These bottle brush tree ornaments take minutes to make and are so adorable. A wintery addition to your Christmas tree, mantel or holiday table setting.
Hello everyone! As you can see, I’m in full holiday mode around here. It’s definitely my favourite time of year to decorate our home, so I’m a bit giddy. What about you?
The holiday season has a way of bringing out my creative side and I’m always inspired to make something new. I have a few Christmas DIY projects on the go, and today I’m excited to share these mini bottle brush tree ornaments with you. Aren’t they cute?
If you’re in the holiday spirit like I am (perhaps it’s the TV Christmas movies I’ve been binge watching lately), and have been searching for a few handmade ornaments to tackle this season, you’re definitely in the right place.
After you learn how to make these simple and easy mini bottle ornaments, I encourage you to check out the other DIY Christmas tree decor ideas from some of my blogger friends (links are at the bottom of the post). A big thank you to Krista from The Happy Housie for bringing us all together. So fun!
Once you gather up your supplies for these snowy bottle brush tree ornaments, you’ll have them assembled in no time. I mean, who has time for complicated projects this time of year anyway?
I plan on making more to hand out as gifts and possibly decorate our Christmas table. They look so pretty alongside the bottle brush trees I decorated our mantel with last year.
Don’t you think they’d look sweet with names or words printed onto ribbon to adorn the top? Iron-on transfer paper like I used for my vintage gift tags would work well. They’d make great holiday party favors too!
I’m certain you’ll see many of these cloche-inspired ornaments in my upcoming Christmas home tour. Stay tuned! (For last year’s tour, go HERE.)
DIY Bottle Brush Tree Ornaments
I picked up many of the supplies for this project at Dollarama and Michaels. I’ve also included affiliate links to similar items below. That means I may earn a small commission from your purchase without an additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!
Mini Glass Bottles with Cork Top (mine are 3″ x 1¼”)- these ones are bigger but adorable too!
Mini Bottle Brush Trees (mine are 2″ x ½”)
Fine Epsom Salt
White Fine Glitter
Mini Screw Eyes (mine are 2 mm x 13 mm)
Small Bowl and Spoon
Small Funnel or Handmade Paper Funnel
Note- Make sure the trees are small enough to easily fit through the opening of the glass bottle (adjust size according to the size of bottle you select). I used regular epsom salt and ran it through my mini food processor to make it less coarse.
- Remove cork from top of glass bottle. Add a drop of glue to the bottom of a tree and gently push into bottle using tweezers to grip the top. Affix to the centre bottom pressing down firmly, and allow a few minutes to set up. Repeat for each bottle.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix epsom salt with glitter to make it sparkly. The ratio is based on personal preference, but as a guideline, use 1 tsp. glitter for every ¼ cup salt.
- Using a small funnel (or small paper funnel), add about ½” glitter to bottom of glass jar. Tap so it settles.
- Insert screw eye into top of cork lid, twisting carefully in a clockwise direction. Brush any debris away from cork.
- Add a few small dabs of glue to inside rim of glass bottle and press cork in place. Allow to set up.
- Finally, loop a piece of string through the eye and tie ends together to form a knot.
Pin these bottle brush tree ornaments for later!
Of course, you can play around with a variety of mini tree colours. I think pink would be so beautiful, or maybe a metallic. I also thought about adding glitter or small beads to the top of the cork. There are so many ways to dress them up.
Filling the bottles with mini woodland creatures is another idea, as well as any tiny vintage items you may have on hand. Put your own creative spin on them.
Ready to see more beautiful handmade ornaments?
A few popular DIY ornaments from year’s past:
And be sure to stop by the Christmas Decor Shop to see what’s new!
Thanks for stopping by!