‘Bout time you took down that Christmas tree, don’t ya think?
I know, I know…it’s sad to see the tree come down, but here are some fun ideas to reuse your Christmas tree so you can extend your enjoyment into 2018!
Bring in the Birds!
I got the idea for this Sweetgum Life blog post from my friend Becky, who posted her upcycled Christmas tree on Facebook. Simply take your Christmas tree outside and decorate it with edibles for your little feathered friends to enjoy! I could not love this idea more! You know how I’m all about recycling, upcycling, and reusing, right?
Okay, I confess…my Christmas trees are artificial, so I drug one in off the street to recreate Becky’s idea of using the tree as a bird feeder. Ha! I’m trying to imagine my neighbors’ faces if they saw me dragging the tree from the road to my forest outside Sweetgum House. They probably thought, “There she goes again!”
Becky’s idea is easy-peasy to do: Simply coat pine cones with peanut butter and cover it with birdseed.
Becky used pine cones…I used sweetgum balls (because that’s how we roll at Sweetgum Life!!!)
Find the Fish!
When I was growing up in rural south Alabama, we had a big pond in the pasture behind our house. If you have a similar arrangement, dump your tree into the pond…it will make a great fish habitat. You may also be able to donate it to the US Fish and Wildlife Departments as suggested by Eric at Wide Open Spaces.
Salute the Squirrels!
Lindsay at Social Moms recommends leaving your tree out as a squirrel or rabbit home.
Here’s where You Come in!
I know there are plenty of you creative-thinkers out there with ideas of your own! What are your creative ideas for reusing your Christmas tree? I’d love to hear from you!
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