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Not-a-Christmas-Tree Trees

I've come across so many of these I had to create a post just for them. Some are good, some are ugly, some are fabulous.

I think when my fake tree eventually dies and goes to a donation center in the sky I'll go the not-a-tree route. Lots of ideas out there:

recycling: good. This not-a-tree: not so much
p.s. You'd be a lot fatter than that chick if you ate all that cereal.

The folks at BLDG 15 made this crochet Christmas tree a couple years ago:

Lego: I heart you

Not enough kitchen storage? Here ya go:
long as you don't mind the fruit flies once these bananas ripen and rot...

I kind of like it, but it doesn't feel Christmassy:
What would be ultra cool is if this were a photo-tree and you could insert photos from your own Christmases over time. That would be awesome!

The ladder (I love this!):

This won an award. Apparently there were no other entrants:



If you have about 300 old SCSI drives laying around, you can make this one:
though it does look kind of scuzzy to me.

I don't know...if you were going to buy a tree, anyway, you don't get green points for this:

This I don't mind so much, except that there is clearly a decorating skills deficiency at play here:

I love this and I think I'll make one! Baby food jar tree:
(Clicking on the picture will take you to the source where there are instructions to make your own.)

Another one to make:

I like this cardboard tree:

by far, my favourite:
pssst: I can see your pencil outline.


Gill - That British Woman 6:39 AM  

wow there are really some very creative people out there. I was sort of wondering about the laundry drying rack one, wondering how he/she were drying their laundry during the Christmas season?


Bette 9:00 PM  

Some of those are hilarious! My fave is the last one!

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I am a happily married woman with four children and various cats and kittens (fosters). I love to read and my favourite authors are George RR Martin, Thomas Hardy, Raymond Carver, PD James, Kurt Vonnegut, J. K. Rowling, and Margaret Atwood. I know there are only three women in that list (and none of them American), so if you'd like to suggest some I'm willing to give them a shot! And yes, I am an American living in Canada. (Hence the nick -- CannedAm.) I like it here. There are things about the states that I miss, but my love is here and this country has things to offer that my own does not. Things that make my quality of life much better than it ever was in Ohio. Guess I'm stuck here. Though there's a nice spot in the Appalachian hills where I'd love to spend my retirement.

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