Crab Pot Christmas Tree Giveaway!

December 12, 2013 | By | Comments (66)
Crab pot Christmas trees

Photo courtesy Fisherman Creations, Inc.

For decades, crab traps lined North Carolina’s coast. In 2003, when cheaper crab pots from abroad took away business from Down East fisherman Nicky Harvey, he started to make Christmas trees from the crab-pot mesh. As friends and family requested their own, it wasn’t long before word spread far about his colorful creations with a nod to the sea. Today Fisherman Creations makes the prelit trees year-round and ships them to all 50 states, overseas to soldiers in Afghanistan, and even as far away as Denmark and Japan. Besides the bright glow and no needles to pick up, the best part of the crab-pot trees might be no hassle after the holidays–they fold away flat, lights and all. Find the crab-pot trees online or in a Southern store near you. Or better yet, enter below for a chance to win one.

Just tell us about your favorite Christmas ornament or decoration in the comment section below between now and January 5. We’ll pick our four favorites to win a four-foot Christmas tree. Click here for full legal rules.


  1. Michael Pargeter

    My favorite decorations is the Disney snow globes that JC Pennys used to give out on Black Friday. My sister used to get me and her one every year until her death a few years ago. I kept getting them until last year Pennys quit giving them.
    Michael Pargeter

    December 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm
  2. Diane Cesco

    My favorite decoration was a straw angel that we used for a tree topper. Made of golden straw, no facial features, no lights, just simple and beautiful. It just made the tree so special.

    November 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm
  3. Erin

    My favorite decoration that I bought from a Southern Living party was the three wooden wisemen! I would love to be able to buy another set! Any ideas?

    March 4, 2016 at 7:39 pm
  4. Linda Taylor

    I loved the angels made from beads and safety pins. when you hang them on a tree with white lights they look so beautiful.

    December 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm
  5. Gladys

    My favorite ornament(s) are the wooden cut-out ones that the kids and I painted one year when they were young. Paint was far from perfect but the family memories those ornaments bring is priceless.

    December 23, 2013 at 7:40 am
  6. Carole

    My mother made beautiful felt ornaments when I was a child and I treasure them.
    I love the idea of these Made in USA crab pot trees.

    December 21, 2013 at 8:25 am
  7. Cynthia Holdren

    How to pick a favorite decoration – it is like trying to pick a favorite child. I love all Christmas decorations, but I have to say that outdoor lights are just so wonderful at Christmas. We put a large wreath on the den addition and pine roping with bows and star-shaped lights on the porch of the main house. A wreath and pine roping on the front door illuminated by the porch light completes the picture of a welcoming house. Oh – forgot about the Christmas tree inside which is also visible through the windows! So many favorites.

    December 18, 2013 at 8:50 am
  8. Patricia W

    Each person in the family has there own ornament. We try to match the ornament to their personality. It started with my three children and now we are up to my first great grandchild. We always place those decorations on the tree first. I love all things nautical as I grew up by and had many family memories by the beach so I was drawn to the trees beauty but more to the history.

    December 18, 2013 at 7:03 am
  9. Karen Cramer

    I have the nativity set that my mother always put out before she passed away. Its a part of her with us even today. Thankful for memories and family.

    December 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm
  10. Aimee DuRant

    With three young children my favorites are the ones they bring home from school with their hand prints!

    December 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm
  11. Susan H.

    My fav is a rusty nail with red painted on the end to replicate blood. The attached card says ‘remember why He came’

    December 16, 2013 at 9:30 am
  12. Noel Stevens

    My favorite decoration is our star tree topper. It is cardboard with a gold coating bought at service merchandise when they were still in business for our first Christmas It was all we could afford at the time but I have never changed it all these years because it still means a lot when we get it out to use

    December 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm
  13. Maria Meyers

    I have an old porcelain Angel given to me by my late great aunt. She was a nun and didn’t have much to give. It was an item she cherished given to her by her godmother. She gave it to me one Christmas. It has a place of honor on my tree every year.

    December 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm
  14. kim watson

    My father in law is a total grinch. He would never put up a tree and we had a baby and refused to go there unless he had a tree. So we gave him a down east crab pot tree. He put it up then and every year since. He is really proud of his tree and its his favorite for now and forever!

    December 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm
  15. Kristy Worrell

    We have a beautiful Nativity that I just love. It’s not Christmas without it. I hope that we will be able to pass it down for many future generations.

    December 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm
  16. Martha Mojave

    How exciting this tree would be as we would keep it up all year round in our family room addition by the sea…..would illuminate and keep that feeling all year round….may need a red crab or 2 since we are in massachusetts !!!

    December 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

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