Bottle brush trees are all the rage again this year and I have fallen totally in love with them — especially when they are in jars.
After perusing Pinterest for a few hours, I decided to make one of my own.
When I showed this off at the store, I was asked to turn it into a class, so I did (see the descriptions at the right).
For those of you who cannot take the class, here’s how I did it …
First, I sprayed the tree (from Tim Holtz) with a mixture of Distress Reinker, Perfect Pearls and water and set it aside to dry.
I wanted to make sure that the tree was entirely above the rim of the jar, so I traced this lid and cut out circles of chipboard to give it some height.
I layered the chipboard pieces with dimensional foam tape.
I covered the top layer with some Christmas paper from Bo Bunny so it will be pretty if the snow doesn’t cover the whole base.
Then I attached the tree to base and added gold cord for garland and beads for ornaments.
I covered the ring with Vintage Silver Enamel Powder. A thick coat helps to cover some of the ridges so it looks more like a piece of home decor and less like a functional ring.
Once that was done, I poured some Faux Snow by Art Glitter into the jar, then attached the lid with the tree on it and then the ring. I tipped it back over to watch the snow fall and then added some tinsel and tulle around the base.I still have a tree and a wreath left, so I think I’m off to make some more!