Customizable cardboard Christmas trees
Pick out a recycled cardboard Christmas tree, shipped to you flat to assemble, color and decorate as you please.
Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 01:28 PM
Fake Christmas trees are generally frowned upon by environmentalists, since most are made in China of synthetic plasticky materials. But I’ve found a couple fake trees I can endorse — because they’re made of recycled cardboard!
Cardboard Christmas Tree
. Made of recycled corrugated cardboard, this tree stands 3 feet tall when assembled — and can be painted and decorated either with the assortment of cardboard ornaments that arrive with the tree, or with your own decorations. Cost: $19.95.
Alpine Tree from Cardboard Safari
. Always wanted just half a tree that’d lie flat against a wall? This Alpine tree can be assembled as a “more compact, wall hugging, 180 degree configuration” — or a fuller 22″ x 22″ x 24″ 360 degrees. Each tree costs $28; pick from plain cardboard brown or white.
All these cardboard trees are made from recycled cardboard and packed flat for shipping. Post-holidays, you can either reflatten the trees for next year.
Photos courtesy of thecardboardtree.com and Cardboard Safari
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