An Attractive Christmas-Tree Stand
Photography: Johnny Miller
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2011
A living Christmas tree offers so much more than a mound of mulch at the end of the season. But how to cover its not-so-pretty pot during its indoor tour of duty? Amass a squirrel's cache of nuts, and pour them on. The nuts' simple beauty and warm palette complement a tree done up in woody neutrals--just be sure to keep extras around for cracking and snacking, to keep everyone from nibbling away at the display.
Nuts (in shell)
Line the basket with the bag. Place the pot inside, and fill the space around it with bubble wrap.
Top with nuts. (Leave a small opening for watering.)