If you visited my blog in early June you may have seen [this post] about trying to make my outdoor entry more clear and inviting.
Now that winter is here my herbs in the planter box and plant stand are hibernating (ie gone or drooping sadly) and I've got the vent stuffed with old jeans to keep out the cold. Classy.
I never get rid of the branches that have to be inevitably cut from the Christmas tree. Instead I put them to good use as greenery around the house and even outside the house.
I am still in desperate need of a chalk pen but to be fair on my handwriting that old chair back is an incredibly rough surface to write on.
I stuffed clipped branches and some ivy I trimmed off into the pot that normally holds chives and oregano. This way I can just pull them out and toss them when my herbs perk up and start growing this spring.
These branches hide the jeans-stuffed vent just wonderfully! The stag creature is a tea lite holder and I'll add one the night of the Christmas party for extra warmth and pretty.
Christmas tree branches even fill up the flower box and hide my bare dirt while the oregano sleeps.
So don't get rid of those trimmed tree branches - you never know where you can use them!