Sunday, November 16, 2014

Silver And Gold

Bottle brush trees. gold metallic paint, Christmas trees
It is time for another bottle brush tree post.

I have an entire forest of tiny trees waiting to be completed.

Silver and gold - such traditional colors for Christmas.

I am still working on the huge box of trees I bought at the thrift store.

They are the stiff ones - some were probably expensive when new.

They do not bleach well or at all.

For this group I used a shiny metallic gold.

Wear a glove - you have to hold them as you spray paint.

I had a sterling silver bead necklace which had tarnished.

I strung the beads on silver beading wire.

Ten beads to a strand for these medium-sized trees.

Of course I did not count the beads to see if there were enough!

So the last tree has both silver and pearl beads.

You know, there is always one in every bunch that has to be different.

Now as you were reading this post, were you singing the Silver and Gold song?

Well, here's Burl Ives as Sam the Snowman singing.

Silver and Gold

by Z1DO4U

Sam the Snowman (Burl Ives) sings "Silver and Gold" from the Stop Motion Animated Christmas Classic Movie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. A Rankin/Bass Production (1964)

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  1. Donna, I like the pearl and silver beaded tree best. Think you have bought up all the brush trees. Haven't seen any anywhere except your blog. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  2. Love your trees. I finally bleached some and decorated them, took them to my booth and forgot to get a picture! Going to try and get more made.
    Have fun!

  3. You know I love your beaded, painted brush trees! When you said the stiff ones didn't bleach well reminded me of bleaching pinecones. I still get lots of comments from people who have tried bleaching pinecones - and can't. And it's annoying as in unbelievable that they can be bleached. Do you get the same response with not being able to bleach some bottle brush trees?

  4. you inspired me to bleach trees....and what the bead idea is looking like even more fun...Sheryl

  5. I really like the gold metallic trees! Gonna try that on all of mine.....two!!

  6. Love them all, Donna, especially the one with pearl and silver.

  7. I need to get out my stash of craft store bottle brush trees and get to painting! Thanks for the gloves tip :-)


  8. So pretty! I think my favourite are the ones with gold and pearls together~

  9. Yes, I'm singing and I love these little trees. My favorite part of the song is the squirrels, of course.

  10. Of course I was singing. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of our favourite Christmas shows. We still watch it when it comes on TV. I love your gold trees. The silver beads look great.

  11. I think they are great, Donna. Love the gold, love the pearls. But even a gold with all pearls would be pretty. I don't think you can go wrong!

  12. I always enjoy seeing what you have done with your bottlebrush trees. Love these in silver and gold. I am wanting to find an old toy truck to put one in the back for Christmas. I've yet to find one I like though. It's fun to hunt for one though and some day I will find it! Have a blessed week my friend!

  13. Love all of them, Donna ! Wish I could find some of these tiny trees, but so far no luck :-)

  14. I love your trees! I'm going to attempt to build a cardboard glitter village and add some trees like this to it. I'll have to check my local thrift store and see if I can score some. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Your little trees are so cute. I need one of those to do a scene in a jar. How bout sending me one. Do you use certain type of spray paint for your little trees? How lucky finding bag of bottle brush trees .Happy creating in this great season

  16. I love it when you do a tree post! I sprayed some little trees silver last year...never thought about gold..but they are lovely. Love the video! I love all the old Christmas specials.

  17. How do you manage to get it all done. I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere.

  18. Hi Donna !! Sorry a have a little english !! I love it when you do a tree post!

  19. Now look what you've done! Yes, that song popped into my head immediately, then I had to laugh when you mentioned it. It better not linger too long:-) Love your sweet little trees, mismatched beads and all. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

  20. Adorable! We love anything miniature here. Wait till I show my daughter your post. I guess I'll be up for buying bottle brushes and gold!

  21. I can't ever think of the words Silver and Gold without hearing that song. lol! Love the trees. They look elegantly but still vintage. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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