Time and time again, we’ve seen the same old holiday decor trends of soft lighting and icy fixtures. It’s time to switch things up with these beautifully colourful rainbow bottlebrush trees. These rainbow bottlebrush trees are fun and easy to create and add that extra pop of pizzazz to your holiday decor. Follow these steps to make your own DIY rainbow bottlebrush trees.
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- Natural undyed bottlebrush trees (variety of sizes)
- Gel food colouring or fabric dye (variety of colours)
- Mason jars/cups
- Paper towel/rags
Step One: Fill 2 mason jars with water. One jar will be for dying the trees, the other will be a rinse jar.
Step Two: Use a toothpick to add a small amount of gel food colouring into one of the jars. Mix well.
Step Three: Use tongs to place some bottlebrush trees inside the jar. The longer the trees stay inside the jar, the richer the colour will be.
Tip: To create an ombre effect, let some trees stay in the jar longer than others. And feel free to add more food colouring on a second batch to help diversify the colours even more!
Step Four: When ready to remove the trees from the dye jar, place them into the rinse jar for 1-2 minutes. This will ensure that any leftover colouring will not rub off on surfaces on display.
Step Five: Remove trees from the rinse jar and place them on a paper towel or a rag. Let dry fully.
Step Six: Repeat this process with multiple colours of gel food colouring to create a rainbow look.
Step Seven: Put the trees on display on a mantle, shelf or windowsill and enjoy all season long!
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Photos courtesy of The Craft Aisle
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