The boy and I are living with my dad at the moment due to some unfortunate events, the top priority was my dads bad health, the underlying issue is we are in the process of house hunting, which has been put on hold... Of course all of my stuff is in storage and there is no way I could possibly find my tree. Instead of buying a Christmas tree which are majorly overpriced or buying a real tree (which is senseless in so many ways...I won't go into that) I made my own and it only cost 5 bucks!
On to pictures!
-3 bundles of pine garland 15 ft each
-1 yard spike with tacky greeting on front
- I already had the Christmas basket
separate the yard spike from the greeting, which was surprisingly easy since it was stapled...
Step 2 & 3 (gets messy):
cut 2 of the bundles of garland into diffrent lengths (longer pieces for the bottom, shorter for the top)
after they are all cut, twist two pieces together, which are of similar length then bend the ends down so it looks like an l at the bottom
I would suggest doing the cutting somewhere it can be swept or vacced easily the little boogers are static charged so they stick to everything including unshaved legs!
Hot glue to the stake you need about 4 twisted branches one for each side, even the thin side of the stake... you need about 5 tiers
Here's an image of it with all the tiers glued
He still looks ugly!
take the third bundle of garland and wrap it in between the branches to cover the stake and form the top of the tree, then shape the tree to your liking...
Shove the stake in the floral foam and place in basket...and TA-DA your very own Christmas tree!
Enjoy and thanks for looking! I'd love to see others takes on this
Please excuse the mess we are still getting settled