Feb 2, 2016

Top 5 Things to Create From Your Old Christmas Tree

Christmas is now over and your lovely Christmas tree will no longer serve its purpose. Most likely, your next big step is to get rid of it. However, instead of just trimming it and tossing it somewhere, why not use it for other purposes? You can still make good use of your old Christmas tree by turning it into useful things. Here are some of them.

One of the simple things that you can make out of a Christmas tree are logs. They will be very useful during winter as you can place and burn them in your fireplace. However, avoid burning the branches of your Christmas tree to eliminate sparks.
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     Habitat for Animals
Apart from making logs, there are many other things that you can do with your old Christmas tree. For one, you can make it as a habitat for animals. You just have to move it outside your house so it can serve as a shelter for birds. You can also place it near a bird feeder. Since birds are attracted to trees, they are likely to go into that direction so you would not only provide birds with shelter but you could also help feed them. You can also make it as a habitat for fishes by letting the tree sink in a pond. Doing this can also help prevent soil erosions.

     Candle Holders
Being creative and resourceful doesn't end in decorating Christmas trees. After Christmas, you can still do some creative crafts using old materials, which in this case is your Christmas tree. Surprisingly, you can cut the tree into chunks and turn it into candleholders. As long as you have the complete tools, you can make this DIY project successfully even you're not that handy.

     Scented Potpourris
Another creative way to recycle your Christmas tree is to make scented potpourris using its barks and branches. To add fragrance, you just have to use essential oils. You can also mix them with dried flowers, spice and herbs and fixatives. Place these scented potpourris on jars so they can serve as ornaments.

By being resourceful and practical, you can save money from buying a new trellis for your garden. From leaves to branches, your Christmas tree can be used to build a new trellis. You'll just need some tools including pocketknife, hammer, ring shank nails, measuring tape, and wood glue.

If you are a resourceful person, you’ll have a lot of ideas to recycle your old Christmas tree. Share what you have in mind by commenting below!

Written by Robert Thompson, owner of LC Lawncare & Landscaping, where they are one of the best companies for tree service in Columbia, MO.

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