DIY:Beer Can Christmas Tree

We can’t afford a real tree, we can’t afford a fake tree. So we made ours with what we had laying around after Friday night.

DIY BEER CAN CHRISTMAS TREE

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WHAT YOU NEED:

hot glue

empty beer cans

First, we made the base (tree trunk) by gluing FourLoco’s and Joose cans together.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext, we had to plan out the bottom layer by making a framework. We made a circle of cans with a diameter of 7 cans and glued only the cans around the perimeter to each other. 
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For the next layer, we had to stack a few layer a few cans to establish the higher ring.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe easiest way to do this is by gluing the bottom ring on the can you’re attaching, or just the top ring on the can you’re attaching the new can to.

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For the second layer, we glued the cans to each other, but also to the cans underneath for added stability. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor the third and fourth rings, we did the same thing, just with less cans per layer. This is debatably more simple than setting up a fake tree.

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Once we finished gluing the last can for the top layer, we cut out a big cardboard piece put underneath the “branches”. This made it much easier to transport, as the base and tiers weren’t connected by glue but were easier to stack.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you’ve got any ideas for a DIY tree star for the top, send ‘em my way. Otherwise, Happy Holidays from BCG <3OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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