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!


  1. I'm so glad to see this works! I've seen some floating around pinterest but thought it might be one of those things that doesn't actually work great. These are so cute, can't wait to see them with glitter!!

  2. Neat! I didn't know you could do this!

  3. They came out so pretty!! I need to try doing this, too! Merry Christmas! xo Heather


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