Don’t have a Christmas tree yet ? Perfect! Save the planet and style your home beautiful at the same time. Why not make your own original Christmas trees alternatives?
For example, using Christmas decoration as tree alternative is far better. They make adorable ‘Christmas trees’. When hung on the wall. Plus you can complement your stash with some new decorations on a dime.
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Materials for Christmas Decorations that are Alternative Christmas Trees
There’s no limit to the materials you could use to make your own alternative Christmas tree. I’m instantly thinking of things you could use to create an Christmas Tree that you quite possibly already have laying around:
- Apples or Oranges – Dried Slices
- Branches, of any kind
- Candy, e.g. candy canes
- Christmas cookies
- Coffee Filters
- Colored Fabric Birdies
- Cotton Balls
- Crochet Doilies, Edges, Shape; stiffened
- Craft Paper
- Cut Cardboard
- Cut-out Letters along a Spiral Metal
- Cloths Pins
- Decorative Balls
- Embroidery Hoops on Wall with Green Fabric
- Fabric Wall Hanging
- Folded Book Pages
- Folded Doilies, stacked and painted
- Folded Fabric Cones
- Metal Curls from Coat Hangers
- Paper Mache over a Cone shape, covered with music paper, and glitter and doodles
- Picture Frames, Grouped in Tree shape
- Pinecones, stacked, glued, grouped
- Plain-white Paper Shapes
- Polka Dots
- Post-it Notes
- Guilled, with Curly Branches
- Quilted from Fabric Pieces
- Rag pipe Cleaners
- Recycled Bottle Bottoms
- Recycled Bottle Caps
- Sisal thread
- Tilted books in bookcase
- Toilet paper rolls
- Useless but pretty objects
- Wire and beads
- Wood slices
- Wrapping paper
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Look over my list, and let your own creative juices flow to decide what you could make.
Original Christmas Trees Alternatives
Here are some ideas…
|Pretty Fountain of Christmas Cheer
Glorious Christmas tree from tulle balls on a golden stand. This is image is from a 1959 out-of-print Whitestone publication ‘how to Christmas’ book. Will probably be in the 1958 version as well.
|Christmas Tree Collage from Useless but Pretty Objects
by Dutch designer Jane Schouten at All the Luck in the World (Alltheluckintheworld.nl).
|Christmas in a Pot
Originally intended as a Valentine’s tree by ThenSheMade, but I’m not bothered by that. Would be a perfect Christmas decoration for a girl’s room.
|7 simple planks hammered on an 8th plank, with some hooks for toy ornaments.
100% recycled, but could be mistaken for stacked ice-cream cakes…
|Squiggly Christmas Branches ~ 1
3 curly branches in a tall glass vase and hung with natural, crochet and other lightweight Christmassy things.
|Christmas Tree Ladder
Repurpose that year-round useful home decorating ladder to be your Christmas tree this year. Hang present and ornaments in groups.
|Squiggly Christmas Branches ~ 2
More Squiggly branches decorated with seed balls and accent Christmas lights. Cute, but the balls and the lights make it look a bit like you’re in a disco place…
|Christmas Toy Tree
20 twigs from the garden with a hole in the center. Glued onto a central metal wire or wooden stick and placed on a flat piece of wood. Cute, but there’s no space for decorations.
|Spaghetti Christmas Tree
I dig this sooo much.
I have seen many varieties of these in shops here in Rome, Italy. Why?
|Hawaiian Christmas Tree
Arguably the most unusual Christmas tree alternative: stacked hula girl skirts….ribbon-ed with Christmas lights….
|Calling all green ragpipe cleaners for a new job: be a Jolly Christmas tree ornament this year. String on red or silver beads and hang from a short string loop.
Craft Stick Christmas Tree
Rubber Stamp Christmas Tree
… there’s a story to this one… see below…
| Letter Tree
On thick clear plastic
| White Silver Leaf Tree
| Coffee Filter Christmas Tree
Glue on the ruffled edges of coffee filters, stick on some red buttons with pearl-topped sewing pins and glue on a craft star topper
to a cone-shaped foam centre.By CraftsbyAmanda.com
| Delightful Twiggs Christmas Tree
During the day you can’t see it’s a Christmas tree, but in the eve, it sure is a delight on the porch.
by Lisa (Says Why Ben says Yup
Inspired to make your own Christmas tree-alternative?
These are great trees to make. Now, you don’t have to do what they did, of course. There are so many materials you could use, and so many themes you could pursue.
My inspiration this year is …polka dots!
One thing I like is to take one style/material/theme, and then apply that theme/imagery/color scheme/style for all the Christmas tree items for that year. Like the year I fell in love with this polka dot tree. It’s just a stamp. See it printed, really enlarged, and see collaged upon with your favorite family photos and hung on your show wall in the living room. Continue the theme of polka dot Christmas tree on all your holiday entertainment items: stamp it on napkins, table runners, tea towels, glasses, vases, Christmas party invitations & dinner table place cards, guest soaps… etc. This Christmas card below took me < 4 min. to create and post. Gotta love stamps. Get your own, and get a couple. Sorry… I’m getting carried away! ha ha.
Over to you
You’ll be loved by Mother Nature – and your kids – if you go this route of making your own original Christmas trees alternatives! And you might surprise yourself how creative you actually really are! Give it a go!!