
Speaking of Christmas, have you been to Life On Willie Mae Lane to sign up for Vicky's ornament exchange? Go to the post here to read the simple rules. You have until November 8th to sign up. It sounds like fun.
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