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6 Alternatives to the Traditional Christmas Tree

Wall Collage Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree doesn’t have to be green (or even a tree, for that matter). Whether you’ve got a small space or simply an independent spirit, here are a few alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree.

BuroTree from Büro North

Burotree by Buro North

Burotree by Buro North

The BuroTree by Australian designers Büro North is claimed to be “80% more environmentally friendly” than a traditional fir or spruce. Available in three sizes ( small $149, medium $349, large currently unavailable), the flat-packed tree can be used year after year.

Wall Collage Christmas Tree

Wall Collage Christmas Tree

This unique Christmas tree from Freshome is made using random objects collected over the years.

Post-It Tree

Post-It Christmas Tree

Live in a small space? If you have a mirror to spare (or any empty vertical space, for that matter), here’s a fun idea from LivingEtc.com using Post-it notes!

Recycled Bottle Tree

Recycled Bottle Tree

If you are the type that accumulates empty bottles (you know who you are!), put them to good use! The tree on the right is made of Grolsch bottles.

Spiral Christmas Tree

Spiral Christmas Tree

The Tannenboing, designed to appeal to your modern sensibility, is “hip, environmentally friendly and reusable.” Of course, this comes at a price ($395 plus shipping).

Lucite Christmas Tree

Acrylic Christmas Tree

If you are a lover of all things Lucite, artist Aaron R. Thomas offers these limited edition acrylic Christmas trees, available in 3 ft. ($500) and 6 ft. ($850) sizes.


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