12 Stylish Alternatives to the Traditional Christmas Tree

Tired of the traditional green (or even pink or white) Christmas tree? Lack the space to put one up? Don’t fret, I’ve got you covered. Here are 12 alternative Christmas trees, from space-saving to Scandinavian to just plain funky. I promise there’s something for everyone. Unless you like green trees — then I’ve got nothing here for you, people.

  • 12 Tree Alternatives 1 of 13

    Break out your craftery folks, it's time to think outside the tree. 


    Click through to see all 12 ideas. 

  • Chalkboard Tree #1 2 of 13

    Many people already have chalkboard walls, and this is a beautiful way to spread a little Christmas cheer. 

    See this and more at Resurrection Fern

  • Wire Frame and Globe Lights 3 of 13

    Spare and modern, this tree alternative tucks into any corner and doubles as a stylish lamp. 

    See details at 101 Woonideeen

  • Branch Tree 4 of 13

    A delightfully Norwegian tree, let your kids help you decorate it ... if you dare.

    See the details at trettien 31

  • Twinkle Lights 5 of 13

    This is a simple and beautiful tree for indoors or out. 

    Get the details at Atelier Rue Verte

  • Calendar Tree 6 of 13

    Why not use your advent calendar as a tree if space is tight? Especially if its as cute as this one. 

    Find all the fun details at Holiday Craft by Maison de Loulou

  • Step Ladder Tree 7 of 13

    It's a tree, ladder, and sled all in one! This is perfect for that DIY-themed decor lover. 

    Find instructions and more at Funky Junk Interiors

  • Chalkboard Tree #2 8 of 13

    Here's a beautiful rendition of a chalkboard tree with Scandinvian folk art. 

    See it in detail at A Legg Up

  • Artistic License 9 of 13

    No chalkboard wall? Want a temporary display? Then this butcher paper backdrop is just for you. Bonus: It's easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

    See all the pretty details at Style Me Pretty

  • The Painted Tree 10 of 13

    A painted tree that even those with little painting skill can achieve. And how about that cute styling, too?!

    Get the details at A Few Things from My Life

  • Book Tree 11 of 13

    For all you bookworms out there, why not create a beautiful book display?! This inspiration comes from a small bookshop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

    Find more information at Soon Remembered Tales


  • Tomato Cage Tree 12 of 13

    Find new uses for your garden accessories with this festive tree alternative. 

    Get the how to at New England Design and Build

  • MDF Tree 13 of 13

    If you already have the perfect wallpaper, why not top it with this minimal MDF tree outline? 

    Find details at Forever Love

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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