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Alternatives for Christmas Trees in Your Denton Rental Home

A Christmas Tree Made Out of Shelves and Books in a Small Living RoomFor several renters, securing a Christmas tree is an indispensable part of celebrating the holiday. Whereas getting a fresh-cut tree or even a large imitation tree through your Denton home can be a wasteful inconvenience – or worse.

As per 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. Data such as this explains just how dangerous Christmas trees are, and may encourage you and your landlord to search for creative alternatives.

Safety aside, choosing a low-cost, low-hassle alternative to the traditional Christmas tree just may offer you an idea to get those innovative juices racing. 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 nearby wall in your living room or other appropriate areas, 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 adventurous, contemplate 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, letting your tasteful skill shine 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, deliberate about what you can finish with a wooden ladder, a stack of books, or several large pieces of cardboard. Ever perceive how a freestanding ladder has a similarity to 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 use for home maintenance tasks the rest of the 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 may aim at 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 look and uniformity you need.

Further creative options to think through consist of twine and twigs. It is comprehensible to create a “tree” shape by wrapping an upside-down cone, tomato cage, or other items with twine, felt, or decorative ribbon. These delightful innovations can then be placed anywhere you have a spot to showcase your creation. For a more rustic approach, consider trying different lengths of twigs together to create a tree-shaped twig ladder that can be affixed in a window or secured on a divider.

Idealistic and economical, these are the things that you should be involved in your new go-to Christmas decorations. But if you do have any shadow of doubt about what decorations your landlord will allow, it is paramount to disclose immediately and repeatedly with your landlord or Denton’s property manager. In the end, they are your best answer to a safe and hassle-free holiday season. For more details about how the team at Real Property Management Meridian can help, contact us online or call us at 817-678-8787.

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