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OGCC Day 18 – Mountain Dew Can Christmas Tree

Mountain Dew Christmas Tree (Images courtesy David Barshow)
By Andrew Liszewski

OGCC Day 18 (Image property of OhGizmo)To me this represents the perfect combination of Christmas spirit and hardcore geek. First off you have Mountain Dew which is the unofficial drink of late-night gaming marathons. Unlike Coke or Pepsi the Dew is smooth enough to be consumed very rapidly providing that immediate and much needed boost of caffeine at 3 in the morning.

Of course after 3 months of soda consumption you’re going to be left with a ‘mountain’ of cans and while recycling might seem like the right thing to do it doesn’t get your website spread across the internet as quickly as turning those cans into a full size Christmas tree does. Using about 400 cans, some PVC pipe for the trunk and construction flags these guys spent 4 days turning all that aluminum into the perfect decoration.

To be honest I never would have thought a tree made of Mountain Dew cans would be anything but tacky but looking at that shot with the lights off and the tree all lit up I’ll admit it doesn’t look half bad. Of course you could do the same thing with any type of can but the green and red color scheme Mountain Dew uses just fits the holiday season.

If you’d love one of these for your own home (or more likely bachelor pad) but would like to avoid consuming the 400 cans of Mountain Dew then you’ll be happy to hear the the tree is currently up for bid on eBay with a starting bid of $300. (Though the reserve has not been met at this point.)

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