Saturday, February 21, 2009

Canned Christmas Decorations

If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly way to create a festival of holiday lights in the future, consider what Pennsylvania homeowner Jim Berroth has taken on as a more environmentally friendly approach to dealing with holiday decorations that’s stopping traffic in his neck of the woods. It’s a unique twist on your tired old Christmas tree, and his six grandkids, already schooled in the necessity to recycle what once filled landfills, call the creative display "Pap's pop can trees."

Put together from recycled Pepsi and Miller Lite cans glued together, he then decorates the trees and other seasonal objects with lights picked up at garage sales and holiday garland as well to make ‘em sparkle. As he points out, "The aluminum cans reflect and amplify the lights and garland.”

In total, he used more than 1,800 cans in constructing six trees -- one seven feet high -- one two-foot star and several candles of varying sizes this year, and there’s no doubt he’s got one of the most creative holiday displays around.

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