alternative christmas trees by little aesthete is what i made this year!
it’s not one tree, but three, because two of my friends bailed up on me on the last moment so i tried to make up for that.
i made these 3 recycle trees with stuff i had around the house. they may not be perfect but i’m pretty sure they are the easiest to replicate. also, they were free!
at first, i tried to make an edible tree. the body was supposed to be made of frozen peas but that didn’t work out so well – they were soggy and uneven. so i used pins, a star anise for the star and cloves for the trunk. the background is a styrofoam board covered in some re-purposed wrapping paper.
remember: to keep things nice and even, you need a ruler.
i have been saving the cardboard tubes of toilet paper rolls for years. i’ve always thought that one day, i’ll know just what i want to do with them. somehow, stacking them all up sounded like a good idea.
it was not that easy, because they are not heavy enough or perfectly even. but with some patience i stacked up all 335 of them: first a square of 10 per 10 and then i decreased until i reached 1. i even managed to divert the attention of the cat to the empty boxes so she didn’t knock over my precarious “work” lol.
last but not least, i wanted to do some paper cutting. i think it’s soothing: it probably reminds me of my childhood!
first, i folded 5 sheets of pink cardboard in 2. i cut out fir tree outlines and then stapled them all together. as i was saying above, a ruler helps keeping things even.
this being said, i thank my friends who made beautiful alternative christmas trees this year to convince everybody that the only good christmas tree is a recyclable one. and i thank all the readers for taking time to follow the blog. i wish you all winter holidays that are relaxing, fun and full of love!
photo credits: little aesthete