Friday, November 7, 2008

The magic of zip ties

Originally uploaded by the sweet life creations
Last year, as I was trying to figure out how I was going to get this enormous tree in a storage box to store, I came up with an idea. Zip Ties! My husband, the collector of all things junk, had a huge bag of zip ties sitting on his desk. Perfect! So, I carefully straightened each branch as best I could. Then, with the help of my son, took each section starting with at the top, pushed the branches up and inward and zip tied the branched to the center pole. We did this all the way to the bottom. The tree fit perfect in the box.

When it came time to unleash the beast, all I had to do was cut the ties from each section starting at the bottom and fluff the branches. This could not have been any easier. It only took me about an hour to get the tree set up. Now it's time to decorate!