What’s up DIYer’s I’m Corinne and this is my cohost Mr. Nuts. “Hey guys, I wanna crack your nuts” You’re watching Threadbangers “Broke for the Holidays” The best show on the interwebs during this time of year. Especially if you ain’t got no money. Today’s mission, cheap and easy x-mas tree. Price we want to spend today, zero dollars. Items we need include, old cardboard box, glue gun, and spray paint is optional. The tree i’m gonna make today is losely inspired by Swedish design. I’ve been kind of obsessed lately soo, that’s what I decided to go for. Okay, so you start by drawing half of a tree shape on one of the flaps of the box. As you can see, I had to redraw a few times ’till I got the design I wanted. Cut out that half of the tree with some heavy duty cutters. Then flip the flap over to the other side and trace around it. Cut that half out, to create one full tree shape. Then trace that shape onto the other side of the box. And cut that one out. Next you do that onto the remaining flaps so now you have four sets of the shape. Keep one shape complete but, cut the other ones in half so your peices look like this. Next you glue all the pieces together with your trusty glue gun. Starting by gluing two of the halves to either side of the one complete piece. You’ll essentially create an x for x-mas tree. What? Then glue the remaining segments into each of the four segments we just created. And you should have something like this. Alright, so next I took the tree outside and I spray painted it red. After it was all dry I put the tree into a special piece of pottery that I had. And it was perfect! It made it super sturdy and gave it the height that I wanted. Lastly I just added some string lights and some homemade pom poms. That you can learn how to make in this video. Because this is the year of the pom pom. Ever year is the year of the pom pom. Since I already had all the supplies I used on hand the entire tree cost me zero dollars. Use things you already have around the house and you are set. If you’re looking for more DIY tree inspiration check out this round up of weird trees by Mr. Kate. Links in the description. And if you need more ornament ideas, take a gander at this video I did on craftavision. Rounding up all my favorites. There’s a ton of ideas. If you make your own tree this year post a pic to our Facebook, or at threadbangerstuidos on Instagram. Because we love to see your projects. And until next time. “Ha ha ha, nuts!”

Stephen Childs


  1. I'm gonna make a few little ones in different colors and sizes for cute DIY decor ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. No need to cut through all three flap trees. Seems you can glue them in whole just like if you were doing a mini version of this with construction paper. Anyone think of why that wouldn't work?ย 

  3. dammit. I just bought a forty dollar shitty plastic tree. this would have been awesome ๐Ÿ™

  4. Is there anyway to make a gift without buying anything. I'm tired of getting and buying gifts that will be used for about a year and then done.

  5. Are Xmas trees expensive in America? Where I live you can get a tree for $15 regardless of size

  6. I Thought this was epic idea. i really wannna try this for my bunny <3 thank you for sharing i hope you guys make better one this year <3

  7. Or you can just buy a cheap air freshener tree from the car wash! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  8. You might find this hard to believe, but my wife and I went to Kohl's the first week of January in 2015, they had a 6' tall Christmas tree display model marked for $40. It said it was originally $200, but they'd thrown out the box. I was like ok cool, my wife love's Christmas stuff and this year we bought our first home, so I figured hell yes I'll pay for a tree now that's that cheap. Turned out I had a $30 COUPON as well, so I paid $12 for a real (fake) Christmas tree. I was stoked as fuck.

    If I didn't get a tree for $12 I probably would've done this this year lol.

  9. find the differance โ˜ƒโ˜ƒโ˜ƒโ˜ƒโ˜ƒโ˜ƒโ˜ƒโ˜ƒ

  10. Corrine you and Rob should have a contest to see which person can decorate a better Gingerbread house.!

  11. I don't have these problems but it seems a little over the top to use these

  12. XD ur "broke for the holidays" series are your only professional vids

  13. Who else is going back to really old videos and watching them again? I am

  14. Corrine: we want to spend 00.00 dollars

    Corrine: you will need a glue gun

    Me: goes to store and spends 10.00 dollars on glue gun

  15. Try making a yarn tail on Man vs. Pin or Man vs. YouTube!

  16. Try this!!!


  17. Ok so I've wanted to do this pin for a while but I figured I would have you do it first so because I want u to do this so bad I'm gonna go through every single one of ur videos and comment this pin ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰ so anyway here's the link http://pin.it/P8tbNRa

  18. what happened to this channel. it used to be awesome like this and now its just Rob swearing and shit

  19. Can you guys bring Broke For the Holidays back? Because I'm gonna be broke this season…

  20. ๐Ÿ˜ŠIf your watching this video with headphones come to my shop to get a cute ๐Ÿ’™headphone wrap: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PopcornZebra?ref=hdr_shop_menu

  21. I'm watching their old videos to see what was different from now and then and Omg ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  22. I did this back in 2013 when I lived with my parents and they loved it because we just moved and lost our actual tree they used it for the next few years even after I moved out and only replaced it because my mum found her dream tree haha

  23. Why am I watching this in July… in 2017… at midnight… with no intention of making a tree

  24. How in the world did I find the old thread banger whereโ€™s the blood?

  25. Do this!!!!! https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/raypajar1/get-moody-with-these-diy-galaxy-candle-jars

  26. Wow, am I the only one in 2017 watching this? Iโ€™ve kinda been on an old Threadbanger video marathon

  27. This was the first Threadbanger video I watched… I was looking for ideas on how to make a small Christmas tree for my apartment and I loved this idea, I made it and it looked awesome and now 5 years later I'm a huge Threadbanger fan!!

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