What to Do With Your Christmas Tree Now

The Giving Tree

You know the feeling well – that pang of sadness as you disassemble, one ornament at a time, the Christmas tree you so proudly displayed in your home. The feeling continues as you reluctantly drag it outside to the curb while the kids watch from the living room, their little noses pressed up against the window, with a tear. OK, in real life the scene might not be so melodramatic, but the truth is you don’t have to just throw away your beloved Christmas tree when the holidays are over. There are actually a variety of creative ways to repurpose it to help the environment – or just have fun. Here are eight ideas for putting that evergreen to good use in the new year. Photo Credit: Getty Images