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1-step Christmas Tree

Set up a Christmas tree with the push of a buttton
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Make a fake Christmas tree that has branches that all fold up, and are spring-loaded like one of those nice umbrellas, so all you have to do is push a button, the branched snap down into place, and your tree is set up in a second.
MikeOxbig, Dec 20 2005

(?) Instant Christmas Tree http://www.bitsandp...038-005__id-46.html
Not spring-loaded, but this sad little nod toward Christmas spirit is almost as easy to erect and later collapse for storage. [jurist, Dec 20 2005]

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       [+] Although you'd have to supply a pole with which to press the button, so you don't get attacked by the tree.
Snuffkin, Dec 20 2005
  

       In fact, why not have what is essentially just an actual umbrella. The only enhancement is that the fabric is green, with a brown handle and stem, and has a print pattern that simulates that of a decorated christmas tree. Perhaps one could over-egg the pudding by embedding LEDs and such. And a fairy on top.
Ian Tindale, Dec 20 2005
  

       "over-egg the pudding"? What does that mean?
MikeOxbig, Dec 23 2005
  

       too many eggs make the pudding kinda over eggy!
po, Dec 23 2005
  

       Oh
MikeOxbig, Dec 24 2005
  

       But, isn't it bad luck to open an umbrella indoors? That's what my mother always told me!
roleohibachi, Dec 24 2005
  

       It's bad luck to be superstitious.
Ian Tindale, Dec 24 2005
  

       People got the idea that opening an umbrella indoors is bad luck as they thought someone's eye might be poked out in the process of opening it up.
MikeOxbig, Dec 29 2005
  

       This could be great. I'd get a mate to help put it up. That way he could hit the button at the same time as I hurled a load of tinsel over it: Shazam, randomly decorated tree in <a second. Fantastic. +
stilgar, Nov 27 2006
  
      
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