How to Decorate with Bottle Brush Trees for Christmas

Today, I’m sharing simple ways you can decorate with bottle brush trees for Christmas around your home.

Discover creative ways to bring the festive spirit into your home this holiday season. Learn how to effortlessly decorate with bottle brush trees and elevate your Christmas decor.

From mantels to tabletops, these ideas for using bottle brush trees in your holiday decor will transform any space into a festive wonderland. Your home will be “festive-ready” in no time!

Chinoiserie and Bottle Brush Tray

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If you’re looking for more fabulous Christmas decorating ideas, today I’m excited to join 10 other talented bloggers on our “Celebrate the Holiday” Christmas Blog Hop! Thanks so much to Carol from Bluesky at Home for hosting our blog hop full of lovely and creative ideas to help you prepare for Christmas!!

If you’re coming from Saved from Salvage, isn’t Regina’s Christmas grapevine wreath fabulous? Be sure to check out all of my talented blogger friends at the end of this post for lots of wonderful holiday ideas!

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Ahh, the fun and excitement of decorating for the holiday season!! All those nooks and crannies and spaces around our homes are just waiting for splashes of holiday cheer!

We deck out our mantels, bookshelves, buffets, and tabletops with greenery, ribbons, and ornaments, but sometimes they just need a little extra something.

Bottle Brush Topiaries

One of my favorite Christmas decor accessories is a bottle brush tree. I love adding bottle brush trees to Christmas displays all around our home. 

They come in so many colors and sizes, making them great options for festive decor. Some are embellished with balls or snowy flocking, while others come with wooden bases and are just plain and simple. They add a little extra texture and splash to tabletops, centerpieces, bookshelves, or wherever you choose to use them. 

And, there’s just something a little magical and nostalgic about them!

Simple Ways to Use Bottle Brush Trees in Your Holiday Decor:

Today, I’m sharing 5 simple ways you can decorate with bottle brush trees for Christmas around your home.

1. Decorate your mantel with bottle brush trees.

I’ve collected several bottle brush trees over the years. These ball-adorned snowy white trees from World Market have been well used in our home for years, but they always seem to add just the right finishing touch.

Decorate with Bottle Brush Trees --Christmas Mantel
Christmas Mantel Decor

See how we used bottle brush trees in our traditional tartan plaid themed Christmas decor a couple of years ago.

2. Create a Chinoiserie tree forest tray on your buffet table.

A buffet is one of the best places to create a mini tree display. 

These soft blue bottle brush mini trees are so pretty with blue and white porcelain. I’ve paired them with gold bottle brush trees and a rattan tray for a perfect Chinoiserie look. (Unfortunately, these blue and green trees are now out of stock online at Hobby Lobby, but you may still find them in your local stores.) Here is a blue option from Amazon and some green options here.

The little trees are perfect for creating a winter wonderland look. 

Chinoiserie and Bottle Brush Tray
Blue and White Chinoiserie Christmas Tabletop

If you love blue and white Christmas decor, don’t miss this blue Christmas table theme and blue and white Christmas tree theme.

3. Add bottle brush trees and colorful balls to apothecary jars with your nutcracker display.

If you collect nutcrackers, miniature christmas trees add the perfect touch. Add white sand to apothecary jars, fill with colorful Christmas balls, and add small bottle brush trees for a perfect scene for the nutcrackers to stand guard over.

Nutcracker Display with Apothecary Jars
Apothecary Jars with Bottle Brush Trees

4. Make bottle brush tree topiaries with small urns. 

These bottle brush trees can be added to small urns to create small topiary holiday decorations that stand out. 

They add texture and height and can really dress up your tabletop display or centerpiece. The little bottle brush tree topiaries would also be perfect on your kitchen counters. 

If you don’t have an urn, you can use small candle holders to serve as “pots” for your trees. The blue tree below is “potted” in a mercury glass candle holder. You can add a little greenery or floral around the base of the tree to fill in gaps.

Christmas Bottle Brush Topiaries

5. Embellish small Christmas tree displays with bottle brush trees.

If your small bedroom tree or home office tree display needs a little something extra, surround it with colorful bottle brush trees. These holiday decorations elevate any Christmas table setup.

Red and Pink Christmas Tree
Bottle Brush Trees on Bedroom Shelves

6. Add bottle brush trees to your Christmas tablescape for a snowy wintery look.

Mini trees decked out in small metallic balls elevate the look of our snowy pinecone-themed dining table centerpiece. You can see more of this Christmas tour here.

Dining Room Christmas Table Decor

7. Create a wintery village with small houses and glittery gold bottle brush trees.

I love to create a simple Christmas village on our piano each year, and the small trees create the perfect backdrop to our miniature houses!

White Christmas village on the piano

I’ve collected many of these Christmas decor items and trees through the years, but I’ve linked to some similar c items below.

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What’s your favorite way to use bottle brush trees?

I hope these tips give you a few ideas for decorating with bottle brush trees in your home this Christmas! Now, be sure to hop over to Bluesky at Home to see Carol’s fabulous Christmas garland ideas!

Happy Decorating!!

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  1. Great inspiration and ideas! I just finished a project with some bottle brush trees. And, now because of your ideas, I am going to do a few more.

  2. Kim, what a great collection of ways to use bottle brush trees. They are such a wonderful addition to any Christmas setting. Love those blue ones, but any color is a good one. Thank you for sharing at Celebrate the Holiday.

  3. I loved this post Kim. So many gorgeous photos and ways to utilize bottle brush trees. I have to say my favorite was the ivory ones with the pearls on your mantle. Happy Decorating!

    1. Thank you so much, Susan! Those little trees are the first ones I every purchased, and still my favorites today. They always add just the right touch of sparkle to a display!

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