The Giving Tree
I was at an event recently (hosted by another magazine that wasn’t Country Home magazine, where I work… so it shall go nameless to protect my, uh, job) where they had this barren tree set up covered in hanging manila price tags.
With the Fall season upon us and and all the leaves fluttering down to the ground, I thought this would be a fun idea to do for a home office.
Take a branch cutting from the yard–something with lots of sturdy branches and isn’t rotting—and place it in a tall, very heavy vase. Then clip (using paper clips) business cards of contacts you need or want to save and use them as leaves on the branch cutting. It could be a centerpiece on a side table that’s both functional and decorative.
I’ve used branches in the past before to clip on Christmas cards and photographs… but this idea is something that could work to "warm" up a boring home office.