Airport Employees Decorate Christmas Tree with Items Confiscated by Security


If you’ve ever wondered what happens to all the items that have been confiscated by airport security, well, here’s your answer.

The employees at the Vilnius Airport in Lithuania gave confiscated items a second chance at life by turning them into a crafty holiday project.

They used prohibited items such as knives, toy guns, and scissors to construct a Christmas tree meant to remind travelers about the importance of safety regulations.

“With the winter travel season well under way, the Aviation security officers at Vilnius Airport opted for an unusual take on the Christmas classic, aiming to send an educational message on the importance of aviation security,” the airport wrote on LinkedIn.

“Using items that are prohibited to carry in hand luggage and which were taken away from passengers during screening, the lads at the Aviation security unit of Lithuania’s main airport created a truly unique educational masterpiece,” the post continues.

“This Christmas tree has it all,” the post read alongside a picture of the creation constructed entirely out of scissors. Other items such as lighters, toy guns, and bullet cases adorned the tree as make-shift ornaments, while the tree topper featured a star made out of cheese knives.

According to the BBC, the tree stands at 5 ft. tall and took employees over two weeks to complete.

“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,” the airport reminded travelers.

In the words of Santa, make a list, check it twice, and leave all prohibited items at home.

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