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How to Make an Eco-Christmas Tree

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

2 thoughts on “How to Make an Eco-Christmas Tree

  1. My God! is there no end to what you two can do when you put your mind to it?
    Absolutely brilliant idea, and it can be adjusted to suit every space and pocket…
    Hoping you both have a brilliant Christmas and even more brilliant New Year!

    1. Hi Anita,

      Thank you for your kind words and yes this can be adapted to space, budget and to some extent ability. It really doesn’t matter if you can’t cut straight or if you don’t get the measurements spot on. The only bit that seems to matter a great deal is getting the holes in the base and the first few spacers vertical, otherwise your tree will risk over-balancing.

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