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Holiday Trophy Antlers

You know how hard those brush bottle trees are to find... Lately I have been hoarding mine.  I use them a lot and it seems they are harder to get a hold of.  Especially the bleached ones!
I really love having lots of these trees on hand.  Like last year when I made the TREE LOT I went through a lot of trees.  So keeping a full basket can be challenging. 
Look how beautiful these are.

I picked up 24 wreaths all in dark green.  When I posted the above photo on Facebook my super crafty buddy Lisa mentioned you can bleach these.  Once I picked my jaw up off the ground I tried it and in less than 5 minutes these were bleached!


So I had this idea...


I wanted to show off my newly bleached wreaths.


Can you believe these were DARK GREEN!


I love this Festive Stencil using Ranger's Texture Paste.  I popped the mini shield and trophy antlers forward with a small wood block.



I wish you could see the glittery letterpress J.O.Y.


Each Trophy is mounted on the mini burlap panels.


I love these metal pine cone charms.  It's perfect attached to the wreath.


I cut the mini shield die.  Inked with ground espresso distress spray stain and distressed.  To achieve the frosted look I coated the mini shield with clear rock candy distress glitter.


I topped with some tattered pinecones and greens.  The snowy tips are Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder.


I used a teeny tree tucked on top with a teeny mirrored star.


I attached some hinged clips and used some twine so I can hang it on the wall or tree.


I was so inspired to see these dark green wreaths turn to a bleached wreaths.  I kept the project neutral and subtle.  I hope this gives you an idea to alter your dark green brush bottle goodies with some bleach!  

Thanks for popping in.  Check out my favorite challenge blogs!

Anything But Cute- It's Ornamental
Inspiration Journal- Mission Embossable
Frilly and Funkie- Altered State

http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/12/winners-challenge-7-its-ornamental.html

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