There’s nothing like putting up the Christmas tree to get the whole family in the holiday spirit.
Unfortunately, certain furry family members seem determined to dismantle our mantels, along with everything else we attempt to decorate! Indoor pets simply don’t understand why their humans have dragged a giant tree into the house, and it shows.
Thankfully, there are a few tried-and-true techniques designed to protect the tree from even the most ferocious critters.
Best Pet-Proofed Christmas Tree Ideas
1. Child-Proof Gate Tree
Baby gates aren’t just for babies, you know.
2. Hovering Tree
Introducing the magical hovering Christmas tree! (Don’t worry, no husbands were injured while balancing on a ladder to put this thing up.)
3. Two-Dimensional Wall Tree
Who says you need a “real” tree, anyway?
4. Twig Tree
Or an evergreen, for that matter?
5. Upside Down Tree
This tree is so sly, the cat doesn’t even seem to know it’s there!
6. Refrigerator Tree
Of course we put the Christmas tree on top of the fridge. Where else would be put it?
7. Blanket Tree
It’s not the prettiest, but it will do.
8. Cactus Tree
Go ahead, try to touch it. We dare you.
9. Upside Down Mini Tree
Which end is up? Does it matter?
10. Caged Tree
Nothing is getting in there… not even Santa.
11. Duct Tape Tree
Forget tinsel! This year’s tree calls for duct tape, and lots of it.
12. Branchless Tree
Wait, is this a before or an after picture?
13. Lantern Tree
It may be tiny, but it’s pretty darn adorable.
14. Cutout Tree
If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’Em.
15. Outdoor Tree
When all else fails, just admire the beauty from afar!
These naughty animals do make things challenging, but their parents wouldn’t have it any other way! Every time they cuddle up to us on the couch or flop over for belly rubs, we instantly forget how obnoxious they are around the holiday decorations. They’re worth the extra work!
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