Bottle Brush Trees and Apothecary Jars…Oh my…

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I believe my obsession with bottle brush Chrismtas trees began as a small child.  My mother had a little wooden village that she displayed at the holidays.  One of the most important parts of this village were the absolutely adorable bottle brush trees, lightly dusted with snow.  I have such fond memories of my mother setting up that little wooden village!

It was then the creation of Pinterest that helped further develop my obsession!  I searched bottle brush trees, and found so many beautiful pieces using such simple materials!  I knew that someday, somehow, I needed to make my own bottle brush tree masterpiece!

There was always one Pin on Pinterest that caught my eye!  It was this stunning Christmas scene inside of an apothecary jar!  At garage sales and thrift stores, I searched and collected beautiful apothecary jars.  All I needed were bottle brush trees.  Unfortunately, I never found any at garage sales or thrift shops.

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A few weeks ago, I was struck by luck!  My mother called me one more and told me that Michael’s Craft Store was handing out free $10 gift cards to the first 50 people that entered the store.  At first, I didn’t believe her.  I quickly got dressed and ran to the nearest Michael’s!  Sure enough, as I entered the front door, I was handing my very own $10 gift card!  I knew what I needed!  My mother and I found the Christmas decor and a HUGE section of bottle brush trees!!!  As luck would have it, the trees were 50% off!  A set of 21 bottle brush trees cost me only $11!  That means, with my $10 gift card, I only paid $1 for these trees!  I then ran to Joann Fabrics where I found white sand and glitter to complete my masterpiece!

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This project was SOOO easy!  I simply mixed together the white sand and glitter in a resealable bag!  That way, if I had any extra, I could save it for a future project!

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Last, I placed the tree in the apothecary jar, and I just simply poured the sand and glitter mixture over the top!  Simple, easy, elegant, vintage…etc…I could find thousands of words to describe these pieces!

If you have an obsession of bottle brush trees, apothecary jars, or BOTH, I highly recommend you give this project a go!  If you are feeling particularly adventurous, try finding everything you need at a thrift store or garage sale!

Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel!  I have a ton of fun Christmas content coming your way!

XOXO,
Kieren

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