Twig tree sculpture alternative for xmas. Collect driftwood in summer or trimmings in fall, build a tree for Christmas, and use the bits as kindling to keep warm in January. I'd be tempted to leave this tree up all year round.
DIY Festive Centerpiece: Branch out from conventional tablescapes by using an extra-long tree limb as a platform for displaying ornaments. Simply knot lengths of twine around the branch and hang it from a row of five or six ceiling hooks.
The Scent of Christmas: 2 lemon wedges 1 lime slice 2 orange slices 3 cinnamon sticks Tbsp. whole cloves 3 bay leaves -Pour contents into saucepan on stove-top and simmer on low heat, add water as needed. Refrigerate to keep fresh.
MAKE AS TEACHER GIFT! Make the lights out of the student's fingerprints. And write something like "You LIGHT UP our year! - Permanent Marker on dollar store plates, bake at 400 deg for 30 minutes! :) Cannot WAIT to do this!