Christmas tree made out of Heineken bottles


This giant artificial Christmas tree can be found on Nanjing Road in Shanghai. It's made out of 1,000 empty full(?) Heineken bottles.

[via Inhabitat]


  1. On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a beer.

    This would make Bob & Doug very happy, you hoser.

    1. Dangit, now this Canadian has the full version of that song running through her head.

      Fiiiiive golden tooooques!
      Four pounds of backbacon,
      Three French toast,
      Two turtlenecks,
      And a beer!
      (in a tree)

      Orchestral version and all.

  2. There is no way that is only 1000 bottles. The circumference of the bottom ring alone has to be nearly 200. Are you missing a Zero? 10K seems too high, but more believable at any rate.

  3. In other news, the Shanghai christmas tree has gone missing. Throngs of drunken passers-by report that they did not see anyone taking it.

  4. Just my estimate here, but that looks like far more than 1000 bottles. I count ~40 tiers, and 1000/40 would fit the outer layer a cylinder only 25 bottles around. This would require many more bottles than that. My estimate is that there are around 250 bottles on the bottom tier (outer ring only) alone. I figure this is somewhere between 2,500 and 4,000 bottles.

    Please commence shredding my argument now.

    1. outer ring only

      You reckon it’s solid? I presumed it was only bottles on the outside, and a stepped pyramid inside.

  5. Saw the equivalent in Qui Nong (central coast of Vietnam) 2 years ago in front of a hotel. Must be some kind of pan-Asian tradition!

  6. Look at it this way: if you had a hexagonal pyramid of bottles, what would a thousand look like?

    You’d have one in the top row, and beneath that you’d have six (not seven, as it’s hollow, right), then twelve, (not nineteen, ditto).

    Carrying on, the 19th layer would have 108 bottles for a total of 1027….

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