Saturday, November 8, 2014

Painted And Pearled

bottle brush trees, Christmas decor
Not all bottle brush trees are bleached and dyed.

Some get painted and pearled.

Started with white trees.

Sprayed a few silver.

Sprayed a few pink.

Sprayed a few old gold.

Let them dry a day.

Spritzed a little spray glitter.

Strung pearls on silver beading wire.

Wrapped around each tree.

Bottle brush trees -
both painted and pearled.

More trees coming soon!

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  1. Donna, you introduced me to bottle brushes and I always love to see what you come up with. Adorable . . especially with the pearls!

  2. Pretty! I might need a pink tree for my bedroom!! :)

  3. Last year, I dyed a bunch of bottle brush trees with RIT. Never thought to spray paint them!


  4. Your trees are so pretty Donna! Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Great idea Donna ... looking good with pearls. Good way to solve the problem with trees that won't bleach. Have a great week-end.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Love your trees!! Especially the pink ones. The addition of the pearls is so pretty.

  7. Soooo pretty! I love the colour combination. Great idea to add the pearls~

  8. Love your trees Donna.........going to try and do some myself. That vintage shop I went to yesterday gave me some inspiration..........their creations were just fabulous and they did a lot of different things with bottle brush trees.

  9. Those are so sweet! Love the pink ones...:) I don't know why I have never thought about spray painting them...especially when nothing is safe from my spray paint.

  10. Very pretty Donna! I especially like that they are not overdone. They are perfect.

  11. Miss Donna;
    I Love what you have done with these trees!!! They are too Beautiful!! the pearls really stand out as well as the paint and glitter.
    You are so talented, and you give so many people so much sheer JOY....... and so many create so many things. Thank-You :-)

  12. Now there's a way to have own bottle brush tree forest, how cute in other colors, love them. Just might have to try that, have spray paint will spray. Actually I don't get to spray paint, hubs thinks he's only one that can do it right and since I have other things to do I let him spray anything I need spraying.
    Putting wired pearls on trees gives them another little angle on looks of them. Glad you didn't put too much on trees, just enuf. Happy weekend and season. Pinning

  13. MAy have to steal this idea...hoping you strung those pearls and not hot glued...wink, Sheryl

  14. Can't wait to see what your little forest looks like when all the trees are done!

  15. They are gorgeous! I've got a bagful I've got to do something with...

  16. Super cute!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  17. These are so pretty! And sooo easy! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can't wait to party with you at

  18. Adorable! I saw so many of these while out this weekend at local gift/antique shop's Open House's. Pricey! I get mine at Walmart....oops, not vintage!!

  19. Hi Donna,
    Love these trees.
    How come every time a blog catches my eye at a party and I click on it's you again! We must like the same things!

  20. I LOVE the pink! I always bleach mine too, but painting is a great idea!

  21. Hello, My sister and I were just talking about these trees last night! I loved seeing how you made yours! Thanks!
    Blessings, Roxy

  22. These are super cute too Donna! Can't get enough of bottle brush trees can we? Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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