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Upside Down Christmas Tree

This week has been all about Christmas for my family so I’ll share one of our traditions.

The minute I saw this tree I had to own it.  Everyone needs an upside down Christmas tree.  It took my hubby a bit of work to get the presents to stay at the top – we never could get the little stuffed dog (that looked just like our actual dog) to stay up there for more than a few minutes.

Why do upside down trees make sense?

1.  It is so easy to decorate since the widest part is at the top. The garland is a breeze.

2.  This tree does not take up as much floor space as a regular tree.

3.  You don’t need a fancy tree topper (which I always struggle with finding the right one).

4.  These trees are very hard to tip over.

5.  It is easier to keep the dog (especially when he’s a rambunctious puppy ) away from the ornaments.

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  • Valerie-Jael December 10, 2011, 3:11 am

    Good one! Valerie

  • Gwen December 10, 2011, 9:31 am

    Brilliant idea! I have seen this before but now you have really sold the idea. It looks fantastic…
    Thanks for listing all the benefits!

  • Carol December 10, 2011, 9:43 am

    Very unique ~ I am ‘upside down enough with flu’ ~ will let you enjoy this one ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy AIBL ^_^

  • dosfishes December 10, 2011, 11:03 am

    How unusual. Don’t think I have ever seen one before. Lush orna,ents, bit it wouldn’t keep my canine crew from being naughty. xox Corrine

  • amanda jolley December 10, 2011, 12:04 pm

    Yea, that’s pretty fabulous

  • Maria December 10, 2011, 12:28 pm

    OMG!!! You are hilarious!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! My husband keeps looking at the picture going why???? but me……my creative friend LOVE it!

  • Cynthia December 10, 2011, 3:02 pm

    LOL LOL!!! LOVE it!!!

  • Rita McGregor December 10, 2011, 11:37 pm

    ROFLMAO!!! 😉
    This is just great!!

  • AJ December 11, 2011, 4:42 am

    Oh my! I’ve never seen an upside down Christmas Tree before, I wonder what my cats would make of it – a total ‘freak-out’ or just another climbing challenge? Maybe a bit of both 😉
    It looks fab!
    Big love

  • julie - spaark December 12, 2011, 8:24 am

    Ok thank you for my Monday morning smile. Got a good laugh out of me…I am still trying to get my head around it!?Julie

  • Terrie -Creative Explorer December 13, 2011, 2:11 pm

    I’ve seen them in stores and designer displays but never in a home. I’m afraid I’m too much of a traditionalist, but your points are well taken. Happy Holidays.

  • Benita Smith November 29, 2012, 10:37 am

    Hello Carolyn,

    I have a regular artificial tree. How do I install it upside down? or do I need to purchase an upside down tree in order to do this? Any advise and suggestions will be welcomed.

    Benita Smith

    • Carolyn November 29, 2012, 4:53 pm

      It is a purchased tree- it came this way.

  • kay July 6, 2017, 5:53 pm

    We have had an upside down tree for over 10 years. For all the reasons you suggested. I fits perfectly in our bay window and we love it. Our tree is a half tree
    attached to a metal strip on the molding between the panes. I leave it up all year and change the ornaments for the seasons.

  • Kandice November 13, 2019, 8:17 am

    How did he finally figure out how to keep the Christmas boxes up?