Brush Bottle Christmas Trees: Video Download
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It’s all about customization at the Inspired Barn with Cathe Holden! Learn how simple it is to create personalized home décor.
Join Cathe in the Inspired Barn as she shares her time-tested techniques for crafting vintage-style bottle brush trees. Learn how simple it can be to make your very own set using hardware store materials and tools. Groom your shrubs into traditional Christmas tree shapes or craft them into sweet mini-globe topiaries. Color your trees using a quick-dry dye method and see her version of a little tree drying rack. These little shrubs can stand alone as special event favors, or tucked into a shadow box or cloche arrangement. You’ll be inspired as Cathe shares many examples of finished crafts and displays using her handcrafted trees. Create your own forest of colorful whimsy or charming mini garden today!
Video Run Time: 28 minutes
In Brush Bottle Christmas Trees, you’ll learn how to:
- Deconstruct rope for spinning into tree forms.
- Bend a clothing hanger segment into useful power tool hardware.
- Groom fibers into tree forms, including the traditional and topiary shapes.
- Dip dye trees using a dry-fast mixture.
- Embellish and use trees in craft projects and displays.
Techniques Demonstrated in Video:
- Deconstructing of rope for tree making.
- Making a homemade loop drill bit for spinning.
- Spinning wire and fibers into tree forms.
- Grooming spun fibers into tree shapes.
- Dying trees with lots of fun results!
With this video download you will get a PDF of the needed materials.
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About Cathe Holden:
In 2008, Cathe Holden, artist, wife and mother of three, blended her long career in graphic design with her passion for vintage goods into a lifestyle rich with eclectic crafting. Today she creates, blogs, and teaches from her home studio, Inspired Barn, a mercantile-style workshop located in the Northern California countryside of Petaluma. On her blog, JustSomethingIMade.com, Cathe shares original craft projects, free images and designs, and creative inspiration for makers of all skill levels.
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- great and informative
- Very informative video. Sweet presentation and very well filmed. Lots of great ideas and detailed directions. It is a pleasure to watch and is a great learning tool for making your own sisal bottle brush trees since these are getting more difficult to find. The video also includes a detailed supply list for all the products needed to complete the project, dye formulas and more plus a pdf list of necessary supplies. A must watch video for any one wanting to make these delightful little trees. (Posted on 8/11/2016)