On a backyard patio, a planter box with a trellis is an accessible setup for training an espaliered tree. Simply tie the plant's branches directly to the wood slats as they grow and spread, using jute twine or some other soft, flexible type of plant tie.
Making an Advent Calender with 24 acts of kindness. Instead of more gifts for your children, this puts the focus on the true meaning of Christmas! - you could go a lot of directions with this little chalkboard / clothespin / paper bag Advent calendar.