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13 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

By jentatertots |

Most of us love Christmas trees. But maybe you want something different this year — a new take on the tradition. Or you’ll be traveling and don’t have time to put up a full tree. Perhaps your space is small and won’t accommodate a full tree. Or maybe — like our family — everyone loves Christmas trees so much they all want their own!

To inspire you this season, check out these 13 alternative tree ideas.

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13 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

Wall Tree with Paper Ornaments

Here's a cute tree for small rooms or just as an accent. Use lights (LED can avoid hot spots from incandescent bulbs) and plastic ornaments. Plus, it saves floor space!
Learn how at Moms By Heart

Looking for more seasonal inspiration? Check out Babble’s holiday guide!

About jentatertots



Jennifer Hadfield is a DIY and decorating trendsetter and founder of Tatertots and Jello and Refashion Files. She features design inspiration, unique how-to projects, engaging features and more – for millions of DIYers.

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6 thoughts on “13 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

  1. Luci says:

    Our 5′ wooden ladder with all the paint dribble from the years of use has been wonderful Christmas “tree” decked with garlands of old, the Christmas Angel on the top step and our Village houses on the steps below. It’s a great place to store Christmas gifts as they are wrapped. After gifts have been delivered to our dear ones, a tray with Christmas goodies for guests that stop by is handy too. Festive, minimal cleanup and no fire dangers,
    Merry Christmas to all!

  2. Ana Nok says:

    Great fun alternative trees! Its great to have new ideas. Even if you have a live tree, put something different in another room!

    Another great alternative tree for 2011 is a Festive Tree. These are wooden trees that are larger than traditional table top trees, but more dramatic. They don’t sell them in stores but you can find them online:

    Small potted evergreens are also a nice option if you want a live tree, but nothing big. Metal trees are also quite cool!

  3. Gianna says:

    Hello, First of all, I LOVE your website!!
    From this post I like the “light tree” idea, but the link is taking me to a website in UK and not to a tutorial. Please help!!

  4. jentatertots says:

    Hi Gianna!

    That Light Tree didn’t have a tutorial attached to it. I just thought it was a cool idea. I am sure you could make one with a string of lights and metal stake in the ground. Or, a metal tomato cage would also give you the same look by running lights around the outside.

    Thanks for your comment!


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