Recycling the Christmas Tree

I have friends who remove the Christmas decor in their homes the day after Christmas.  With a real tree, I can’t keep it up until January and it  kills me to just toss the tree out to the curb. So with a little hand saw I cut the branches and recycle the branches into my planters, mantels and on my  dining room table.

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This is last year’s tree, but the image is the same every year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The branches keep the season a little greener and adds a little “life” to my front {and back} porches!  I love the contrast between the black planters and branches.

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It kills me that Christmas lights go down in the dreary month of January. Isn’t that when most of us can use a little extra light in the long days of winter?

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I add a few silver and red balls and lights and hey it’s Valentine’s Decor. The red and silver bulbs brighten my china cabinet.

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Happy New Year!

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