Watch how a couple makes a Christmas tree with a tire, a plastic bucket, and a PVC pipe


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/12/watch-how-a-couple-makes-a-chr.html


#2

Totally fire retardant.


#3

I’ve got 4 old tires if anybody wants one.


#4

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#5

Very awesome tree, especially with the lights, but a hell of a lot of work.


#6

It seems like someone took a look at Ivanka Trump’s Trash Clam centerpiece and said, “Here, hold my beer.”


#7

I kinda cringed at the PVC sawdust produced - I hope they used a shop vac to clean that up, would hate to think it wound up blowing into a nearby river or storm drain.


#8

Goddamn makers, always embarrassing me in front of my family.


#9

I don’t really know how to make anything, and I wish I did.

But that thing is ugly.


#10

The ugly part is there are no heirloom ornaments. No cute little hand outlines, no felt Santas. Just tasteful store-bought ornaments all in matching white and gold. And a white and gold tire, for the hipsters.


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#12

I think your first and second sentences may be connected by a causal relationship: that xmas tree is gorgeous! Look at the way the blinking lights play of the curves. :slight_smile: I think if you work on seeing the amazingness in unexpected things (like this tree), you will find inspiration in the making things department.


#13

Trashy, yet elegant.


#15

Will they re-use it next year or does it wind up in the landfill?


#16

Sell it as sculpture. You could easily get anywhere from $500 to $10K or more, depending on the gullib-…cough TASTE, yes, taste of the buyer, yes, that’s it.


#17

A for effort?


#18

I’m pretty sure that’s blue and black


#19

Oh, we would dream of having a christmas tree made of a tyre, a plastic bucket and a pvc pipe!
All we could manage was half a broom handle with a few scraps of green electrical tape on it - and we had to take turns being the holder.


#20

Oh I only wish I could have taken a turn holding the broom handle. We were too busy working every day through Christmas at our five jobs.

Something something gravel for breakfast.


#21

I was thinking the same thing!