Here are 11 homemade Christmas decorations, each of which is outrageous… yet beautiful in its own way…
- The shopping cart tree. I mean… if you don’t pile up a bunch of shopping carts to create an improved Christmas tree, they’re just going to get filled up with aluminum cans or, even lamer, actual groceries.
- Bushels of reindeer. It’s a tough call what I prefer — that the reindeer are made out of hay resting on sawhorses, or that the stickman Santa is driving a motorcycle sleigh that has a sidecar.
- Beer advent calendar. I like this idea for an advent calendar. What would you rather get each day during your countdown to the 25th — a look at some picture of a miscellaneous Christmas scene… or a bottle of beer? Even beer that’s been room temperature for a few weeks gets the win.
- The beer bottle trees. And after you drink your advent calendar beers, recycle them into a tree. It saves the environment on the front and back end — you’re not cutting down a tree AND you’re recycling.
- Ditto. This light display has made the online rounds this year, and it perfectly sums up the ultimate broke Christmas.
- The hanger tree. I guess, on some level, this is crafty… the kind of thing you’d see in the one non-gossip magazine that the grocery store puts next to the checkout. On the other hand… making your Christmas tree out of 99-cent store hangers is just way too depressingly Charlie Brown.
- The Natty Light nativity scene. Great little details — the three wise bottles, the napkin over Mary, the Natty Light box crib. I also love that they couldn’t even upgrade to Bud/Bud Light/Bud Ice here… they had to make the statement with Natural Light.
- The ladder tree. I mean… yeah, it’s kinda ghetto, but at least this makes it exponentially easier to get the star on top.
- The tire wreath. I’d give them even more credit if they hung it on the door. (Would probably take a railroad stake and do tremendous structural damage to said door… but I’d definitely be impressed.)
- The keg pyramid. The thing is — if you just returned those kegs and got your deposits back, you could afford to buy a tree.