In the spirit of British environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, these little stone cairns artfully allude to the holiday tree and are a natural meditation on the beautiful form of the much-loved evergreen.
Find flat stones that descend in size from large to small. Soften beeswax by working it with your fingers and flatten it into small disks. We used colored beeswax (available in craft stores) in Christmas red to amplify the holiday theme. Use the beeswax between each stone as you stack them, pressing firmly as you go. Top with a small sphere of beeswax.
Kitchen funnels in descending size make adorable trees. We topped ours with a beer-bottle top, drilled through, and attached with wire. The other tree sports a shiny brass washer.