Monday, January 7, 2013
When I posted my update before Christmas on how well our shrink-wrapped tree had fared its year in the garage, I had a surprising amount of requests for a tutorial. Which just goes to show that I've accumulated all the right sorts of readers here at Epbot, including the crazy, Christmas-tree-shrink-wrapping kind.
Now, I realize that you well-organized go-getters have already packed up all your Christmas decorations, so I guess that just means you guys are missing out this year. HA. That's one for the procrastinators!
And without further ado:
HOW TO SHRINK-WRAP YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE FOR FUN & PROFIT(Well, not so much profit, per se, but if you enjoy getting dizzy then this will definitely be fun.)
Step 1: Strip your tree of its ornaments and garland (but not the lights!), until it looks fresh and naked as the day it was manufactured in China:
(Note that you're leaving the lights on your tree because the whole point of shrink-wrapping it is to save you time and effort next year. [I have somewhere between 8 and 10 strands of light on this tree.] YAY LAZINESS!)
Step 2: Procure a roll of cheap no-name brand cling wrap, which any nearby felines will find, like, totally irresistible:
Step 3: Bend the top-most branch of your tree down, and use the end of your cling wrap to tie up the first few top branches into a big bunch:
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