I love bottle brush trees! I might be slightly obsessed with them, actually. Today’s project is an alternative way to display them on DIY Christmas blocks for your holiday decor.
Bonus is that these cute trees can stay up beyond Christmas. Since they are mounted on themed Christmas blocks, you can turn the blocks around to the back-side (hiding the “JOY” letters) and you have a fun January winter wonderland!
Supplies needed to make your own sisal tree Christmas blocks:
- Sisal Bottle Brush Trees
- Bottle Brush Christmas Trees
- Unfinished Wood Blocks for Crafts
- Darice Chipboard Letters (J, O, Y)
- Americana Decor Everlasting White Chalk Paint
- Martha Stewart Sycamore Brown Satin Paint
- Darice Bright Red Matte Acrylic Paint
Begin by painting your wooden Christmas blocks with white chalk paint. Mine required two coats.
While the blocks dry, paint your chipboard letters red.
Apply stain to your white painted blocks. We are just going to antique them a little.
While the stain is still tacky, remove most of it using a damp cloth or disposable wipe. Let the stain settle into the cracks, and around the edges.
Adjust the paint/stain ratio to your liking. Mine ended up looking like this:
Let everything dry.
Then adhere the painted chipboard letters to the block centers.
I just used hot glue for this.
Using hot glue again, adhere your bottle brush trees to the tops of the Christmas blocks. Be generous with the glue here, you don’t want those cute trees to pop off!
That’s it! Simple, right! I love this trio of trees for a mantle, or for a holiday tablescape.
The classic color combo of the green trees, red letters and white blocks are sure to be a holiday favorite for you too.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).