Did you know even doorknobs celebrate Christmas?
I found these at my favorite antique shop in downtown McKinney. It’s a tradition around here. Every year I go downtown and shop for one vintage Christmas item for the house.
I found four things. If you watched the video of our Christmas home tour you may have spotted them. There was the rusty vintage truck on my kitchen island full of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree growers sign hanging on the chalkboard and the Christmas flashcards and there’s also a large vintage sleigh by the front door.
And I also found an idea.
I saw something that inspired me and then I found these doorknobs and knew I had the easiest, simplest Christmas project for this year.
I took these doorknobs and turned them into this.
That’s not what I made.
That’s the idea.
I found this set of adorable Christmas trees on blocks. Someone at the antique store had the brilliant idea of marrying blocks and bottle brush trees.
They just took a bottle brush tree and glued it to the top of a block.
So simple and yet?
I was so inspired to make my own.
But I couldn’t find any blocks.
I found these.
And these trees.
There are three of them in different sizes.
Tiny, mini bottle brush trees with wood slice bases.
The doorknobs and the trees?
They got together and made this.
AREN’T THEY THE CUTEST.
It’s a tiny door handle bottle brush DIY vintage Christmas tree project.
And the best part?
IT TOOK FVIE MINUTES TO MAKE.
Simple DIY VIntage Christmas Tree Project
mini bottle brush tree
1. Start with the knob
You can find knobs like this at yard sales, thrift stores, antique shops, tag sales and even your grandmother’s attic.
The only challenge with attaching the tree to the knob is the metal rod in the center.
Not all knobs have this, but the ones I used had them.
You can see them sticking out at the back in this picture.
Use a hacksaw to saw them off and remove them.
This is what the doorknob looked like after the center rod was removed.
It looks like it was made for a project.
Perfect surface for a tree.
2. Hot glue the tree
Add a ring of hot glue at the top of the doorknob.
Then press the wood slice on the bottom of the tree in place.
(total aside: I added this pic so you could see that I also used a vintage bottle stopper as a base for the tree, too)
I repeated my steps for the other three trees.
Aren’t they the cutest?
And in amazing news? Why not get creative if you don’t have a doorknob at the ready. You could create this craft with something YOU MAY HAVE AROUND THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW.
Do you have a mini bottle brush tree?
You could add it to:
- a teacup
- a wooden block
- a letter
- an ornament
- a flipped upside down basket
- the end of a spoon
- a sleigh
- an upside-down flowerpot
And SO MUCH MORE.
Here’s to simple, easy crafts that make the holiday a little brighter and make sure to have a weekend as AMAZING as you are. 🙂
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