The mum left her son in charge of the decorating (stock image)
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A mum's hilarious step-by-step guide to recreating her bizarre-looking Christmas tree has left people in stitches as she said the final result has left her "questioning my life choices".
She shared a picture on social media of the tree her son had insisted he decorated in mid-November – despite the mum realising she had accidentally thrown out the top half of the fake tree at some point since last the last festive period.
Rather than waiting for a replacement, he pressed ahead with throwing every decoration they owned onto to the now pint-sized tree and the picture has gone viral since being shared on Facebook.
She jokingly wrote: "I have had many people ask for a tutorial video how to do your tree like this but I think a PDF step by step instructions guide will be sufficient.
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"However I don’t have time for that so here you go.
"1. Lose the top part of your tree in a house move. Preferably in April as you don’t have the opportunity to go back to your local waste collection and search through your garbage once you realise you have thrown it out.
"2. Have a son who wants to decorate the tree now and instead of waiting until you replace the tree.
"3. Allow your son to use every decoration you have collected over the few years to throw onto said tree.
"4. Sit back with a coffee for an hour in peace while your son is occupied decorating said tree.
"5. (This is the most important part of the steps) DO NOT look on Kmart inspired homes at everyone’s beautiful trees they have created.
"6. Question your life choices."
But others loved the final outcome, branding the tree the "perfectly imperfect" and a good representation of 2020, as reported by Kidspot.
One wrote: "I’m kind of impressed, I thought it was meant to be an Easter egg."
A second said: "It’s the perfect tree for short people!”
Another added: "You are a legend! More of us need to embrace moments in the way you did! Thanks for posting. Made my day! Have yourselves a Merry little Christmas."