DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 9, 2015

diy bottle brush tree centerpiece,

Do you have a vintage pie tin collecting dust in your house, or maybe your Grandma’s house?

I collect vintage pie tins and have been wanting to make something out of one for a while. When I needed a centerpiece for this year’s Christmas tablescape, I decided to create an easy one with one of my pie tins.

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece

All you need for this easy centerpiece are these supplies:

  • pie tin
  • bottle brush trees (from the craft store)
  • fake or real greenery and pine cones
  • fake snow (from the craft store or Target)
  • candle holder or incense holder
  • glue dots
  • optional: glass cloche

bottle brush tree centerpieceI could have spray painted the pie tin, but that would have taken away from the vintage character, which I wanted to preserve.

Glue dots are my best friends. I use them to fix ornaments, center pictures on the wall, repair things, hold garlands in place — and I used them to easily glue down the little bottle brush trees on the pie tin.

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece


I added three, one for each of us, added a hand full of the fake snow, the cloche, and then the greenery and pine cones on the outside of the cloche.

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece

I wanted to put the pie tin onto a pedestal, and I tried out different candle holders. Pick a thick one so that the pie tin is stable on it.

This white incense burner was perfect as a base, and as you can see, I simply added three glue dots to the rim before I put the pie tin on top of it.

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree CenterpieceI could have glued it on as well, but that would have taken a lot longer. I like the instant result of using the glue dots.

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree CenterpieceThere you have it: my easy Christmas bottle brush tree centerpiece with a vintage pie tin and candle stick!

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree CenterpieceWhat I like about this candle stick is that you can put a tea light into the bottom – isn’t this pretty? Another thrift store find that came in handy.

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece

DIY Pie Tin and Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece

Feel inspired to make your own Christmas centerpiece?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anita December 19, 2015 at 5:13 AM

Simply beautiful:-) You don’t need much to have a great X-mas decoration, sometimes it’s just an idea!
Christmas greetings from Poland:-)


Pauline Molinari December 18, 2015 at 5:26 PM

So pretty! Thanks for sharing your crafty inspiration on this week’s Monday Funday Party!


Diana December 15, 2015 at 6:12 PM

Hi Dagmar–I’m so glad you joined us this week at Vintage Charm. This project is just darling, and like Rita, I love the tealight beneath the tart tin, too. Very clever! Thanks for linking it up.


Mistie December 14, 2015 at 9:42 PM

Hi! I caught this post on Inspire Me Monday link party. Very awesome DIY idea. Love love love the pie tin, and the light underneath gives it great holiday warmth. Very neat idea. Have a good week!


Dagmar Bleasdale December 15, 2015 at 12:27 AM

Hi Mistie, I’m so glad you came by! Thank you for your comment!


Rita C at Panoply December 9, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Very pretty, Dagmar! Brilliant use of the glue dots, and I love the tealight beneath.


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