Its always a little sad isn’t it? That dried out ol’ Christmas tree, decorations removed, drooping.

This last Christmas I kept the tree. I sawed off the branches and put them in the compost. But what to do with the trunk? It sat around in the yard a couple months, and when I finally got around to sawing that up, I realized I wasn’t exactly up for the task.

So off the the local hardware store, where they kindly helped me cut up that trunk into uneven chunks. That freshly sawed wood smells sooooo good! And those chunks are now a pile of blocks for the kids to build houses for fairies and tiny woodland creatures. They are perfect for the deck, where we also do water play and tea parties.

Such a fun and easy project, and a great exercise in recycling – I think we’ll do it again next year!


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