Our bottle brush tree wreath tutorial is easy to follow and creates a stunning wreath for the holidays. Use the $1 trees and houses from Target and a 24″ wreath base.
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I stopped by Target the other night to pick up some candy. Target is the only place where I can find big bags of Airhead Xtremes bites, so I literally made a special trip to get some for my drive to watch my kids’ marching band competition. I almost forgot to grab the candy because I was completely distracted by the holiday items in the dollar section! SO MANY adorable items, and so affordable.
I grabbed a bunch of bottle brush trees, in two sizes, and some wooden ornaments to make a new holiday wreath!
Bottle Brush Tree Wreath
If you can hot glue, you can make this wreath. It really is THAT easy. I love the bright colors, the mixture of textures, and the large size. It’s a 24″ wreath so it stands out!
The ornaments had twine on them for hanging so I simply cut those off. You can’t even tell. ANY bottle brush trees and small objects would work for this wreath. You can check Dollar Tree, Walmart, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby to see what they have. I just loved that everything I purchased was $1 each (the tiny trees came in an 8-pack for $5).
When deciding how many items to purchase, it all depends on how big you want your wreath to be. You don’t have to use as many as I did, but I recommend buying more than you think you’ll need. You can always return the extra trees that you don’t use, and stores don’t always restock the holiday decor so they might not have much of a selection the closer it gets to Christmas.
Bottle Brush Tree Wreath Supplies
Flocked Wreath Base
If you have an old wreath base from another project this is a great use for it! I highly recommend using a flocked wreath base because the snowy elements work well with these trees and holiday houses. For the size of trees that I used, I wouldn’t go smaller than an 18″ wreath. I purchased this 24″ flocked wreath base from Walmart for $12.98. Once fluffed, it’s gorgeous and a great deal.
Bottle Brush Trees for Wreath
I used two sizes of trees; 4″ and 2″. The 2″ trees are great for use as fillers. They balance out any areas that might not be as full as others.
The larger trees were $1 each and the smaller ones came in an 8-pack for $5.
Target had quite a few miniature ornaments that would work well as fillers. I bought 2 houses (would have liked to have had 3, but they only had 2), a small red truck, and a few wooden gift box ornaments. They also had a bunch of tiny sleds. I didn’t buy the sleds, but they would have been cute on the wreath too. Everything was $1 each.
How to Make a Bottle Brush Tree Wreath
Bottle Brush Tree Wreath
- glue gun
- 1 24" flocked wreath base ($12.98 @ Walmart)
- 4"-5" bottle brush trees variety of colors ($1 at Target)
- 2" mini bottle brush trees variety of colors (8 for $5 at Target)
- small houses, trucks, etc. ($1 at Target)
- Collect a variety of bottle brush trees and holiday fillers.
- Fluff wreath thoroughly. It's amazing how a matted down wreath will come to life once fluffed.
- Tuck the bottle brush trees and holiday fillers into the wreath, but DO NOT GLUE them into place yet. This is a great time to fiddle with the placement of everything, moving it around until it looks just right.
- Once you've settled on the arrangement of your items hot glue them into place. When positioning the items, have the holiday fillers close to the front of the wreath, and tuck the trees slightly behind, to hide the wooden bases.
- Once the items have been secured with hot glue, go around the ENTIRE wreath make sure everything is nice and secure. I used two additional glue sticks during this step. Adding dots here and there.
- Hang your new holiday wreath!