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Mini holiday tree
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Paige Porter Fischer

Mini holiday tree

As festive as an evergreen bough but less expected, a cypress-tree door decoration will see you through the holidays and beyond. Set a potted mini cypress on a plastic saucer, wrap in a burlap bag, and nail the drawstring to your door (adding a twig of barberry if you like). Keep the tree well watered, and plant it at the end of the season.

Get the look: Natural burlap round-bottom bag (3 in. high, $8.88/10 bags; papermart.com)

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