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Customize bottle brush trees for your holiday decor.
I dyed a large package of bottle brush trees, half turquoise-green and half red.

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  • How to make a recycled model. Bottle Brush Trees - Step 1
    Step 1

    Assemble your trees and divide into how many different groups you need for various different colors.

  • How to make a recycled model. Bottle Brush Trees - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bleach them in hot water and bleach. I almost used a whole jug between the two batches. This took almost the entire afternoon.

  • How to make a recycled model. Bottle Brush Trees - Step 3
    Step 3

    I ended up getting a little more of the dye off - but as you can see - they only got to be a yellowish color. Keep this in mind when you pick your colors of dye. Yellow + blue = green (they're original color). I made this mistake - and ended up double dyeing in two additional packets of turquoise dye to make them a greenish-blue. (should have thought this out before going with blue dye!)

  • How to make a recycled model. Bottle Brush Trees - Step 4
    Step 4

    Let them dry overnight. Give them a dye bath. For my set of 10 trees - I used two packages of each color in hot water with salt. (following the directions on the dye package)

  • How to make a recycled model. Bottle Brush Trees - Step 5
    Step 5

    Let them dry on a towel. Then assemble them in your house!

  • How to make a recycled model. Bottle Brush Trees - Step 6
    Step 6

    Happy Trees and Deer in my apartment.

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
woooow love this!!!!!!
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Kata B.
Kata B. · Csömör, Pest County, HU · 24 projects
really creative idea! Happy
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