We just got our Christmas tree this past Saturday and as the man was cutting off some of the bottom branches, we asked to take them with us as they are perfect to repurpose for other holiday decor! See our photo of how we used them to spruce up our mantel! The extra branches can also be cut smaller and used (1) to wrap a gift – a nice little twig/branch included in a hand tied ribbon or (2) decorate the base of a holiday candle or diningroom centerpiece or (3) in holiday crafts with your kids – glue it to paper and draw a winter wonderland to make special cards for family & friends or dip in paint/watercolor and make a unique design! or (4) trim a twig and stick it into play dough or clay and it becomes a tree for toy soldiers, Lego sets, doll house, etc!
Think green and have fun!