For a great number of renters, having a Christmas tree is a pertinent part of celebrating the holiday. But hauling a fresh-cut tree or even a large imitation tree into your Lauderhill home can be considered a lavish problem – or shoddy choice.
In line with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas trees are responsible for causing an average of 170 residential fires every year, causing an average of 15 injuries, 4 deaths, and $12 million in property damage. Figures like these exemplify how dangerous Christmas trees can be and should cause you and your landlord to search for creative alternatives.
Safety aside, looking for a low-cost, low-hassle alternative to the traditional Christmas tree just may cause you to get those inspired juices pouring. A substitute Christmas tree can be constructed out of just about any material you can think of, giving you a creative new take on the traditional tree.
For instance, if you have a convenient wall in your living room or other accommodating area, you could create a “tree” out of crepe paper or washi tape, adding ornaments that you can attach directly to the wall. For the more enterprising, consider making a tree out of post-it notes, using different colored notes to create the effect of green branches and colorful ornaments. You could also draw or paint a tree outline on a large canvas or chalkboard, allowing for your talents to dazzle through. By using removable tape or other materials, you can easily create an affordable “tree” on your wall that can then be quickly removed.
For renters looking for a more 3-dimensional option, speculate about what you can do with a wooden ladder, a stack of books, or several large pieces of cardboard. Have you seen how a freestanding ladder looks like a triangle from the side? Wrap a string of lights around it and add a few decorative touches, and you have created a “Christmas tree” that you can avail yourself for home maintenance tasks the entire year.
For the book lover, consider creating a “tree” on a small table by creatively stacking some books. You can then add ornaments on top to give it the true holiday feel. Or you might work on crafting a multi-sided “tree” out of large pieces of cardboard inserted through each other. This freestanding tree stand-in can then be painted or ornamented to give it just the image and character that you require.
Another distinct creative option to consider incorporate twine and twigs. It is straightforward to create a “tree” shape by wrapping an upside-down cone, tomato cage, or other items with twine, felt, or decorative ribbon. These exquisite makings can then be showcased anywhere you have room so you can parade your achievement. For a more rustic approach, consider trying different lengths of twigs together to create a tree-shaped twig ladder that can be hanged in a window or attached to the wall.
Artistic and reasonably priced items, each of these selections can now be your new go-to Christmas decoration. But if you do have questions about what decorations your landlord will allow, it is important to talk quickly and regularly with your landlord or Lauderhill property manager. Consequently, they offer superior advice for a safe and hassle-free holiday season. For more information about how the team at Real Property Management Premier can help, contact us online or call us at 954-362-5235.
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