Not having much to do and the price of Christmas trees here being what they are, we decided to make our own for free!
Might have followed your lead but our one and only pine is already decorated with sticky white balls :-(
The dog, Chico, had just had a shower and was tied up to dry out in the sun! The tree took about three hours and is now being decorated. The best bit is that when the branches start to look sad you can replace them with fresh ones and we can re-use the central bit for ever. Bon Noel!
That came out looking so good!! Though I must say the dog was looking unimpressed. I'm not going to ask how long it took.