Christmas Trees With Roots Are Not For Everyone
If you are looking for a Christmas tree with roots, then it is not for you. If you want to plant a Christmas tree without roots, then there is no need to worry about it. You will have your own little tree in the backyard or even better in the front yard.
That’s what I did when I was young and had no money to buy one at the store.
You don’t have to go through all the trouble of cutting up a tree and putting its pieces together again. You can just get a few branches from a Christmas tree, which you can easily do yourself. Just make sure that they are not too brittle because if they break off, you won’t be able to use them anymore.
The main thing is that you must be careful while doing this. There are some things that could cause damage to your Christmas tree. Here are some of them:
Washing machine water pump – When you put the tree into the washing machine, it might crack the glass tube inside the washing machine. Then it may burst out of the top of the washing machine and fall down onto your living room floor. You will have to replace your washing machine.
Power drill – You want to screw the branches into the plastic tree but you have to be careful. If you drill too fast, the bit will shatter and break the plastic of the tree or even your hand.
Paint brush – When you paint your branches with water and dye, you have to be careful not to drip any of it on the carpet or floor. If you do, it could cause some stains that are very hard to get rid of.
Rotary saw – You will have to cut off some of the branches so that you can fit your tree into the jar. Make sure not to cut off too many or the tree won’t look very good.
Stand mixer – It would be a lot easier if you could just put the whole tree inside the stand mixer and shake it around. But that would be too easy so they don’t make them that way.
Wrangler – It’s easy enough to put the tree in but you’re going to have to drag it out by hand. That might take a while if you’re as weak as I am.
And those are just some of the things that can go wrong.
Do you still think you can do it or do you want to buy a real Christmas tree from the store?
What You Need
You might be wondering what you need to do this project. Well, here is a list of some of the things that you will need:
1 real Christmas tree – It needs to be fresh and green. The fresher the better because it will hold the water well and give off a good scent.
1 5-gallon bucket – This will be for holding the tree while you cut the bottom inch off of it. Don’t use a metal pail because it could get very hot while you are working with the tree.
1 pair of wire cutters – These are for cutting the branches off the tree. You can get these at any hardware store.
1 spatula – This is only needed if you are going to use the wrangler method. It will save you some hassle in dragging the tree out by hand.
1 paint stick – This is for mixing the water and dye for painting the tree. It is also very handy to hold the tree in when you are working with it.
1 paint tray – This will be to hold the water and dye while you are painting the tree.
1 2-quart or 1 1-gallon jug – This is for holding the water.
1 power drill – I think you know why you need this.