Last year, I saw this fun tree made out of PVC pipe in Martha Stewart Living. I said something to my dad about making me one and then promptly forgot all about it… until he showed up at my apartment last week with a surprise!
I am OBSESSED with it! He even made an upgrade to Martha’s design by adding lights.
It just happens to fit perfectly above my bar. (We tried the entryway bookshelf first, but it was too big.)
I filled with it ornaments I wasn’t using on my live tree, mostly a mishmash of vintage pieces that I’ve inherited over the years from my mom’s collection. But I’m excited to see how the tree evolves every year – and even as the season goes on.
What’s really fun is that it doesn’t even need to be an ornament to go “on” the tree – it can be memorabilia, knickknacks, maybe even food. The possibilities are pretty endless. Maybe I’ll have to throw a party at the end of November next year, and the idea would be that everyone has to bring one “ornament” for the tree!
Want to build your own PVC tree? For a list of supplies and the step-by-step instructions, head over to Martha Stewart.