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Easy DIY: A Mini Potted Tree

A potted pine is a hostess gift with homespun charm and wonderful scent. Here’s how to dress one up:

1. Choose a small pine tree or branch — ours is about 18″ tall — and place in a pot.

2. Cut a piece of black burlap long enough to wrap around the pot.

3. Tie the burlap onto the pot with natural twine, leaving a frayed edge at the top. Tuck a card or wooden cutout with a handwritten message under the twine.

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Luis Albuquerque
House & Home November 2014
Burlap, Designer Fabrics; wood feather, The Paper Place.
Sarah Hartill and Lauren Petroff