8 Cool Alternatives to the Traditional Christmas Tree
Don't worry— there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays without the sap, falling needles and all that mess.
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Rustic Wood Tree
This rustic tree, from RedAcornInteriors, is made from reclaimed wood for a one-of-a-kind design that can be used in the corner of the living room or on a tabletop, depending on how big you make it. Just find some wood and grab a saw, hammer and nails to create this simple Christmas tree alternative. Here are 12 Christmas wreaths you can DIY.
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Christmas Tree Alternatives: Book Tree
Is there a book lover in your home? This book tree, from Alexandra Whiting, works well in a small space decorated with a strand of mini Christmas lights. Or, pull out some of these vintage Christmas decorations.
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Craft Project Tree
Kids can help create this alternative Christmas tree from Garden Rant with simple craft supplies such as sticks, pipe cleaners and glue. And when finished, hang some of your favorite little ornaments or strung beads from the “branches.”Learn how to make your own ornaments here.
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Reclaimed Wood Tree
Pinterest has lots of ideas for alternative Christmas trees, but this one from Her Tool Belt is one of our favorites. And once completed, add some paint or stain and wrap a strand of lights around the finished project.
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Christmas Tree Art
If you have a fireplace and no room for a traditional tree, try decorating the mantel with this DIY tree art from Sonya Baker. Find a piece of reclaimed wood or even canvas for a backdrop, use wire to form a tree shape or simple zigzag and decorate with ribbon or strips of fabric tied to the wire. This ombre effect is on-trend! By the way, these table decorations are perfect for the holidays.
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This felt tree from Project Nursery is a great project to get kids started in DIY. And not only do these types of Christmas tree alternatives work great in small spaces, they also work in a child’s bedroom.
If you have a chalkboard painted wall, why not draw a tree on it during the holiday season? You can also use a small chalkboard to draw a Christmas tree and hang it in the living room. Then, you can make these cookie ornaments instead of hanging ornaments up!