12 Cool Traditional Christmas Tree Alternatives
Maybe you’re allergic to evergreen trees or perhaps you just don’t have room for a traditional Christmas tree in your home. Don’t worry— there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays without the sap, falling needles and all that mess. Here are 12 cool traditional Christmas tree alternatives.
Rustic Wood Tree
This rustic tree 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. And find some wood and grab a saw, hammer and nails to create these primitive christmas tree alternatives.
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Christmas Tree Alternatives: Book Tree
Reclaimed Wood Tree
Decorated Branch Tree
Christmas decorating doesn’t get much easier than this. Go outside and find a branch (or you could purchase a plastic one from a craft store), place it in a vase or pot, or hang it from the ceiling or a chandelier and decorate it with your favorite ornaments. This would work great as a centerpiece or atop a living room table.
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Christmas Tree Art
If you have a fireplace and no room for a traditional tree, try decorating the mantel with some DIY tree art. 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!
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Wine Cork Tree
This tree is made from sheets of birch plywood with stars cut out for modern Christmas tree alternatives. Search for “plywood Christmas tree patterns” online for dozens of additional options. And a scroll saw works best for cutting the large pieces of plywood for a tree this size.
Photo: Courtesy of Bombus
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.