December 2, 2017 by kittynh
This year we have a kitten. A kitten that loves wires. Especially round wires such as those in our holiday tree, with the built in lights.
Problem, how to have a tree, without having a tree?
Solution, buy a ladder.
Ladders, especially the beat up ones you find in the back of your parents garage, are wonderful for holiday decorating.
I found the top extension of an apple ladder. The ladder tapers into a triangle shape so that it can fit into the tree tops. This is close enough to a holiday tree shape that it’s doing for this year.
$4 artificial greens, the kitten eats the real kind that is FREE.
$7 bell garland from Michaels
Ornaments made from vintage items and bows.
Most people do add lights, but with the kitten… skipping lights this year.
We also plan to use a regular old wooden ladder outside, to hang our vintage snow shoes and wreath on. We just paid for new siding and we’re not putting holes into it.
So, for a very cheap way to show off more ornaments and decorate indoors or out, a beat up wooden ladder is the answer. If you can’t find one in the back of a garage, try the local vintage store. The price for a wooden ladder with a lot of “character” is $10-$15.