How to make an artificial Xmas tree?

The price of artificial Xmas trees, 7 foot and over seems far too much to me.
So I'm tempted to make something.
Ideas for materials and designs?
I'm near the coast, so driftwood comes to mind.
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On Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:26:40 +0000, Dom Ostrowski wrote:

Do you want something "traditional" ie a green cone or are you open for anything. Bits of large drift wood can probably be assemebled into some vaguely tree like structure at attach glittery/refelctive things and few lights to. Traditional not, different yes.
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Cardboard. There are various methods. Just Google "DIY Christmas tree".
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On 16/12/2012 16:26, Dom Ostrowski wrote:

http://www.christmasmichigan.com/Build-Your-Own-Christmas-Tree.html
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This is d-i-y. Be creative. There is no best way and you can have the satisfaction of thinking 'I made that'. HTH, Nick.
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Nick wrote:

Or if you can nick one, the satisfaction of saying, "I nicked that!"
Bill
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Dom Ostrowski wrote:

Just drive to a forest and nick a little tree.
Bill
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I used to own some forestry. At this time of year, people would come along and cut down a fifty foot tree and then cut the top six feet.
Waste of time really, a big tree like that is growing at three or four feet a year, the top was very well spaced to make a Christmas tree. Caught one of them once. I let all their tyres down. They drove off. I hope they had to buy four new tyres
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On 17/12/12 08:38, harry wrote:
> I used to own some forestry. > At this time of year, people would come along and cut down a fifty > foot tree and then cut the top six feet. >
Yeah I'm disappointed to see a number of replies are advocating theft.
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On 16/12/2012 21:19, Bill Wright wrote:

No, call your local nature reserve and ask. If it's a heathland or moorland they might appreciate your help in clearing small trees in some areas.
Andy
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We did this last year with wire coat hangers:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/50920090/IMG_0223.JPG
Jonathan
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The Lego one at St. Pancras last year was dead kewl.
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A person down my road has the most tacky tree anyone has seen for years, itsinflatable and kind of wobbles in the wind. Had it described to me the other day. Brian
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On 16/12/2012 16:26, Dom Ostrowski wrote:

Couldn't help thinking, first get your Blue Peter Christmas editions over the ages DVD and watch. :-)
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On 16/12/2012 16:26, Dom Ostrowski wrote:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid 151185653651947&set=a.405223416946.181835.369827451946&type=1&ref=nf
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