How to Make a Whimsical Bottle Brush Tree Wreath
This vintage-inspired wreath, complete with miniature ice skaters and frosted bottle brush trees, will captivate people of all ages with its old-school charm and detail.
- 12" foam wreath
- fabric strips (in desired pattern)
- bottle brush trees and bushes
- scaled miniature ice-skating figurines
- 1 1/2"-thick ribbon
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
Cut Fabric Strips
Cut fabric into several 2 1/2-inch-wide strips.
Wrap Wreath in Fabric
Dab glue onto the back of the wreath and secure the edge of the fabric to the foam (Image 1). Begin wrapping the fabric strips around the wreath (Image 2). Repeat, securing with glue periodically, until the wreath is completely covered by fabric.
Remove the bases of the bottle brush trees and bushes so that the wire is exposed (Image 1). Insert the wire into the wreath (Image 2), then bend the wire so that the tree is flat against the wreath, securing with glue as needed (Image 3). Repeat with more trees until you get a landscape effect on either side of the wreath (Image 4).
Add Ribbon and Figurines
Cut an 18-inch piece of ribbon and lace it through the trees so that it's loosely draped across the bottom of the wreath (Image 1). Glue the ribbon into place, as needed (Image 2). Then, using a dab of glue, secure each of the miniature figurines onto the ribbon (Image 3). Once the glue has cooled, hang the wreath.