Updated: Aug 21
Don’t throw the Christmas tree to the curb! Repurpose it for the critters. Birds and other critters need shelter and some supplemental food to get them through the winter. If you didn’t have a fresh tree, I’m sure one of your neighbors did and now is the time to scoop it up From the curbside.
This a great project for kids and adults. My tree has cranberry (on sale now in supermarkets) and popcorn (preferably air popped) garland, stale bread, bruised fruit (ask your grocer if they have any to give you free or discounted) and my favorite, birdseed pinecones with peanut butter (the cheap stuff is fine) ornaments.
The garland is made by threading popcorn and cranberries onto heavy gauge string, for example bakery string, with a large eyed needle. You can make one long strand or make a few