The Christmas tree is a big part of the holiday tradition for many families. In some homes, a large tree takes up the majority of the room and the smell of pine fills the home.
Then again, some people shoot for more of an alternative tree when it comes to Christmas.
Something else that many people enjoy during the Christmas season is a bottle of wine with friends. In most cases, the bottle ends up in the recycle bin but some people have other ideas.
In order to celebrate the booze that is consumed during Christmas, people are now constructing Christmas trees out of empty wine bottles.
I know that it sounds unusual but it actually has a lot of appeal. That is especially true when the twinkling lights bounce off of the glass.
House Beautiful magazine gave some tips on how to construct one of these trees last year. The only thing that was really required was wine bottles, Christmas string lights and some bottle drying racks.
According to House Beautiful:
“Now that you’ve got your supplies, it’s time to get building (while simultaneously drinking, probably). Place your wine rack where you want your tree to go and wrap the frame in string lights.
It’s just like decorating a regular tree, except pine needles aren’t sticking you in the face every time you wrap your lights around.
Now that things are seriously lit, start stacking your empty bottles, working from the ground up.
Once you’ve got your bottles stacked, add one at the top to look like a tree topper. Plug in your lights and pour yourself a cup of cheer.”
Looks like we might have some drinking to do.