All your Christmas dreams are about to come true

Looks like we're in for a VERY merry Christmas.

The Starbucks Christmas drinks menu has been released and the John Lewis Christmas advert has landed, it’s safe to say that Christmas is officially upon us once more.

As if the arrival of the festive season wasn’t reason enough to be excited, we can now confirm that the traditional Christmas tree has had a makeover. And it couldn’t be more 2016 appropriate. 

Yes, the wine Christmas tree is now officially a thing. So it looks like we’re all going to be in for a VERY merry Christmas this year.

Last year Silver Oak Cellars wowed us all when they used 500 empty wine bottles (we bet they had sore heads the next day) to create a 16 foot wine Christmas tree, fairy lights and all.

Christmas time is here! #bottletree #lifeisacabernet

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As if we needed another reason to drink more wine over the season of merriment, it seems the mastermind behind this quite frankly fantastic idea has kickstarted the latest Christmas trend. With people worldwide opting for the DIY route and recreating the look in their homes.

If you want to follow suit and create your own wine Christmas tree this year (and who doesn’t) then there are a few ways to go about it.

For those of you who haven’t planned ahead and saved up all your empty wine bottles (we aren’t judging), then why not start brewing up batches of mulled wine? Which coincidentally would make for great Christmas gifs, too.

Using your now empty wine bottles (in this case we think DIY could definitely stand for drink it yourself), invest in a small/medium/large (depending on how many bottles you have – again not judging) wine bottle drying rack.

Simply slot you bottles onto the hooks, add some fairy lights and baubles, and wallah! You have yourself a Christmas tree constructed from wine bottles.

If you don’t fancy forking out for a wine rack then why not layer up shelving and stack your bottles up, as this creative Instagram user has done below.

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So why not rescue some wine trapped in a bottle this Christmas and make your very own Christmas tree?

Alternatively, if you aren’t a huge wine drinker but still fancy a merry one this holiday season then why not invest in alcohol filled baubles to decorate your tree with? Because yes, they also exist now.

Gin Filled Baubles

Pickering’s Gin have emerged as the hero we all need, and created a collection of colourful glass baubles filled with 50ml of gin. The baubles are available in packs of six for £30 and have become so popular the company have had to start releasing them in batches – so get in quick!

Alcoholic Christmas Tree Decorations


Perfect for hanging from your Christmas tree, gifting to a secret Santa or sticking in a stocking, these miniature Absolut and Malibu hanging bottles are available for £4 from ASDA. Why not go all out and combine them with the gin baubles to really give you tree a twist this year?

Go on, make it a merry one.

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