Mountain Dew Christmas Tree

By Will Chen on 7 December 2006 (Updated 8 March 2012) 19 comments

Now that's what I call recycling.

These guys started with four hundred empty cans of Mountain Dew, a pipe, and a dream. (See also: Garbage Into Gold: Great Ways to Recycle Old Containers)

Actually, after consuming that much sugar, it was probably more of a psychedelic vision of dancing mimes and baby pandas than a "dream."

But hey, why judge?

We appreciate this expression of frugal creativity as much as anyone. Well, almost anyone. According to this Digg user:

"The DewTree is a monument to creative thinking and undertaking of a task, that can be easily equeated to, but not limited to the building of the Eiffel Tower, without the dew. The small city of Chico now has TWO monuments that place it on the map: Sierra Nevada Brewing and the Dew Tree. It is our duty to salute the Dew Tree!"

 

 

 

 

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Greg Go

I wonder if they washed the cans first! I want to see the video where the tree is swarming with ants. Heh.

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Guest

Dude awsome tree

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Micah

How long did that thing take to make?! I recall seeing a house made out of aluminum cans, and even aluminum xmas trees, but never an aluminum can tree. lol. You should go and recommend to websites like Balsam Hill to make their artificial christmas trees out of that!

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Guess I hadn't seen this post before. Cool one, and 'tis the season!

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DivaJean

In NY State, can deposits are 5 cents. That's a lotta nickels to make that tree- but very well executed!

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thats awesome!

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visitor

I love seeing stuff like this .. now i know there is someone else out there in this world who thinks up stupid stuff like this! I can totally see me and my cuz making one of these sweet trees.. but of course we would drink all the mountain dew ourselves first..
FANTABULOUS!

luv it!!

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Lamar Cole

Some people like their whiskey.
Some people like their gin.
But a pretty girl and Mountain Dew.
Really gets under my skin.

Because I live in a Mountain Dew world.
My body runs on Mountain Dew pearls.
My mind floats in a Mountain Dew haze.
I look at the world.
Through a Mountain Dew gaze.

A pretty girl and Mountain Dew.
Really gets under my skin.
A pretty girl and Mountain Dew.
Really gets under my skin.

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Paige

why would you wanna make a tree out of cans?

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Sarah

cos its cool!!!!!!!!!!!

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Paige

why would you wanna make a tree out of cans?

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minmay

recycle x;mas tree... can't wait to show this to my aunt.. i'll inform her that we gonna have a special x'mas tree this year.. very creative. i must say :d

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Guest

I want directions on how to make a tree like this. My dad is a DIE HARD Mt. Dew drinker and I think this would be awesome for him!!!!

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pattydennis

Please ssend me the directions on how to make the mt dew tree please it is so cute .....

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Guest

thats seriously coool. everybody in my class think its amazing.

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I absolutely salute the Dew Tree. What a great project!

Sadly, I am 150% sure I would never be allowed to bring or build something like this into our home.

Kudos!

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Guest

don't the cans fall off????? how did you get it to go shorter for the top????? i'm gonna try this at home and don't try to stop me!

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Guest

What's weird about that is that... It's actually pretty O.o

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Tony

wish I had seen this BEFORE I cashed in my cans!!