We finally did it… We had been talking about it for so long, but that attachment to the smell of the fresh-cut fir-tree had too strong of a pull on me. But I live in the city, so no wild trees to pick and cut down. We had 3 options : Feed into the mono-cultured over priced tree lots that we have around here (how I wish we had responsible sustainable growers), go artificial (but I really don’t want all those VOCs hanging around our house) or do something completely different.
Many factors went into choosing option #3 : The fact that we have a small house and a Christmas tree takes a LOT of floor space. The fact that we have 2 cats and they are both very rambunctious! The fact that with the active nature of our Little Man, the idea of a tree falling down multiple times a day was just too much.
So hanging, salvaged (all the branches were taken n our land after storms or breaking under snow and ice) and completely different seemed just right.
Our Advent Day 6 activity is creating a star for the top of the tree. Needless to say, the Angel we had been using is now a shelf decoration. We are thinking white clay and lots of silver sparkles… More on that to come!
Have a lovely week-end everyone.
***** ADD-ON : Picture of the assembly *****
I was asked if I could share how we put the tree together.Here is a picture of the branches before the actual decorations went on (it’s just jute twine) :
My husband used copper wiring to create a “hoop” for the top and little finishing nails all along the branches to hang the ornaments. It holds on the wall by hanging off 2 screws anchored in. 🙂 Hope this helps!