6 Alternatives to the Traditional Christmas TreeHandmade Charlotte
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
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
This unique Christmas tree from Freshome is made using random objects collected over the years.
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
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
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
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.