Many of you are going to find this difficult to believe.
Confession: our (artificial) Christmas tree stood in our living room wearing 2 strands of lights for six days.
Today was decision day. The tree was either going back in the box until next year, or I was going to finish setting it up. I'm not a fan of setting up the tree, but I really don't like taking it down.
The tree is up, lighted and decorated.
It is a seven foot tree. I like the tree to touch the ceiling. I also like room under the tree for a train track or presents.
So I do this ....
Take two storage boxes (our lights and ornaments are stored in these) and put a board on top. Any board works, even plywood. I just find a piece of scrap in Mr. D's garage.
Then lift the tree onto the boxes.
This might take two people, unless you are very
clever like me and figure out how to do it alone.
This year I'm mixin' it up a little by using burlap for a tree skirt.
In the past I've used Christmas tablecloths, lace tablecloths,
Christmas quilts and blankets.
Plenty of room under the tree
for gifts or trains.