bleaching my vintage bottle brush trees
Oh how I have wanted to do this for so long! I bought a big bag of vintage bottle brush trees a few years ago for a couple of dollars at the thrift store and have imagined them in white ever since. After seeing many tutorials around recently I finally got the guts to go for it this morning and am loving the results so far!
I simply put them in a bath of water with a generous splash of bleach and let them soak, using some tongs to stir them every now and then. At about fifteen minutes I took those two light green ones out because I loved the color they turned but the rest stayed put for about an hour and a half until they were all creamy white. I rinsed them in water and set them on a tray to dry.
Later in the week I will share how I decide to decorate them...I have plenty of glitter and beads ready for a quiet moment to play!