Friday, December 14, 2012

How many bottle brush trees do you think i have ?

bleached
I got to play a little bit this week in between sewing bears and santa stars.  Have you seen the package of bottle brush trees at joanns, or michaels or walmart?  there are 12 various sizes in the package for like 10.00.  Ive bought several packages over the years, but I just picked up another one last week and this time decided to bleach them all.  I about killed myself inhaling beach fumes, but at least the house smelled clean.. though I would have rather it smelled like gingerbread!  (well, thats for another day .. coming up soon!)
dyed
Anyways, I bleached and then dyed some of them pink.. sort of very pink.. but its all good, because I like very pink as much as I like soft pink! they turned just how I wanted them too.  Now I ve got to get a tree branch and saw slices off  for bases and get rid of these plastic ones.  I wonder how many bottle brush trees I have in my house?
lets have a contest!  you all guess how many, and I'll count them!  and then I'll send a little something to the person whose closest!   yes, that sounds like a good idea! so whats your guess girls?
pretty 
So woohoo... its friday! 
 Im cleaning my craft room this morning before I go to work so its all ready for me this weekend.  wont get much crafting in tonight because Im babysitting for marlaina and Torry pie for a few hours after work.  I think grammie will make pizza for the grandpies tonight!  
I may not get to craft tonight.. but believe me, I'll be crafting this weekend!
have a great day and a great weekend... 
omg... christmas is sooooo close now! and I have so much to do! I did come home on my lunch yesterday and decorate outside.
I'll be posting pics of my christmas house this weekend too... 
 i promise!
See yas later! have a lovely lovely day!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

23 comments:

Kim K. said...

One can NEVER have enough bottle brush trees. I love dying them in all sorts of colors for Easter vignettes too. Have a fabulous weekend, dear friend.

kandeland said...

I'm guessing you have 73!
have a good weekend! xo

Perfectly Printed said...

I love the bottle brush trees too!! So fun to fill a space that needs a little something! After reading your blog for quite awhile, I can see these trees just about everywhere in your home......my guess 163 bottle brush trees in Viv's house!

chris

Theresa said...

I will have to check those out, I need some more:) I only have two! Have a blessed day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

Lesa said...

Hello! I'm one of your quiet readers, but I'm here! I'd like to guess 102. I'm sure they are all lovely.

ImagiMeri said...

Okay, I'm game.......38 is my guess. Have a wonderful weekend of crafting dear lady.

Love ya'
Meri

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I wanted to make some more myself this year Vivian, but never got around to it. I just love the look of them. Since you say you made more, I'm going to say 50, because I know one package can have quite a few in them, and I keep finding little green ones that I forgot about here.

pam said...

you are such a smart creative lady. I am going with 93!

Donna@soakinginmustard.com said...

I really like how your bleach then dyed trees came out. I am going to guess you have 89 bottle brush trees.
Peace,
Donna

Cindy said...

Hi Viv, I'm guessing 75. I just bought a few more myself, but have no where near that many. Have fun with your grandbabies, and with crafting. That's what I will be doing today.

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

I'm going to guess 46 trees! I love your dyed ones!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

My Dollar tree had bottle brush trees this year! White flocked ones! They were 2 for a dollar. I bought 2 packages, went back for more and they were gone!

I seriously have no idea how many you have but the number that popped in my head was 58 so I'll go with that!

Have fun crafting this week end! ♥

Sandy said...

I have seen these bags of trees and been so tempted! How did you dye them colors??? I am going to say you have 87....:)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You have such a happy home during all the holidays!!!
I'm guessing 57...
Enjoy your weekend.
Warmly,
deb

NanaDiana said...

You amaze me each and every day. I am gonna guess 48. I love that you have bleached and dyed them. How cute- xo Diana

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

68? LOL
I bought a bag of them at Walmart, but I haven't dyed them like I planned to yet. I'm not sure if it's going to happen this year!
Your's look great!
Erica :)

A Little Creation said...

I picked up one of those bags recently at a thrift shop for a $1 I was so giddy with excitment!! Taking into consideration how many several is I'm going to guess 1 dollar Bob... oops wrong place it's 72.

Grace said...

27?? probably alot more. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xoox Grace

Kim Budash said...

Viv:

I'm guessing 69. thanks!

Kai said...

I say 84! However many it actually is, I know they are HAPPY at your house! I LOOOOVE YOU!

Thomas Andrews said...

Amazing concept and creation. I am feelling very excited and happy to color the bottle brush tree. Seems very creative and fun in doing it. We are a leading translation company providing arabic translations and also a best seo company .

Fran said...

LOTS :-) Love the colors and the pink ones you dyed. BEAUTIFUL!
XXOO
Fran

Jan Hennings said...

Love bottle brush trees and what a beautiful house :)