Here is a super easy and festive vintage holiday craft. I first made these trees about a month ago, but thought mid October might be a little too soon to be flooding the blog with Christmas related posts. Be thankful I was out of town, otherwise the Christmas posts would have began on November 1st!
All you need for this project are:
Bottle brush Christmas trees (available at craft stores)
Make sure to do this craft outdoors, as the bleach fumes can get a little overwhelming. Fill a tub or bucket with bleach, place trees in, turning regularly until color is gone. The smaller trees took about two minutes, but may take longer for you. Just watch, while turning, until almost all of the green has faded.
Place finished trees in a tub of water. I soaked them all in water for a good period of time, then rinsed and re-rinsed three or four times after. During the initial soaking I also used my tongs to swish them around a few times, which removed the majority of the “snow” on the needles.
Allow to dry overnight.
Tape off the base of the tree (unless you want it the same color as the tree).
Spray paint. I did about three coats, just to make sure they were fully covered.