Paint and Glitter Make Everything Better…Bottlebrush Tree Decoration!

Paint and Glitter Make Everything Better…Bottlebrush Tree Decoration!

I’ve actually been pretty bad this week.  You see, I told myself that I was going to post something Christmas-y/Holiday-ish every single day in November and December.  And I’ve already had two days off, just this week.  In my defense, my son’s girlfriend came over for dinner for the first time on Thursday.  (I think it went well…she’s very sweet and I don’t think we terrified her overly much!!)  And on Saturday, I was working on Christmas decorations and crafts.  Plus, I was tired and I just couldn’t wrap my mind around anything that seemed interesting enough to write about.  I took the time instead to have a Girl’s Night Out with my Spizzie girl.  We have the best time together.  Er…at least, I think we do!!

I was puttering around yesterday and I found a bag of bottlebrush trees that I bought on clearance last year.  I didn’t have any particular project in mind when I bought them.   I just knew I could use them and they were super cheap.

They were also kind of ugly.  Luckily, I enjoy the occasional challenge!!

This is a picture of one of the trees before:


I suppose it’s not the most awful little tree you could ever find, but it was a little scrunched and I didn’t like the color very much.  There was just no pizzazz.

With a little paint and a little glitter, that was easily fixed!!

It’s very simple to do.  Just dab white acrylic paint on the “branches” of the tree.  I used more paint at the top of the tree to make the “snow” thicker and in some places, I dabbed paint toward the inside of the tree.  While it was still wet, I sprinkled crystal glitter over the whole tree.  You can make it as thick or thin as you want.  I wanted a little glisten, but I may do a double-glitter on my next batch.  It just depends on where I decide to put them and what kind of look I want to go for.  You never know, I may even try some different colors of paint and glitter!    No matter what I do, the “after” picture is definitely an improvement!!

So, how do you feel about glitter?

A Little Christmas Every Day

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  1. Love it! Thanks for the tip!