Turns out that publicly admitting you have no Christmas tree on Dec 10 makes you feel kind of shitty. Normally we put the Christmas tree in the living room. This year the living room is all torn to hell because we’ve ripped out the flooring. With our financial BS going on, we had pretty much decided to skip the tree this year. But then there are the kids. Despite no expectations of santa, and knowing that our Philadelphia trip was THE Christmas present this year, I still had that nagging guilt that we should do something.

Leave it to Pinterest and Instagram to give me a free idea. Behold, the DIY Christmas tree using materials we had on hand: