Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree! But if you’re looking to move away from the sap and pine needles route this holiday season, there are a lot of creative, alternative trees that you can make yourself!
1. Word Tree
Enlist the kids to write your favorite verse or holiday quote on a canvas as your substitute tree.
2. Napkin Tree
Don’t judge this tree by it’s size! Cute little tree napkins can bring some holiday spirit to your dinner.
3. Hanging Tree
This floating tree creates a very cool, avant-garde effect.
4. Pallet Tree
This is a very rustic alternative take on the Christmas tree!
5. Drawn Tree
If you have a someone in your family with a talent for drawing, get them to draw up a tree on a wall or butcher paper.
6. Fingerprint Tree
This is such a cute craft to do with the kids!
7. Frame Tree
This quirky compilation of frames makes for one cool Christmas tree.
8. Stick Tree
Charlie Brown has the right idea. Get some sticks from your backyard and deck them up Christmas style.
9. Wire Trees
White or holiday colored wire can be spiraled around tea lights and scattered around your house for some Christmas ambiance.
10. Christmas Tree Art
Why go through so much hassle when you can buy a piece of art to make your holidays bright?
11. Ladder Tree
This is such a vintage, rustic alternative to a Christmas tree! Wrap it in tinsel and lights to get dress it up for the holidays.
12. Chalkboard Tree
Have a chalkboard or chalkboard wall in your house? Add a paper chain and you’ve got a tree!
13. Plywood Tree
If you’re handy with a saw, cut out some plywood in a tree shape for a minimalist take on the tree.
14. String Tree
Tack some string into a tree shape on the wall, and decorate it to your heart’s content!
15. Craft Stick Trees
Craft sticks can be bought at any craft or dollar store and when taped onto some foam cones, they make adorable tree decorations.
16. Wood Dowel Tree
These wooden dowel trees have all the qualities of your traditional Christmas tree, but they give off an elegant vibe and stop pine needles from falling all over your floor!
17. Wooden Pole Tree
If you can set up some poles to stand, drape them in tinsel to give it that Christmas tree feel.
18. Book Tree
The perfect thing for all lovers of literature! Stack your favorite novels, wrap them in lights and you have one wordy tree.
19. Yard Stick Tree
If you can pool together some of your old rulers from around the house, drill them together to create a miniature, vintage-looking tree.
20. Wrapping Paper Tree
Take advantage of all your extra wrapping paper and tape them to a wall to create a DIY paper tree.
21. String Lights Tree
Skip the decorating step and pin your tree lights into a Christmas tree shape to put your presents under this year.
22. Metal Funnel Tree
This funnel tree can be put together in a pinch and has a really edgy look.
23. Pipe Tree
This very modern take on the Christmas tree requires some PVC piping. How fun would this be to decorate?
24. Dress Tree
For the fashionista, wrap tinsel and decorations around the wire skirt of a mannequin for a trendy look.
25. Flower Tree
Get your hands on a foam cone and some of these beautiful paper flowers. Pin them so they overlapping each other to make a lovely, feminine little tree.
Which of these alternative Christmas trees will you try this year? Share your thoughts and any ideas you have in the comments section below.