Let me bring you a super easy wreath project. You can make this cheerful and charming bottle brush tree wreath to brighten your winter.
This beautiful wreath you can use for Christmas and during winter. If you are not a crafty person, I got you! It is why I love creating projects that can be easily done at any skill level.
There is something about bottle brush trees that makes you want to touch and feel them. They are simple yet can be elegant too in your holiday and winter decorations.
This week, I will be bringing you two wreath projects. This bottle brush tree wreath that can stay out until the spring. The second wreath later this week, you can use during any season due to the uniqueness of it.
Both wreath projects this week will be easy to recreate! You will have beautiful decorative wreaths for your home.
The magic of bottle brush goes beyond aesthetics. The soft, fluffy texture is a winter wonderland for your fingertips. You can find bottle brush trees in so many different sizes and colors these days. Check the dollar bins at Target or Dollar Tree to find some. Most of my bottle brush trees were found at Target or Hobby Lobby at a very reasonably price.
Cheerful and Charming: Bottle Brush Wreath to Brighten Your Winter
You can make your wreath as small or as large as you want with the size of your bottle brush trees.
This project will take only 15 minutes from start to finish to hanging. Now it is time to have some fun!
- 14 inch wreath Preserve Boxwood or faux pine or boxwood
- 3-5 Small bottle brush trees in various colors (1″ – 1.5″)
- 2″ wide ribbon of choice
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Floral wire, plastic tie or craft pipe cleaner for hanging
- Fake snow, optional
- Wooden dowel, pencil or popsicle stick (to press snow into the wreath)
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1. What To Use To Hang Your Wreath
To begin, let us add something to the wreath to hang it later. I find this step is easier to do before you get started adding items to the wreath.
You can cut a piece of floral wire, plastic bag tie or use a craft pipe cleaner to the back of the wreath. Twist the bag tie around several times to make sure it will not come loose. Next tuck the ends towards the wreath. This way, if you are using floral wire it will not scratch you or your door/wall.
2. Add You Ribbon
Here I am using 2 inch wide sage color velvet ribbon. You gently wrap the ribbon around the boxwood wreath and tie a simple bow.
Cut the tails of your bow to the desire length. I left my tails a few inches long. You can see in the finished photo below to get an idea of the length.
Why are we not doing the bow last? Mainly because the ribbon is wrapped around the wreath. The snow and bottle brush trees will sit on top of it.
3. Add The Bottle Brush Trees
The base of the bottle brush trees will need to be remove. For my wreath, I selected three trees. You can add more or less. It is a personal preference. Two of my trees are the same size. The dark pink tree is shorter. On this 14″ size wreath, 3 to 5 small trees work well.
With wire cutter, snip the wooden bases off the trees. Heat up your glue gun.
Dab a generous amount of hot glue to the bottom and wire on the bottle brush tree. Place it in the center of the wreath above your bow. Apply pressure for the tree to take hold on the wreath.
Pick up the next tree and dap hot glue at the bottom. Place the tree to either the left or right side of the first tree. Repeat until you have your trees glued to the wreath.
I love the dark pink, ivory and aqua colors together with the green of the boxwood and the soft sage color of the ribbon.
4. Add Faux Snow, Optional
I am using some pull a part faux snow in this wreath. This step is completely optional. Dap some hot glue where you want the snow to be placed around the trees. Be sure to use a wooden dowel or pencil to press the snow into the hot glue. It will prevent you from getting any burns on your finger tips.
Bottle Brush Tree Wreath to Brighten Your Winter
How easy was this project! Look how beautiful the wreath turned out. You can hang it just about any where in your home.
If using a preserve boxwood wreath, it should be used indoors only. You will need to hang it somewhere out of direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause your wreath to fade.
Need a larger wreath? Not a problem! Just adjust the size of the trees to the right scale of the wreath’s dimension. On a larger wreath, you can place larger trees in the back with medium to small trees towards the front. There are so many options.
You can also give you wreath a snowy effect by gluing the pull a part snow found at local craft stores around the base of the trees.
The wreath is hung above my double French Doors to my home office. The background is from an antique child’s crib in a creamy white. A fun architecture piece on the wall.
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