Make Your Own Christmas Tree From Pruned Branches

You can have a yuletide tree without spending money or needlessly destroying an evergreen if you make your own Christmas tree.

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If you're going to make your own Christmas tree from pruned branches, the first step is to prune some branches.
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Arrange the prunings in a watertight container.
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Decorate with lightweight ornaments.
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A decorated prunings tree complete with presents. 

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