I was driving home from picking up dog food at the pet supply store and noticed someone in my neighborhood had put out Christmas tree cuttings on the curb for this week’s city compost pick up. It only took one more block for me to decide to turn around and pick them up. They looked so fresh and beautiful. It seemed a shame for them to not have additional decoration life before going to compost. I didn’t want to go to the craft supply store to purchase the hard wire wreath frame that is used to make them, so I “McGyver-ed” some heavy duty twisted wire into a wreath base and went from there. It’s a little wonky, but I thought not bad for one on the fly.
Back story: Many years ago I work several seasons at a Christmas tree lot making wreaths out of the clippings to supplement my full time income, so this is not a completely new thing to me.