Learn how to make a DIY Wooden Spindle Tree to add to your Christmas vignettes. These bottle brush tree crafts are quick and simple! Shop This Post
DIY Wooden Spindle Tree
If you are looking for a cute little craft using bottle brush trees, this is it! I have seen these around, and you can even find them to purchase over on Etsy, but I decided to make a few this year.
(Click here to learn how to make the DIY Velvet Christmas tree pictured above.)
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DIY Wooden Spindle Tree Video Tutorial
Watch the video to see how I made these DIY Wooden Spindle Trees.
How-to DIY Wooden Spindle Trees
I purchased a vintage dresser on Facebook Marketplace recently and it came with a mirror that sat on top of it. The mirror was attached to the dresser by two spindles on either side. I took the mirror and spindles off and then used my Ryobi Reciprocating Saw to cut the spindles into varying sizes. Once they were both cut down, I used my Ryobi Sander to smooth out the ends.
I used a few of my favorite Jolie paint colors (Eucalyptus, Swedish Grey, and Linen) to paint my bases. After my first coat of paint, I went in and added a layer of Amy Howard’s cracked patina. I let that dry really well and then added on another layer of paint. For these spindles, I used the same paint color for both layers because I didn’t plan on pulling back any paint. I really just wanted to add a bit of texture to them.
Once they were dry, I went back in with a little bit of Palace white and dry brushed them to highlight and pick up the cracked texture.
Next, I took my Ryobi drill and a small drill bit, and drilled holes into the tops of each spindle. The little wooden base that comes on the bottle brush trees is so easy to pop off. So I popped them off and then applied some hot glue to the base and into the spindle hole to secure the trees.
That is all there is to it! So simple, and SO cute. They look adorable added into Christmas vignettes.
DIY Wooden Spindle Tree
Aren’t these so cute? If you don’t have any old spindles laying around, you can often find them at thrift stores or antique markets for pretty cheap! You can also find them here on Etsy!
I hope you enjoyed this quick little Christmas tree craft.
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