A few years ago I got fed up with the traditional green, Christmas tree. The putting it together, stringing lights, taking it down was just wearing thin on me. And I never had a lot of help. Sure the family would show up to hang an ornament or two and then they were off to do other things.
So I decided that, for a few years anyway, I would have some non traditional trees, to make things interesting and different and hopefully easier. I've even got a pin board on pinterest of nothing but unusual Christmas tree ideas.
The last 2 years I've put up an aluminum tree. These old trees are a snap to put up, and you don't string lights, just hang ornaments.
That was fun for a couple of years, but I was ready for something new,
something really different!
... so I made this
And now it looks like this
I'm really happy with it and it was fun to add the ornaments. You could screw in I hooks in the spindles, but I just tied string on the spindles and hung the ornaments from the string.
It's not real big, maybe 2 1/2-3 feet. I have it sitting on a high bistro table.
I have instructions available on my tutorials page here