An airport in Lithuania has come up with a creative way to celebrate the silly season, crafting a Christmas tree out of confiscated items and contraband.
The tree stands at about 1.5 meters and its branches are constructed out of hundreds of scissors, so you can feel less embarrassed about the time you accidentally tried to smuggle a set in your carryon.
Instead of baubles, the tree is adorned with knives, lighters, batteries, bottle openers and just about everything else you can imagine not making it through in passengers checked luggage.
However, there were some things they couldn’t put on display, so in place of more dangerous items such as handguns, they’ve used cardboard cutouts.
As for the star, it is constructed from a series of cheese knives.
The tree, which is called the Tennenbaum, according to The New Daily, took just over two weeks to build with all of its materials re-appropriated from the airport security screening hub.
A spokesperson for Vilnius Airport, the home of the Tennenbaum, told the New Daily the tree aims to send a message on the importance of airport security.
“The items are prohibited to carry in hand luggage and were taken away from passengers during screening. Knives, scissors, lighters, blades and all sorts of other dangerous goods,” the spokesperson said.
“So if you don’t want your personal, yet prohibited, belongings to land on next year’s Christmas tree, better check out the baggage requirements before you pack for your next flight.”
As you can imagine, it’s a bit of an eye saw, but we can’t seem to look away.