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How to Decorate with Bottle Brush Trees

Bottle brush trees are one of my favorite vintage Christmas decorations! There is something so cheerful and nostalgic about them. Over the years, I’ve used them in many places in my home. If you’ve ever wondered how to decorate with bottle brush trees, continue reading below for few creative ways to display and decorate with them!

Painted cottages and bottle brush trees as mantel decor with mini Christmas houses

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Bottle brush trees are the perfect touch for on top of your holiday mantel! Style them by creating a little bottle brush forest across the mantel top and add a wood bead garland to bring it all together and can compliment your Christmas tree.

Bottlebrush mantel and boho Christmas tree

Add sprigs of greenery and vintage ornaments to add texture. A few stacked vintage books can give height to smaller trees and create visual interest. Tuck loose sprigs of greenery around the cottages.

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Bottlebrush trees and beads on mantel with wood bead garland and little Christmas cottages

Paired up with both real and faux evergreens, colorful bottle brush trees can add an accent color to a more wintery mantels.

Deck the holiday tree mantel

By using more modern metallic bottle brush trees , it makes the decor seem much more sophisticated. On this mantelscape, the trees are in hues of coppers, gold, silvers and creams with holiday shimmer and are grouped in the center for impact among the more neutral decor. This kind of decor can last through the holidays and actually stay up through January without feeling Christmassy.

Metallic bottle brush trees

Create a story with your trees in your living room: On this fireplace mantel below, the bottle brush trees are in shade of greens, bronze and creams and are nestled among little, white ceramic cottages. The winter scene backdrop painting creates a story of a winter village on a snowy ski slope qnd make a green enchanted forest of bottlebrush trees.

Bottlebrush tree white and green mantel with boho yarn garland

Some bottle brush trees come with ornament balls on them, and it’s almost the perfect holiday decoration! IF you’re doesn’t come with them already attached, you can use hot glue to add small balls or even beads to dress them up with magnolia leaves, and white craft glue to add some glitter and glitz or even epsom salt.

Bottle brush style trees can also be made from other items such as twine or paper, or even crepe paper substitutes. You can see this post how to make you own fringed paper bottle brush trees.

Bottle brush trees and magnolia garland

These small trees below have an Anthropologie feel. Removing the plastic bases on existing trees and gluing the wire base into a small wood block gives the bristly little trees a more organic and artsy feel. These colorful bottlebrush trees displayed on a window sill with glittery vintage-inspired deer makes the entire scene feel like a little winter wonderland.

Cute bottel brush trees on windowsill

For fun and simple DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas, use large bottle brush trees in a grouping.

To easily remove it from the table, for daily use, place on a tray and use faux snow and vintage ornaments to create a pretty and movable table display. Just lift the tray off during Christmas dinner or every day dining!

Mixed bottlebrush tree idea on table centerpiece

Bottle brush trees and pom poms also make a great pairing! This fun pom pom table runner and the trees create a miniature forest of snow. The pines are a fun way to accent the runner, and add interest and make a festive tablescape.

Holiday tablescape with bottle brush trees a cloche with battery operated candles and mirror in a kitchen nook

Some of the best Christmas decor are ones that are pulled together by what’s on hand. The cloche with battery operated candles are sitting in a boxwood wreath and was made by all things already lying around and really creates a pretty Holiday Christmas table.

Bottle brush trees in a tablescape with candles under a cloche

Mix a variety of bottlebrush tree sizes to add interest to create a whimsical tablescape.

Open kitchen shelving holiday styling ideas

Even on shelves, bottlebrush trees can add a fun accent, and don’t have to be the star of the show. These little metallic trees are paired with copper and mercury glass ornaments and tucked in a cute sleigh to create the perfect shelfie.

Fresh greens in vintage bottles in a kitchen shelfie

Bottle bush trees in a grouping always make a big impact. Placed across the top of this MCM hutch, it creates the coolest bottlebrush tree Christmas display and fills the area above the hutch. Flanked by fresh evergreen, it “frames” the trees and draws attention to them.

Vintage MCM hutch and bottle brush tree forest and cedar garland

Did you love all of these fun bottle brush tree decorating ideas? There are so many ways how to decorate with bottle brush trees, that its proof positive that the craze isn’t ending yet. Every year I see more and more in fun new colors. Lately, I always find some of the best ones at Homegoods, and I have spray painted ones I have to create a new color too. Little bottle brush trees can be used also as adorable favors, nifty place cards, or even super cute drink stirrers.