Bottle Brush Trees in Spindles
Why do people grab trash from the road? To make adorable decor!
I grabbed a trashed cart from the curb because it had solid wood spindle legs. I used a miter saw to cut off the ends. Using the holes that once held wheels, they became the perfect stumps for Christmas trees.
I used found objects and these same pink bottle brush trees (from hobby lobby!) last year (see the last picture) and wanted to make more this year.
The leg from a cart that was left on a curb for trash.
Here’s the piece I cut (and sanded) from the cart leg. It’s the very bottom and I removed the wheels.
The other side; where the wheels were attached.
This is the sample size of fusion paint in the color presses fern; a beautiful dark teal green.
This is the first project on which I used this color and I love it.
Paint the spindle pieces and let dry. I did 2-3 coats.
In this picture you can also see hot glue I applied generously to adhere the tree.
These bottle brush trees come in a box set of three. There’s other colors, but I’m a pink Christmas kind of girl. Who’s with me!? 🥰❤️
Hold the stem with pliers and twist off the wood end. Keep that for another project.
Take tree now and hot glue into the spindle.
Hold it in place for a few seconds while to hot glue sets.
Tada! So cute. I love this pink/teal color combo.
Add ribbon and you’re done.
Here are the ones I made this year with the ones from last year. As you can see, you can get creative picking items to pair with your tree.
Happy crafting friends!
DIY Christmas Decorations
- Pink bottle brush tree, set of three (Hobby Lobby https://www.hobbylobby.com/Christmas/Home-Decor-Pillows/De)
- Fusion paint in Pressed Fern (Independent retailer)