Christmas Decorating, North Woods-Style
Birds' nests, fresh bay leaves, loose pinecones, acorns and glass fruits grace the nature-themed tree. Wendy prefers fresh greenery, flowers and nature-themed decor to holiday knickknacks, but she doesn't spend a fortune. Some tips:
Dress up topiaries, miniature trees and seasonal greenery from low-cost home improvement stores. Place them in baskets, silver bowls or pottery.
Ask for cut branches and discarded boughs wherever you buy your tree. They're often free.