Monday, December 19, 2011

Freedom IS Free

I've documented for you all the process of turning some low hanging branches into the cheapest of holiday decorations. I'm not very sappy (oh my god the puns never stop) or sentimental, but decorating a bundle of sticks and making it look like a Christmas tree got me really nostalgic and put me in a great mood.

Starting with some pine tree branches salvaged from the park across the street, we jammed the ends into our umbrella base, then pretty much tangled them up in enough rope to make it resemble something close to a tree shape. After further enforcing this glorified tumbleweed with a string of lights, we ran around the house grabbing trinkets and tying them to the tree. No better, or cheaper, way to light up the house with love. 

I have fond memories of going out with my dad and finding the cheapest tree (always under $20) so I feel like I really made him proud with this one. Doesn't get much cheaper than free. **NOTE: It has been brought to my attention that my mother was the one who set the $20 limit on the Christmas tree, my dad was just following her orders. That almost makes it more fun of a story...**

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun putting that together. My mom is of a similar mindset, our Xmas tree is usually a potted lime tree we drag in from the yard...


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