Sticking around the Christmas tree – 2012
Christmas tradition time! Here we go, the third annual wonky Christmas tree extravaganza at the Santos-Fraser household.
I’ll remind you of previous entries.
Low tech, efficient, portable.
Perfect for encouraging a closet clean-out.
But this year the kids are older and we have new needs to fill. Banging for example. We are always in need of appropriate opportunities to bang that begeezes out of something. Sticks are also popular. And we mustn’t forget the perennial toddler favorite, picking
garbage treasures off the beach. So we went beach combing for Christmas tree ingredients.
Cheaper than Walmart!
There was heated debate over
how many sticks we could haul home on our bikes the attributes of various components.
But I did all this just for the boys. I didn’t have any fun at all.
Tada! This is what we came up with.
Pros: no needles to vacuum.
Cons: no evergreen fresh smell. Whatever. I’ll buy an air freshener.
I put it outside for a week
to annoy the neighbours, so the whole complex could enjoy our work.
Then we moved it to the patio to decorate it.
How long until one of those monkeys climbs it?