Four Crafts for Your Extra Christmas Tree Branches
Hang a Star Wreath
Cut out a large star shape from cardboard. Gather enough evergreen scraps to completely cover it. Working one point at a time, hot-glue the branches to the cardboard. Attach a ribbon to the back of one point for hanging.
Create a Tabletop Display
Start with long, skinny branches. Drill a hole in the center of a small wooden disk. Place a dab of hot glue into the hole, and drop in the "tree." If needed, wire on additional "branches" to fill it out.
Welcome Each Person
Take two small, needle-free twigs of the same length. Place them side by side, and hot-glue them together. Embellish one end with a sprig of greenery. Nestle (or glue) the place card into the small slot between the two twigs.
Embellish a Present
The prettiest ideas are often the easiest. Wrap your gift, and before you finish tying the bow, slip a few small evergreen sprigs and jingle bells into the knot. Then tie the ribbon to hold them in place.