I love Clare F’s piece yesterday about renting a Christmas tree, but my vote has to go to the upcycled trees this year. I love the ingenious use of waste products at the best of times, but think of the added pleasure of gathering your stock for this tree...
This one was created outside the Nanjing mall in China and is huge but, if you really like the idea, you could create a smaller version for your own home. Yes, you'd have to save a fair few bottles, but I can think of a few men (and women) who have more than enough bottles in their recycling boxes already!
So if you want to have a go at a more modest version this video may be for you.
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