Why My Christmas Tree is Wrapped in Plastic
Did you know you can store your tree away fully dressed? That's right! You can wrap your Christmas tree in industrial plastic wrap, ornaments and all, and tuck it away in storage until the next holiday season. Here's how:
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How to plastic wrap a Christmas tree
20'x1000' Plastic Stretch Wrap (Industrial Strength)
1. Start at the bottom
Start at the bottom of your tree and secure the end of the plastic wrap to a small piece of the tree.
2. Wrap the bottom portion
Take your plastic wrap and wrap it around the bottom portion of the tree being sure to cup some underneath the branches. You can even twist some around the "trunk" first and then work your way up.
3. Wrap it 3 times
To ensure everything is secure and also that your branches are being tucked in a bit for saving space wrap the bottom portion at least 3x with the wrap.
4. Wrap the middle
Work your way up to the middle portion of the tree and wrap it in the same manner as you did at the bottom of the tree. Be sure to wrap it in several layers as you go.
The tree I was working with was super flimsy, so I had to be sure to hold the center tightly as I was wrapping.
It was quick to see that this would have been a better job for 2, but alas it was just me and I did manage. However, if you have a pal around, ask them to help as it will speed up the process.
Shockingly only 2 ornaments fell, but with that in mind, I would say that if you have any super fragile ornaments, you should at least remove them before completing this task.
5. Work your way to the top
Once the middle section is completed, just work your way to the top portion of the tree and wrap it again in several layers. Once all the branches are covered cut the plastic away from the roll and stick the end in place.
How to remove the plastic wrap
Now I tried this out just to make sure everything worked and it did! Next year when you take your tree out all you have to do is cut the plastic away and your tree will be fully decorated and ready to go!
Here is a before shot of their lovely little tree.
Christmas tree wrapped in plastic
Here is what it looks like all mummified and ready for storage. Honestly, when I cut away the plastic to test the actual ability of this method the tree looked just the same as the picture above. Again, it would be a better task for 2, but it still stood the test.
I hope you enjoyed this awesome plastic-wrapped Christmas tree DIY project. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.