Cat Proof Crate Christmas Tree
Our family has four cats who last year practically destroyed our traditional Christmas Tree and ornaments. This year I wanted to create something they couldn't ruin, and actually might enjoy climbing in!
I first went to Michaels and created a "tree" with 11 large unfinished crates and twin smaller ones on top. I used 5 for the base, 4 for the second layer, 2 for the third tier, and the two smaller ones on top. I found a coupon online so it wasn't as pricy as I thought it would be.
I then set up all the crates outside and spray painted them with a 2&1 primer and paint spray in hunter green.
Once dry I brought the crates inside and arranged my "Tree" on our traditional tree skirt to protect our floors. My husband screwed the crates together with decorative matte brass screws here and there...we want to be able to take it down after the holidays but not have the cats topple it in the meantime. I then added faux poinsettias that I also bought in bunches from Michaels and cut into individual branches.
Finally I added faux pine branches, lights wrapped around from top to bottom, and added our nutcracker collection to the tree. I also hung shatterproof Christmas ornaments on red tartan plaid ribbon in each box, and topped it with a rustic wooden star from Target.
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