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diy tree watering system

This may not be the most glamorous DIY Christmas idea, but it sure is practical!

I got really tired of bending over to fill the Christmas tree every day, just to have half of the water spill onto the tree skirt.  We had some PVC pipe left over from another project, so we cut it to about 3 ft. long and stuck it in the bottom of the Christmas tree to make watering easier.

tree1

Cut the pipe with a circular saw, a jigsaw or have the store do it.  Find a place in the back of the tree where no one will see it, and wedge it in so the water will be directed to where it needs to go.  We use a 2 liter bottle to put the water in which is the perfect size.

As you can see in the picture above looking at the tree straight on you would never even notice it, and even from the side we have it far enough in the back that no one has noticed it either!

tree2

This is the first year we’ve watered the tree this way and I’m never going back.  If you want to make the pipe a little less noticeable, spray paint it green….

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    • Ann

      love this!

    • Sher

      I didn’t have pvc pipe laying aroung but had an old vacuum cleaner and used the round extension poles from it and it works great. Thanks for saving my back.