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how to: save a tree

Repurpose a tall ladder—and save a tree!

1. wood ladder
2. light strands
3. ornaments

1. It’s going to create drama, so position the ladder where it can be the center of attention.

2. Test light strands then weave them around and through the ladder’s steps and sides.

3. Hang ornaments and top as desired—careful not to overweight any one strand of lights or throw off the ladder’s balance.

hint: for safety reasons, think twice about your roommates—cats, small children—before installing.

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this is BRILLIANT! wish i'd thought of it myself, but glad someone did! finally get to haul out the 20 years of collected ornaments from storage and deck the halls while singing "O Ladder Tree, O Ladder Tree, How Lovely are Thy Rungs!"

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersandrichka

Absolutely LOVE this. I will be doing this on our sun porch, which faces the street and is about the only place we have for a Christmas tree. Last year we decorated a cut tree with house numbers from the hardware store and white lights! Will keep the hardware theme going again this year. Thanks for a brilliant idea!

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuliet :: Urban Nest

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