Four fabulous festive trees

Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional Christmas or you feel like – ahem – shaking the tree a little, here are four festive alternatives to suit the mood.

Bunnings magazine, December 2020

A citrus Christmas

Fresh and vibrant, a healthy, fruiting citrus tree brings welcome cheer into the festive home. A lemon tree comes with its own yellow baubles – add a few of your own and you’re done! Pop it into a white pot to accentuate contrast. Position a live tree in a brightly lit spot, especially if you’re keeping it indoors for a few weeks.

Four fabulous festive trees

Step in a new direction

An old ladder need not go to pasture just yet, and when it’s done being a tree, you could always use it as a towel rail. For a rustic “tree”, sit small pressies on steps and drape lights and stringed baubles. Before use, wipe down your ladder with sugar soap, rinse and allow to dry. Then give it a light sand and dust.

Four fabulous festive trees

Traditional charm

Sometimes nothing but a pine will do, but you can give a classic tree new life with some D.I.Y. embellishments. A fuller-figured tree keeps its shape best. Personalise your Christmas tree with handmade decorations and regularly top up the water at the base to help extend its longevity.

Four fabulous festive trees

Olive branch alternative

A tranquil tree for a Zen Christmas, a simple olive dressed with plain baubles brings a modern touch. Keep the decorations light, pared back and monochromatic for best effect, and keep in mind that delicate branches require light baubles. Water your live tree when soil is near dry and give it a boost with a diluted seaweed tonic every two weeks.

Four fabulous festive trees

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Health & Safety

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Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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