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« on: December 12, 2014 12:55:35 PM »

I have a 70s-inspired bathroom in my house because we need to live with the avocado shower stall and avocado/cream/gold glitter swirl counter/sink for a few years.  So we've embraced antiqued-brass, certain shades of green and yellow, and the like.  So when I spotted these brass candlesticks at the thrift store on sale for 50 cents each, I grabbed them up for bottle brush tree bases.  WOO!



As per usual, I bleached them, then dyed one green and one tan, leaving one just the bleach color.  I dug through my stash of trims and ribbons and found a remnant left from a Halloween costume that was just right!



I think I'm allllllmost done making bottle brush trees for this Christmas.  Probably.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014 02:29:31 PM »

These are fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014 02:42:32 PM »

Next up? You can use these same style thrift store bases for....pin cushions, vintage style.

I have two on the pedestal bases now. The tall one behind my sewing machine, short on my front countertop where I craft.

One for the idea...holy crap..what a long google signature.

https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+pin+cushions+patterns&rlz=1C1FDUM_enUS496US547&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=933&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=gG2LVM7oB8OVNqWDhNgD&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=sA3on-UNvU8B0M%253A%3BoQnLKxNOiSTxSM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.topdreamer.com%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2013%252F04%252FOrganizing-the-sewing-room-with-Spool-pincushion..jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.topdreamer.com%252F31-useful-and-most-popular-diy-ideas%252F%3B600%3B900

Or maybe more like this..these look more like mine. And another holy crap. Can you read any of that??

https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+pin+cushions+pedestal+patterns&rlz=1C1FDUM_enUS496US547&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=933&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=fW6LVOuMK8qeggTWpYDQBg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=UL4Tm-ALHzi9FM%253A%3BeLT4DrFjo2KTuM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.themoseshouse.com%252Fimages%252Fkits_vintage_pincushions.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.themoseshouse.com%252Fkits.htm%3B366%3B345

I will make sure the links work. Hope this helps your muse work on another organized project.  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014 07:30:29 PM »

really cute.  I love tiny trees!

I saw a striped tree on eBay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Style-9-Candy-Cane-Red-and-White-Striped-Bottle-Brush-Christmas-Tree-/331413718865?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d29cc0751  I'm thinking I need to do this.

and I think this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Deer-Doe-Figurine-Pink-Sparkly-Bottle-Brush-Tree-Vintage-Ornaments-/191446193505?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c93151561 was built on a bottle brush tree, even if you can't see it.
I've been wanting to make a tree from my sparkley bits, but never thought to do it in the round.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2014 07:43:05 AM »

Thanks, y'all!  And what a bunch of fun and inspiring links!
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014 08:59:24 AM »

I love these! You are totally ruling the bottle brush tree school!
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014 09:27:23 AM »

I love these! You are totally ruling the bottle brush tree school!

Haha! Thanks!
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