Christmas Tree Alternatives to Celebrate the Season

One of the best parts of decorating for the holiday season is trimming the Christmas tree. But what can you do if you lack the space for a tree or if you want something more unique than the traditional fair? No worries. We’ve got just the thing (or two) for you. I’ve rounded up 10 fun ideas to inspire you if you want to put your creative spin on the traditional tree this year. From lights to ladders (yes, ladders!) and paper to wood, these Christmas tree alternatives will help you celebrate the season in your own style.

Christmas Tree Alternatives

1 This tree could be made with various sizes of PVC pipe. To decorate, fill them with colorful ornaments. I think I see some small kids’ toys in there, too. I wonder if they spray painted them in those bright colors? 🙂

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Martha Stewart

2 This inexpensive tree made of plywood, yarn, and some thumb tacks also serves to display all your holiday cards.

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Photograph by Brian Patrick Flynn

3 No space for a tree? Draw one on a large piece of craft paper then add lights and a few ornaments.

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Photograph by Alison Conkilin, Styling by Styled Creative

4 Vintage tool boxes stacked just so and topped with a globe create a whimsical and one-of-a-kind tree .

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Finding Home

5 Have you discovered what’s different about this tree? It’s not a tree; it’s that ladder I was talking about! Follow the link below the photo to find out more about this fun & funky tree.

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6 Another festive idea for small spaces is the use of wall decals. Here a thoughtful holiday wish has been shaped like a Christmas tree and topped with a star.

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Wayfair

7 Cut pieces of logs made into the shape of a tree bring in a touch of nature while the lights add a bit of sparkle and shine.

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MarzaShop

8 Here’s another idea for decorating a wall tree that turns the one-dimensional drawing into 3D.

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Colorfully

9 Go beach-y and natural by building a tree out of driftwood and decorating it with shells and other beach-themed objects.

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Kara Rosenlund

10 Show off your favorite ornaments by cutting a piece of MDF in the shape of a tree and covering it in felt. This is an easy solution for small spaces.

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Photograph by Brian Patrick Flynn

These alternatives to the usual Christmas tree offer fun ways to bring a playful twist to a holiday tradition. Ideal for small spaces, they’re also an excellent way to bring holiday cheer to any room in your home. If you have the big tree in your living room, how about trying one of these in the guest room or kitchen?

Peggy
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    says

    I think that Good Morning America did the save PVC look that you have at the top for their tree this year, so fun! We let our old “fake” tree go last year & this year opted for one of those pre-lit “skinny” trees & I’m in LOVE! It setup in 5 minutes & the footprint is 1/4 of the old tree, very clever indeed.

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      says

      With so much on our plates Laurie, it’s nice to have an option for a decorative tree that doesn’t take forever to set up. Then you can get on to the fun stuff sooner. Thank you for visiting! 🙂