When it's time to take down a natural wreath made from leaves, branches or pine, don't just toss the whole thing into the trash. First, take it apart by unraveling the florist wire that keeps everything in place. (This wire can be reused for craft projects you take on later in the year.) Once removed, save the wire frame or place it in the recycling bin. Finally, separate all the natural material and compost it or bury it in the ground to naturally decompose.
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