I recently wrote about ornaments leftover from my past trees, but I realized that I have another type of leftover from my tree: left over branches. Inevitably when you purchase a live Christmas tree, you are going to have to cut off a branch or two to either make the tree fit in the house or in the tree stand.
This year I had a lot of branches left over so April inspired me to use them for a quick 2 minute project. (Squash would argue that this took more than 2 minutes, but it really was quick…maybe this is a 10 minute project.)
You can arrange the left over branches on a tablescape with other Christmas items to give everything a festive look.
But what about tying them together as a swag wreath for the front door?
This is a quick project. Just wire the limbs together and use some ribbon to make a bow to hide the point of connection.
Then using some hot glue (aka the crafter’s best friend) you can glue on some details like pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and just for a hint of color some leftover gold balls.
As with any 2 minute project, use what you have around to make it more festive. It can be as simple or as complicated as you like and cost as little or as much as you want. The point is to have fun and make use of some of those leftovers.
Happy Holidays! (Half way to Christmas, I think it’s beginning to get happy!)
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