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.