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I was working a little Christmas scene and wanted to use little bottle brush Christmas trees.  Of course I didn't have any so I searched for something to use instead.  I found some chenille stems so I made them out of that.  Very quick and easy, and they look so cute!

I thought some of you might want to make these too, so I made a mini tutorial for you.  I made them in this blue-grey colour, but of course you can use any colour and use many different decorations on them. 
For the base I used plastic thingies which cover up screws, but you could use a bit of a dowel or a pen, whatever you have laying around .

Have fun!


  1. Josje it is so nice and funny!
    Thank you for sharing, it will be my project on Christmas day, I haven't much spare time till then and I need fun.
    Best wishes, Rosanna

  2. PS I love the blue books too, love the yellowish pages.

  3. Great idea when you didn't have a tiny bottle brush tree.

    My laptop is still in the hospital. Which why I assume I can't see your tutorial. I am using a IPad. Sadly that won't
    let me post on my blog.

  4. Een heel goed idee,prachtig.
    Het bed met bekleding, schitterend!
    En de vaas, wouw, mooi kado.
    groetjes Gonda.

  5. Thank you for this cute tutorial. I shall use it for future works.
    I wish you a lovely weekend. Hugs

  6. Wat een geweldig idee! De tutorial ik hield, een knuffel en vrolijk kerstfeest Keep.

  7. Simply beautiful, Josje! Thanks for the cool tutorial! Warm wishes for the holidays.

  8. Thank you Josje, the trees are beautiful, I think they will look good on a mantelpiece too.

    Have a lovely Christmas and I hope you still have some of your chocolate letters left!!!!! :-)

  9. Wat een goed idee van je Josje. Ziet er heel goed uit.

    groet Heleni

    ps.zouden de naaldjes onderweg zijn blijven steken......?

  10. What a great idea and a great tutorial! I'm going to have to try this.

  11. That is brilliant...will have to give a go at making some trees. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  12. Josje, you always have great ideas! : D
    Thanks for the valuable tutorial, it seems so easy and quick to do, I want to try now!

  13. Thank you for the tutorial - they look lovely and I love your books too.

  14. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Carmen

  15. Wonderful tutorial thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Maria

  16. Thank you so much, Josje, for this tutorial. Those little trees are so sweet! You are very clever to have come up with something like this just on the spur of the moment. I will certainly try them. I have a huge stash of chenille stems on hand that I don't know what to do with.

  17. Gracias por compartir sus ideas, me encantan como han quedado. Un saludo, Eva

  18. Oh, so beautiful! I just happened upon your wonderful website of beautiful little things. I just shared a dollhouse I designed and so I got interested in seeing what small things others are making. Yours are SO beautiful. Our little home is here:

  19. Hi Josje,
    They look cute. Maybe I can make some next year for my Dollhouse!
    Thanks for shareing

  20. Great idea and looks fantastic. - Josje your new background is so beautiful and pieceful. I like it.
    Have a nice weekend. Hugs Kati

  21. A great idea and a clever little tutorial.

  22. Spectacular! I thought the top photo was our-sized!

    How ever did you make that brilliant scrolling tutorial. I must acquire this power!

  23. I love your cute tutorial. I will try it. Thank you so much!
    Hugs, piikko

  24. Thank you for the lovely tutorial, Josje! I adore these tiny trees! :-)

  25. An excellent way to present your tutorial! I didn't know the tree was that small :).

    I have yet to try your printing on cloth (by the way, that bedspread is beyond pretty!) but that is definitely on my top 10 to do list in 2012.

  26. Josje, you are a genius! Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

  27. Josje,

    Thank you so much for your lovely tutorial, I think my daughter and i might have a go just in time for christmas.

    Good wishes to you and your family.


  28. Wat een goed idee Josje, het lijkt me niet moeilijk om te doen, goede uitleg.
    Ik ga er zeker een paar maken, bedankt.
    De blauwe boekjes zien er ook mooi uit.
    Fijne dagen voor jouw en diegene die je lief hebt.

  29. Josje echt prachtig! Ik kwam al in de stemming bij het lezen van de titel en zong het al mee haha. Echt supermooi! Lijkt me erg leuk om te doen. Alvast een hele fijne kerst gewenst en fijne jaarwisseling.
    Groetjes, Valentina

  30. Ohh wat leuk!! Origineel bedacht zeg, simpel materiaal met zo'n fantastisch resultaat! Bedankt voor het delen van deze workshop :-) Dit jaar ga ik de Kerst waarschijnlijk niet halen (in mijn poppenhuis) omdat ik nog met de bouw en aankleding bezig ben dus ik bewaar het voor volgend jaar.
    Fijne Kerstdagen en groetjes, Nancy

  31. Hi Josje, Congratulations on winning in my Petit give-away. Please mail me your address (i've seem to lost it... :( so you can receive your little gift.

    ps Great tutorial!

  32. Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!
    Ina :)

  33. Hoi Josje,
    De workshop van kerstboompje heb ik ook eerder gedaan. Nu met glitter en mooie voet erbij,bedankt.
    Een fijne kerstdagen en gezond 2012 toegewenst!!
    Groetjes Lisette

  34. I enjoy your work very much.
    Me gusta tu trabajo ty cada vez que visito el blog disfruto mirando la perfección.
    Haces que parezca fácil.
    Un gusto exquisito y mucha creatividad es lo que veo


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