Andrew sighed loudly. "You mean we have to build our own tree, too?"
Not a bad idea, little buddy! If you're still not sure you can make your own wreath, how about filling your outdoor pots with tree trimmings instead?
I clipped the dead summer plants at the soil line. Watering the dirt will help the trimmings stay green.
Kids can help you poke branches into the soil, though you may want to adjust the overall shape. Lower branches can have a mind of their own!These need red berries, white-washed pinecones, or pale branches for contrast. Until then, I added a 25-cent pheasant wreath with a peachy bow...