CONFISCATED: Airport Christmas Tree Made Of Items Seized By Security

It’s the end of a decade and an airport in Lithuania decided to celebrate by scrapping traditional decorations and instead build a Christmas tree made up of items confiscated from its passengers.

It’s the end of a decade and an airport in Lithuania decided to celebrate by scrapping traditional decorations and instead build a Christmas tree made up of items confiscated from its passengers.

The very creative tree features unconventional festive adornments – including scissors, bullets, and blades.

The Aviation security at Vilnius Airport hoped the Christmas tree would send out an ‘educational message’ about what shouldn’t be seen in an airport terminal.

The tree was called a ‘masterpiece’ by the airport.

Christmas Tree

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“Here at Lithuanian Airports, we are certain that you have seen many different Christmas trees – natural, modern, innovative, and simply quirky. We can guarantee – you haven’t seen anything like this.”

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They are quite right, we have never seen anything like this before!

 

The ‘Masterpiece’

Christmas Tree

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The tree, known as the Tennenbaum, stands at about 1.5 meters has branches constructed from many pairs of seized and beautifully spray painted scissors.

There seems to be a number of passengers who must have missed the no scissors in your hand luggage memo! (So, next time you do the same, you don’t need to feel alone).

Baubles are far too boring for Vilnius Airport, so they instead went with a selection of lighters, batteries, bottle openers, nail clippers, and any other banned items they had in their stash.

There were some things that weren’t suitable to display, so in place of more dangerous items such as handguns, the airport used cardboard cutouts.

Who thought they could get through airport security with a handgun by the way?

Christmas Tree

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The star is a personal favourite, as it’s constructed from a series of cheese knives; which we believe is probably the second-best thing cheese knives could be used for.

A spokesperson for Lithuanian Airports said “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,”

“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.”

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