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DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

If you love the vintage look of bottle brush trees and little wooden houses, you will love this DIY Christmas wreath!

One of my favorite ways to celebrate different seasons is by changing up a wreath. This year, I decided that featuring a large Christmas wreath over our fireplace would be a great way to mix up our holiday decor.

Here’s how we extended our fireplace to the ceiling with molding!

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

I’ve had a recent fascination with bottle brush trees. I used a few on our mantel last year, but wanted to use them on a wreath, too. 

The bottle brush trees are from Amazon – I got two of these packs for the wreath.

I decided to hang a 36″ pre-lit wreath, which I got from the Home Depot. I could have gone even bigger, but I left space on each side where I might end up hanging bows! 

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

We usually decorate with mostly blues, white, and silver for the holidays. However, this year I was inspired to bring in a few more pops of color. I went with pastels to reflect Rainbow Row here in Charleston and love the effect! I am going to try to bring these colors in more around the room with the decor.

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

Sean said this wreath gave him Whoville vibes. I’m kind of loving that feeling and might mimic the look with some colorful house ornaments for the tree and something pastel on the mantle. What do you think? 

After Thanksgiving, I will decorate the mantle below this wreath for an even bigger effect. Be sure to come by and check it out! 

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

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It’s Day 1 and we are sharing DIY Wreath Ideas!

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath 

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

What you need to make this DIY Christmas Wreath:

How to make this DIY bottle brush holiday wreath:

First, cut out your little houses from the plywood. Sean free handed them using the jigsaw on 1/4″ plywood. They are 2-3″ tall each. Sand the edges.

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

Use craft paint to apply 2 coats of base color to each house. When dry, use a smaller paint brush to paint on details like a door or windows onto the houses. 

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath
DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

Add the houses to the wreath using a hot glue gun. Add trees around each house. 

Unroll cotton balls to create snow and glue that under the houses and trees.

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

Hang the wreath and enjoy! 

DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath
DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath
Yield: 1 wreath

How to make a DIY Bottle Brush & Wooden House Christmas Wreath

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $50-100

Check out this super simple tutorial for making this DIY Christmas wreath with wooden houses and bottle brush trees.


  • Pre-lit wreath
  • Bottle brush trees
  • 1/4 inch plywood
  • Craft paint + brush
  • Cotton balls


  • Hot glue + glue gun
  • Sander or sanding block
  • Jig saw


  1. Use jigsaw to cut trees from plywood. They should be 2-3" tall.
  2. Sand the houses.
  3. Paint houses pastel colors.
  4. Used white paint to add details.
  5. Unroll cotton balls and separate into small sections. Use glue to attach to houses.
  6. Use hot glue to attach trees, houses, and cotton to the wreath.
  7. Hang and enjoy.

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Friday 14th of December 2018

I love all those little houses and the scenes you made with them and the bottle brush trees. So cute!

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Monday 26th of November 2018

This is so unique and fun! It looks great over your fireplace! Best, Kelly


Saturday 24th of November 2018

I have a few bottle brush trees that I love, this is so cute! #12DaysofChristmas2018

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