On January 6th in Bavaria the Christmas season ends and almost every family throws its Christmas tree away.
But we don´t do that like IKEA told us in a merchandising spot a few years ago.
We don´t celebrate "Knut". :)
We have a fireplace in our living room and so we always cut down the branches and put them into boxes to stir them up gradually.
This is the work I´m doing while my wife does the packaging of the decoration and the cleaning
Within the last few weeks my fever for French and Indian War inflamed again and I´m often thinking about possibilities to get nice terrain like woods or block houses.
Cutting down the tree today I recognized that if you strip off the fir needles from the branches the structure looks best for my tinker-project that I decided to keep some of those branches.
I won´t have to use skewers which need to be provided with a structure to look realistic and I even
won´t have to paint them - the branches already have the most natural colour.
|The structure of the branch on the right side is my favorite.|
|They can immediately be used as barricades on your wargaming table.|
Okay, maybe some of you already had this idea but for those who didn´t just think about it.
Don´t celebrate "Knut", just recycle some parts of your old Christmas tree.