I have been collecting these ombré bottle brush trees for quite a few years. And I have amassed quite a collection. These colorful trees are quite expensive. So, this year I have figured out how to paint bottle brush trees to look just like the originals!

And I’m so excited to be joining over 32 bloggers sharing some fun Holiday DIY projects! Hosted by Krista, The Happy Housie. Be sure to visit all the bloggers listed at the bottom.


Ombre Bottle brush trees


Also, you can see more of my bottlebrush tree collection by visiting my Holiday Home Tour.


How To Paint Bottle Brush Trees




Ombre Bottle Brush Trees Supplies:


For this simple craft you will need:

  • Natural Colored Bottle Brush Trees
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Fine Glitter
  • Spray Adhesive


Ombre Bottle Brush Tree DIY Supplies


I found these natural-colored bottle brush trees at Hobby Lobby. What was perfect about them, is that they replicated the original Anthropologie version with it’s gold block base. I knew a little paint was all that was needed to turn this into a very believable dup!


Step 1:


The first step in making these ombre bottle brush trees is to decide what color you want them to be. I chose to do mine from red to light pink. So start with the darkest shade and paint the tip of the tree with this color.

Tip: Use the bristles of the brush to reach into the branches of the tree with the paint.

Now paint an inch or two onto the tree using the saturated dark color. Dab the paint brush into the tree bristles to get a more saturated color.


how to paint bottle brush trees


Step 2:


Next, mix together the dark and light paint colors to make one shade lighter. Start dabbing the color onto the tree branches, using the brush to get into the middle.

And you may need to overlap a little bit of the first layer to blend it in.


How To Paint Bottle Brush Trees


So keep mixing the paint colors together to get lighter as you work your way down the tree.

And as you go further down, start leaving the white bristles unpainted on the inside of the tree. This will make the paint seem lighter and help with the ombré paint effect.


Ombre Christmas Trees


At the bottom of the tree, I lightly touched the tips of the branches with color for a very subtle effect.


Step 3:


Spray a light coating of spray adhesive on the tree and sprinkle with glitter.

The spray adhesive is very sticky so be careful not to over dust the trees with glitter – it will stick!

Now stand back and admire your beautiful ombre bottle brush trees!


Ombre Bottle Brush Trees


Now, I bet you can’t even guess which are the original and which are the ones that I painted in under 5 minutes!


Ombré Bottle Brush Trees


How To Paint Bottle Brush Christmas Trees





Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

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Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

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Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

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Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

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Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

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Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

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Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

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xo, Ashley

28 Comments on Ombre Bottle Brush Trees: A 5 Minute Project

  1. Jennifer Hadfield
    November 6, 2018 at 8:29 am (3 months ago)

    So cute! And I can’t believe they only took 5 minutes to make. I need to try it!

    I pinned them to my holiday board 🙂


  2. Jaime Costiglio
    November 7, 2018 at 7:48 am (3 months ago)

    So pretty and the unexpected pink colors are beautiful!

  3. Lindi
    November 7, 2018 at 4:22 pm (3 months ago)

    These trees are SO pretty! I LOVE that you painted them yourself! Gorgeous finish 🙂

  4. Shauna
    November 9, 2018 at 1:33 pm (2 months ago)

    These are so adorable! I’ve assembled a little forest of bottle brush trees over the past few years, but these ombre ones are definitely next level 🙂

  5. Jamie
    November 14, 2018 at 9:05 am (2 months ago)

    These are so cute! Such a great idea!
    Hugs, Jamie


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