How to Make an Eco-Christmas Tree 20th December 2014 – Tags: , , , ,

eterni-treeSimon and I are second-time arounders and have only been together for a handful of Christmases.

The ex’s got possession of the festive malarkey we’d amassed over the years, so for our first one, we bought a little rooted Christmas tree grown a handful of miles down the road in Devon.

It grew slowly and surely but sadly, didn’t fare too well during the weird summer we’ve just had and to be honest, she entered winter looking a little threadbare.

Eco sits in both of our bellies and we didn’t want to buy a cut tree and knew we definitely didn’t want an artificial one either.

We certainly aren’t a pair of bah humbuggers, but if it hadn’t been for our children, we probably wouldn’t have bothered with a tree at all!

However, we were happy to bow to bit of gentle pressure for a spot of sparkly, twinkly and decided to make an eco-tree with a few batons of FSC wood, a dowel, a couple of screws and a bit of glue.

Once the 12th night has been and gone, we’ll make it flat and pack it away where it’ll sit tight with a tiny batch of carbon locked inside it until reassembly next year.

We’re so delighted with it and thought we might share the love and show you how to make a real conversation piece that my son Ryan has christened the Eterni-tree, because it’ll probably last longer than we will!

View the gallery below for step by step instructions.

Happy Christmas people!

The Team