Simplicity

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit". Alexander Pope

RITA READE "MAMMABELLARTE"

HOST OF THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT GALWAY DOWNS IN TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA
WOODWORKER AND SOLDERING TEACHER.

Nov 22, 2013

PINK Christmas trees

I am having so much fun!....
Pinterest and Bloggers did talk about bleaching Christmas trees but I never did it my self.

You will need:

Green Christmas trees
Two mason jars
Bleach
Needle nose pliers
Rit Petal Pink Dye
Small Brush
White paint
Paper Towel

Dip the Christmas trees in the bleach and wait.......in few seconds your trees should be white. With the help of your needle nose pliers grab the trees and pull them out of the mason jar. I did manage to deep 3 trees in the bleach at the same time.
When you have bleached all the trees, rinse them under cold water and dry them.
( I am saving the bleach in the mason jar for now)

Fill the other mason jar with water and few drops of the pink dye, not too much. Screw the lid back on the mason jar and shake. Deep the Bleached Christmas trees and wait until they turn pink. The more they are dipped the deeper the pink. (dipped/deeper...ah!), I had to ask my son how to spell dip and deep. They both sound the same.....

Dry the now pink trees with paper towel. I like the base to be white so I use a small brush and white acrylic paint.

I am not finished with this project but I wanted to share it with you before the weekend.

Ciao for now

Rita

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4 comments:

  1. so cute!!! thanks for the "how to"!

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  2. Who knew you could dye those little trees? Great idea.

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  3. Thanks I love the Idea of Pink trees, I will shop in the morning for some pretty green trees ;0)

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  4. Love the pink trees Rita! Thank you for sharing!

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