It's almost time for Christmas trees! When will you get yours?

@TheHorse (52872)
Pleasant Hill, California
November 27, 2017 9:28am CST
I don't have enough room in my house for a Christmas tree, but I enjoy making little trees for friends (and kids) in my life. I'll probably start next weekend, unless I can make it a "kid project" with one or more of my kid clients this week. We shall see! Let me know if you want details about how I make these little guys. It's not that hard to do, and people love receiving them.
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@LadyDuck (122309)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
They are very nice. Do you drill a little hole and then glue the tree branch?
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@TheHorse (52872)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Nov
I actually just hammer a nail in, twist it around to make the hole slightly conical, and then whittle down the little sprigs so they fit in the holes without glue. I'll take some pix this year.
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@LadyDuck (122309)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
@TheHorse I was pretty sure that you made a hole, drilling is a quick and easy way to make a little hole. I do not like too much to use nails.
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@TheHorse (52872)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
@LadyDuck I don't go very deep, maybe 3/4". I think a drill hole, even with a fine bit, ouldn't hold the sprigs as well.
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@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
27 Nov
Those little guys are adorable!!! First, we had real trees, then huge artificial trees, and now a not-so-big artificial tree. The not-so-big is up and looking pretty darn good.
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@TheHorse (52872)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
But can you make it smell like pine? I love that smell, though I don't like sap all over my hands and clothes.
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@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
28 Nov
@TheHorse Sure. I just put a pine Scentsy wax melt in the warmer units, and a pine-filled fragrance lingers in the air.
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@TheHorse (52872)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
@Corbin5 Ah, but of course! Heh. I'm going to bring over a big ugly Douglas Fir dripping with sap and put it on your porch.
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@kobesbuddy (19465)
• East Tawas, Michigan
27 Nov
My Dad made coasters, out of wood splices one year. What a unique idea, for Christmas! And the kids will love helping you make them:)
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@TheHorse (52872)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
Do you have any picture of your dad's coasters? I'd love to see them!
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@kobesbuddy (19465)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@TheHorse Oh, I'm so sorry, no I don't have a photo of those coasters. All he did was cut slices off the end of a downed tree, with all those beautiful rings showing.Then he sanded them smooth and put a coat of clear shellac(I think) on both sides. All around the edge was the natural tree bark. They were elegant!
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@TheHorse (52872)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
@kobesbuddy That would be nice! I've thought of doing something like that. You've seen my guitar sound hole coasters, right?
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
I remember you making these other years. They're a great project and make nice gifts.
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@TheHorse (52872)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
I have three afternoon kid clients left. I hope I can get them all involved.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
@TheHorse I'm sure they'd enjoy it.
@valmnz (13199)
• New Zealand
27 Nov
I remember these little trees of yours from a previous year. What do you do to make sure the pine needles don't die?
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@TheHorse (52872)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov
Actually, nothing at all. It seems random. Some turn yellow in a month or so. Others last until the Spring!
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@valmnz (13199)
• New Zealand
28 Nov
@TheHorse that's great!
• United States
27 Nov
Your little trees look very festive and cute. We have an artificial tree and it's up but not decorated yet.
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@teamfreak16 (36667)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Nov
We don't celebrate, so there's no need to put up a tree.
@LoriAMoore (10031)
• United States
29 Nov
So cute! I only had a real tree once, when I was around 8 years old. My "huge" 1.5 ft Christmas Tree (bush) is already set up in the dining room.
@allen0187 (27530)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Interested in seeing a tutorial on how this is done.
@sallypup (21968)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Nov
I love how creative you are. Father Christmas, spreading joy and fun.
• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Nov
I remember you made these last year as well, they are adorable!
@andriaperry (33207)
• Anniston, Alabama
27 Nov
Those are so cute! I won`t get a real tree this year but I will put up my new fake tree. I actually would like several, I want one of those aluminum trees for the kitchen, those are so cool and we had one when I was a wee little one. Oh I will put mine up sometime around the first of Dec.
@CinnamonGrl (5796)
• Paradise, California
27 Nov
They're cute! I just read how you do them. I bought a little phony tree for here. One of those fiberoptic lighted ones. I put it up the day after Thanksgiving. Not all the shopping has been done, but there is a small smattering of gifts under it. It sure doesn't take many ornaments to decorate.