DIY Bottle Brush Trees

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Stop overspending on Bottle Brush Trees. Make your own with a couple RYOBI Tools and $1.25 toilet brush!

Tools

  • Glue Gun
  • Orbit Sander
  • Jig Saw
  • Drill

Accessories

  • Black Oxide Drill Bit Set (29-Piece)

Materials

  • 1"x3"x6'
  • Pencil
  • Safety Glasses
  • Spray Paint
  • Square
  • Toilet Brush
  • Wire Cutters

Steps

STEP 1

Purchase a wire toilet brush and use wire cutters to cut the brush. The handle is no longer needed.

Removing brush handle

STEP 2

Straighten the wire brush. Cut the brush into shorter lengths - a tall and a short piece.

cutting brush to size

STEP 3

Next, cut the base with a saw to get square pieces in the measurement of 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. For the base, find the center of the board by drawing with a speed square from one corner to another. Then, drill a hole in the base 3/4 of the way through.

cutting brushes to size

STEP 4

Sand down the base. Next, use scissors to trim into the shape of a tree. I started at the top by cutting the top brush pretty much to the wire. I cut the brush on an angle from the middle to the top. Hot glue to the base.

trimming to tree shape

STEP 5

Spray paint the color of your choice. Let them dry and add a second coat of spray paint.

Spray painting trees