It’s that time of year again! Time to get into the holiday spirit by decking your halls with all things merry and bright. But why stop there? Why not show your holiday cheer by making your own homemade Christmas tree? How about a beer bottle Christmas tree to recycle those amber fluid containers?
This one doesn’t require a workshop or access to expensive tools. Basically, you just need to cut out holes in the posterboard, glue the bottles on and thread the lights.
I notice that the beer bottles in the video still have their labels on. It’s up to you if you want to leave them on or have a clean look.
You can slow the video down by pressing the cog-shaped icon on the bottom right-hand side of the video.
Have a look and see what you think.
- 24 bottles of the same size and preferably in Christmas color, or you could paint them.
- Scissors or box cutter
- Clear sticky tape
- String of lights
- Garlands and/or tinsel for decoration
Remove The Labels (if you wish)
- If you have a dishwasher, place the bottles inside on a cycle with the heat off.
- Take the bottles out immediately after the cycle is finished.
- The labels should come off very easily due to the steam.
Paint The Bottles (if you wish)
Paint the bottles in festive colors. Red and green are traditional, but feel free to get creative! A homemade purple Christmas tree sounds appealing to me!
- Put 11 bottles on the posterboard together in a circle.
- Trace around the bottles.
- Cut out the circle.
- Cut a hole in the middle for the lights.
- Repeat with sets of 8 bottles, 4 bottles, and 1 bottle for the tree topper.
- Glue the bottles to their bases.
- Thread lights between 2 bottles on the lowest layer.
- Tape the light into the top of each bottle.
- Put a dot of glue on the tape on top of each bottle.
- Thread the lights through the hole in the posterboard as you lower the next layer.
- Repeat with each layer and allow at least 5 minutes for the glue to dry.
- Glue the garlands and tinsel to the posterboard.
- Wrap the remaining lights around the tree.
- Cut a star shape out of the beer box or the leftover posterboard.
- Glue the star to the top bottle.
Now you have a totally unique homemade Christmas tree!