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Ombre Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

Learn how to make your own white or dyed bottle brush Christmas trees for a fun addition to your Christmas decor.


  • glasses
  • bleach
  • water
  • miniature bottle brush Christmas trees
  • old towels
  • gloves
  • fabric dye


  • Fill a glass or bucket with a mix of bleach and water. I used 2 parts water to 1 part bleach, but if you notice that's damaging your trees, you could use 3 parts water to 1 part bleach.
  • Cover and prepare your workspace.

How To Make An Ombre Tree

  • You need to dip different parts of your tree into the bleach solution for varying lengths of time.
  • Dip only the top part of your tree into the bleach for about 30 seconds. 
  • Next, submerge more of the tree so that it’s about 2/3 of the way in the bleach for 30 seconds.
  • Finally, dip the entire tree for about 30 seconds.
  • If you like the way it looks, rinse it in water and let it dry for 24 hours. If you want it to be more pronounced, repeat the process.

How To Dye Your Bottle Brush Trees

  • I started by bleaching my trees. I submerged the entire trees in the bleach water solution for 15 seconds at a time until I was hapy with how light they were.
  • Then I filled up two glasses with a mixture of water and the dye.
  • To dye my trees, I submerged the bleached trees into the dye mixture for 15 seconds at a time until I was happy with the results.