Personally I don’t really like the whole Christmas tree madness, at least not the traditional kind. Cutting a whole tree and dressing up just to watch it slowly wither isn’t really my idea of a happy Christmas celebration and I know others feel the same way. Whether you want to save a tree or just to stand out by being original, there are all these cool DIY Christmas tree alternatives that we just can’t wait to explore with you. Let’s get started.
If you’re the eco-friendly type you might enjoy building a unique Christmas tree out of reclaimed materials. You could use reclaimed wood boards for the actual tree template and you can then decorate the tree with all sorts of other items you can find in your workshop, garage or your garden. You can find additional details about this project on funkyjunkinteriors.
The honeycomb Christmas tree featured on studiodiy is very colorful and fun and you can customize it using any color palette you want. The best thing about this sort of Christmas tree alternatives is that they take up zero floor space. You display them onto an empty wall which is super practical as well as a great way to add a focal point to a small room.
If you can find enough driftwood branches you could use them all to build an awesome Christmas tree. Of course you can adjust the size of the tree based on the supplies you have. In any case, we think this is a very cool and original idea. We found it while browsing imgur and you can decorate it in any way you want. We suggest keeping things simple.
Geometric designs are very trendy right now and you can use that as a source of inspiration when creating your unique Christmas tree out of paint chips. The idea comes from we-are-scout. You should glue the paint chips onto a canvas or a sheet of paper so you can easily reposition it and later take it down.
Another very cool idea for a DIY Christmas tree comes from instructables. This time you’re looking at a tree made out of stacked milk crates. You can use green or different-colored crated for the canopy and a brown one for the trunk of the tree.
For the minimalist type, we suggest checking out this washi tape Christmas tree idea featured on brit. All you need for this project is washi tape. You can mix and match different colors and patterns and even create multiple trees with different shapes and sizes.
Book lovers could make a very cool Christmas tree out of books. The books won’t get damaged in the process since all you’ll be doing is to stack them so no worries there. You can carefully decorate your book tree with some string lights and display a star ornament at the top. Just make sure you’re using a sturdy, level surface. You can find more details about this project on verymerryvintagestyle.
As you know, wood pallets are incredibly versatile but you probably didn’t think you could turn one into a Christmas tree, did you? Well, you can and it’s actually a very simple craft. Just take the pallet as it is and paint a Christmas tree on it, as shown on affirmaison. Then decorate your pallet tree with cute ornaments.
This project from fynesdesigns is one of our top favorites this year. These adorable Christmas tree are made out of repurposed kitchen funnels. You need three funnels for each tree in three different sizes (large, medium, small), stack them and decorate them with ribbon. For the smaller tree you can simply use a single funnel.
You already know that you can use fallen branches and driftwood to build a Christmas tree since we showed you how earlier but let’s also check out another technique, an easier one. In this project from laloleblog the twigs and branches are simply stacked, each attached to the wall (we assume with double-sided tape). You might have to cut some of them to obtain the right Christmas tree shape in the end.
Who says a Christmas tree only has to be pretty? Well, nobody does, that’s why we’re showing you this Christmas tree alternative that’s both lovely and practical. It’s actually a shelving unit shaped like a tree. You can use this all year round, not just on Christmas. If you want to find out more about the project, check out ana-white.
Because we love repurposing everyday items and using them to make beautiful, unexpected things, we find this Christmas tree from countrydesignstyle to be pretty awesome. In case you didn’t figure it out by yourself, this tree is made from old spindles. Who knew you can use these things in such a cool and creative way?
As you’re probably suspecting by now, you can make a Christmas tree out of pretty much anything if you put your mind to it. It’s no surprise that we found this tree made out of brown paper on craftsalamode. It actually looks very chic and stylish. We love the way the paper curves and makes the tree like a giant, unusually-shaped flower.
Some things are actually just asking to be turned into a Christmas tree, like a double ladder for example. If you paint it green it’s even better. Either way, you can hang all these Christmas ornaments to actually make it clear that you made a Christmas tree. Check out paisleyandjade for more cool ideas like this one.