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Upside Down Christmas Tree

Joining in for my first Show and Tell Saturday over at Artists in Blogland.  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.