Dollar Tree Bottle Brush Trees and Christmas Crates

Dollar Tree craft crates and Dollar Tree bottle brush trees are turned into adorable, budget friendly Dollar Tree Christmas decor.

If you haven’t checked out the craft section at the Dollar Tree, you’ve been missing out! Not all Dollar Trees have them, so check the store locator and look for the crafters square logo.

I found these mini wood crates, and I knew they’d be so cute to display the Dollar Tree bottle brush trees!

Dollar Tree Christmas decor is taking over my house, and my wallet couldn’t be happier. Check out these Rae Dunn inspired ornaments, and this sweater wreath made from a Dollar Tree wire frame.

Dollar Tree Christmas Decorations Supply List:

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Dollar Tree Craft Crates

Bottle Brush Trees – Amazon or Dollar Tree

Gel Stain

White Paint and Dark Paint

Floral Foam – Mine was from the Target dollar spot

Wax Paper

“Farm Fresh” Printable


There was two different types of crates at the Dollar Tree. One had open slots, and the other had closed. Because they are only $1, I had to buy both – right?! These crates are pretty small, the perfect size to display bottle brush trees.

I used Gel Stain on the first set of crates. Regular stain would work great too, I just always have Gel Stain on hand!

I wanted the white crates to look rustic, so I painted a grey base layer first. After that dried I painted a coat of white.

Adding the Transfer

After the white paint dried, I decided I wanted to add a transfer to the crate.

The transfer process is SO easy. You’ll need a regular inkjet printer, wax paper, a piece of printer paper and a little tape.

Cut a piece of wax paper to 8.5″ by 11″, the same size as a sheet of printer paper.

I tried to just print the wax paper on its own and the machine did not like that! So instead, use a few pieces of tape to secure it to the printer paper.

To print the image, make sure you flip it backwards so it transfers the right way!

I used a little “Farm Fresh Trees” printable. This image is already flipped and ready to print, you can access it using the form below.

Print the transfer on the wax paper, be careful not to touch the ink or it will smudge!

Cut the image out and tape it to the crate, ink side down. Use scissors or another hard object to rub the transfer onto the crate. Then, remove the tape and the wax paper!

I cut open a foam floral block to put inside the crates to add height and give the trees a boost. The inside looked like fake snow, so it worked out perfectly!

This two pack of bottle brush trees from the Dollar Tree comes in a two pack, already frosted and so adorable!

dollar tree bottle brush trees

To finish it up, I wedged the trees into the foam and stacked a few crates.

Here’s the finished Dollar Tree Bottle Brush Tree display!

These crates would be great to display on a mantle, buffet table or window sill. I love how they turned out!

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The Dollar Tree is a great place to find Christmas decorations! With everything being $1, you can experiment with different decor styles without the hefty price tag. Looking for more Dollar Tree decorations? Check these out!

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