Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bleach it...

I have heard that you can bleach green bottle brush trees and turn them antique white. I found a large bag of trees in various sizes and decided to give it a try.

It works! Just be patient... they need to soak until you reach desired look(no longer than a few hours) and you need to use straight bleach...no diluting...
Rinse, dry and glitter if you wish.

8 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am definitely going to have to try this! Thanks for the tip!

Merry Merry!
LuLu~*xoxo

GardenGirl said...

Hi Jana!
I've collected bottle brush trees for a long time, I love them. My favorite this year was one from John n Bob's. A bleached kinda rusty little tree in an old jar with a rusty lid. Little snow on the bottom, perfectly simple and sweet ;) Thanks for having some great gifts for Lilli at your shop too.
Merriest Christmas!
Deb @ Garden Party

Connie said...

Jana, what a great idea! Have a Merry Christmas with family and friends! xo, connie

sandi said...

Great tip Jana, cant wait to try this, have a bag of trees just waiting for a bleach job ! Thanks for the great bloging this year and all the crafting tips......Merry Christmas to all!

bella said...

I have friends that have done this but I've never tried it - I think I'll brave it now , they look great!
Merry Christmas!
Sue

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Hey Girl
Bleach is my best friend
Merry Christmas
Julie, Kindred Roses

Jewell at Foxglove said...

Thank you for the tip on the bottle brush trees.I will give it a try.
Jewell

Linda said...

Thanks for the tip...I'm soooo glad that it works! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Blessings,
Linda