13+ Incredible Christmas Tree Alternatives

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13+ Incredible Christmas Tree Alternatives

Can you smell that? Hell YES! Christmas is in the air!

Looking for a unique and creative way to decorate your Christmas tree this year?

Check out these 13+ Christmas tree alternatives

From trees made of books to ones covered in baubles, there’s sure to be an option that will suit your style. So get creative and have some fun this holiday season!

Some of us are probably thinking of unearthing that dusty fake tree from the attic, while others are considering chopping off a fresh one. Wait a sec! Before you spend money on a Christmas tree, let us help you save some cash by showing you simpler but just as lovely alternatives.

And even if you still have a perfectly fine tree, you will want to try at least one of these!

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1. Wall Christmas Tree

Use removable plastic hooks and attach them to the wall.  Stream a long colored piece of tinsel to make the shape of the Christmas tree.  Weave through some lights, add a star, and perhaps even add a table underneath to pop the Christmas Presents on.

2. Christmas Branches

If you’re looking for a Christmas tree alternative to the traditional evergreen, why not try using Christmas branches? Christmas branches are a beautiful and unique way to decorate your home for the holidays. You can find them in all sorts of shapes and sizes and come in various colors. Christmas branches can create wreaths, garlands, or even centerpieces. And best of all, they’re a sustainable choice that can be reused year after year.

3. Pallet Christmas Tree

Pallet Christmas trees are made from upcycled wooden pallets, making them a environmentally friendly option. Plus, they add a unique touch to your Christmas decor. You can paint or decorate the pallets to match your Christmas theme. And best of all, pallet Christmas trees are easy and affordable to make!

4. Wall of Ornaments

If you’re looking for a Christmas tree alternative that’s both unique and eye-catching, try creating a wall of ornaments. This display can be created using any type of ornament, from traditional glass balls to more whimsical items like antique tinsel.

To get started, simply choose a section of wall and begin hanging your ornaments. You can create a random pattern or arrange the items in a more deliberate design. Once you’ve filled the space, step back and enjoy your festive handiwork!

5. Chalkboard Tree

All you need is a piece of plywood, some chalkboard paint, and a few other supplies. Once you’ve created your tree, you can use chalk to write holiday messages, draw whimsical illustrations, or simply leave it blank for a more minimalist look.

6. Ladder Christmas Village

A ladder Christmas village is a fun and unique alternative to get your guests talking. To create your own ladder Christmas village, start by placing a small Christmas tree or other holiday decoration at the top of a ladder. Then, add houses, figurines, and other Christmas-themed items to create a festive scene. You can even add lights for a magical touch.

7. Rustic Christmas Tree

If you’re looking for Christmas tree alternatives that are rustic and unique, you’ve come to the right place. While traditional Christmas trees are certainly lovely, there’s something special about a rustic Christmas tree that can really add some charm to your home. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas tree alternatives that are sure to give your home that cozy, rustic feel:

  1. A Christmas tree made from wood pallets. This is a great option if you’re looking for something DIY-friendly. Simply stack a few pallets together and decorate them with lights and baubles.
  2. An old ladder Christmas tree. This is a great option if you have an old ladder that you’re not using anymore. Simply prop the ladder up against the wall and decorate it with lights and ornaments.
  3. A branches Christmas tree. This is a great way to add some natural beauty to your Christmas décor. Simply gather some branches from outside and arrange them into a makeshift Christmas tree. Then, adorn with lights and other decorations.
  4. A wine barrel Christmas tree. If you have an old wine barrel lying around, this is the perfect way to put it to good use! Cut off one end of the barrel and stand it upright, then decorate as desired.
  5. A vintage sled Christmas tree. This is a great option if you want to really capture that vintage Christmas feeling. Find an old sled at a flea market or thrift store and deck it out with lights and ornaments.

8. Wooden Christmas Tree

Wooden Christmas trees are available in various sizes and styles so that you can find the perfect tree for your home. They are also easy to assemble and disassemble so that you can take your tree down at the end of the season without any hassle. Plus, wooden Christmas trees are eco-friendly!

 9. Artsy Christmas Tree

If you’re looking for a Christmas tree alternative that’s low-maintenance and stylish, consider an artsy Christmas tree. You can make an artsy Christmas tree out of almost anything – from material scraps to recycled bottles. And the best part is that you can design it to match your home’s décor.

10. Modern Christmas Tree

There are plenty of options if you’re looking for Christmas tree alternatives that will still get you into the holiday spirit. One popular option is the pre-lit artificial Christmas tree. These trees come in a wide range of sizes and styles, making them easy to set up and take down. Another popular Christmas tree alternative is the LED Christmas tree. These trees are made with energy-efficient LED lights, and they’re available in a variety of colors.

11. Christmas Tree made from art/school materials

This festive and unique tree can be made using items like construction paper, cardboard, painted milk cartons, or even recycled bottles. Simply cut out ornaments and decorations from your chosen materials, and glue or tie them onto the tree. You can even add lights for a sparkling effect. This project is perfect for getting the kids involved in the Christmas preparations. So gather up your materials and get started on your one-of-a-kind Christmas tree!

12. Memory Lane Tree

Christmas trees are a classic part of the holiday season, but they’re not the only way to bring Christmas cheer into your home. Memory Lane Trees are Christmas tree alternatives that let you display your favorite family photos. Gather some of your favorite memories, print them out in Christmas-themed designs, and string them on your Memory Lane Tree. To make it extra special, add other Christmas decorations, like garlands and lights.


13. ..and a Christmas tree made from stuff you don’t use anymore!

For example, old clothes can be made into a Christmas tree skirt. Old newspapers can be used to make garlands. Even plastic bottles can be recycled into Christmas ornaments. So before you throw away your old stuff, think about how you could use it to create a unique Christmas tree.

No Christmas tree? No problem!

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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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