Last year I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to make it. I made it specifically to hold all my Christmas cards…but it ended up being more than just that. After Christmas I decorated it for Valentines Day with red lights and hearts I got from the Dollarstore. My husband and my birthdays are at the end of February and beginning of March so I put all our birthday cards on it and decorate it with fun colored lights. I even put a birthday sign on it. St Patricks day it is decorated with shamrocks and green lights. Then comes Easter which is always fun because it becomes my Easter Tree. The Dollarstore is always fun to find LOTS of cheap decorations for any holiday or celebration.
Whatever the holiday…the kids love to decorate it. On the off times it becomes a BEACH tree with white lights, big shells, and a net to go with my house decor.
My tree was made from an old pallet and a 2×4. The first link below gives the directions on how to make the tree. The second link below shows what the base looks like up close with the 2x4s.
Happy Holiday Decorating and DIYing!