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Christmas Tree Lot



For this year's Christmas decorations, I wanted to do something special that my 10 year old could be a part of and that would be memorable for him. Not just putting lights up on the front porch, hanging wreaths and calling it "good enough".

After watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" I was inspired by the Christmas Tree Lot and thought, hey, I could build that! It took us 2 days, lots of lumber, paint and lights, but we did it! I even got to show him the proper (and safe) way to use my Ryobi Airstrike (which he loved).

In order to make it look more like a Christmas Tree Lot, I took 3 long PVC pipes I had here in my garage and drilled holes in the top. From there I screwed in hook screws so I'd have somewhere to hand my lights. To get the pipe to stay straight, I drove a metal rod in the ground for each PVC pipe. I then placed the PVC pipe over the metal rod and pushed it down into the ground. Then I just zigzagged the lights from pole to pole.

I also used my jigsaw to cut out simple triangle trees out of plywood and drove garden stakes into the ground, then used my Airstrike gun to secure the tree to the stake.

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  • This looks so great! Surpasses "good enough" immensely. Great job!
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 30, 2015


  • What a cute idea
    By Joaniew, on December 7, 2015

  • This is adorable!! I love that you involved your son in the building and made something memorable for the both of you...and everyone else in the neighborhood!! Too cute!!
    By Build It Craft It Love It, on December 8, 2015

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Christmas Tree Lot

by mrsdoitherself
Nov 30, 2015

For this year's Christmas decorations, I wanted to do something special that my 10 year old could be a part of and that would be memorable for him. Not just putting lights up on the front porch, hanging wreaths and calling it "good enough". After watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" I was inspired by the Christmas Tree Lot and thought, hey, I could build that! It took us 2 days, lots of lumber, paint and lights, but we did it! I even got to show him the proper (and safe) way to use my Ryobi Airstrike (which he loved). In order to make it look more like a Christmas Tree Lot, I took 3 long PVC pipes I had here in my garage and drilled holes in the top. From there I screwed in hook screws so I'd have somewhere to hand my lights. To get the pipe to stay straight, I drove a metal rod in the ground for each PVC pipe. I then placed the PVC pipe over the metal rod and pushed it down into the ground. Then I just zigzagged the lights from pole to pole. I also used my jigsaw to cut out simple triangle trees out of plywood and drove garden stakes into the ground, then used my Airstrike gun to secure the tree to the stake.