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DIY — 6 Non-Tree Christmas Tree Ideas

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Are you in a situation this year where a real or artificial tree just isn’t practical? Perhaps you’re lucky enough to be spending the holidays in Hawaii, or maybe you’re in the middle of a move and find yourself in a more temporary situation; whatever the case, maybe you would still like to wake up Christmas morning to some form that represents a tree.  Here are 6 non-tree alternatives that may help make it feel a little Christmas-sy wherever you may be.  (Above – Cardboard Christmas on Etsy.) Click below to see.


  • Cardboard Christmas Tree 1 of 6
    Cardboard Christmas Tree
    This cardboard tree is made from 100% natural recycled cardboard and folds back down for easy storage afterwards.
    Via Cardboard Christmas on Etsy.
  • MARGARETA Tree Screen 2 of 6
    MARGARETA Tree Screen
    The MARGARETA fabric from IKEA is the perfect faux tree idea - hang it on the wall, from a dowel or attach it to a screen (as shown).
    Via Livet Hemma.
  • The Nordic Spirit 3 of 6
    The Nordic Spirit
    Fashion a tree using scrap wood and mini trunk.
    Via madecocommelesgrands.com.
  • Cross Stitch Tree 4 of 6
    Cross Stitch Tree
    A fun cross-stitch version using yarn and a pegboard.
    Via madecocommelesgrands.com (Via laitfraisemag.fr).
  • A Modern Tree 5 of 6
    A Modern Tree
    Another pegboard idea this time decorated with the help of a string of lights. By A Merry Mishap.
    Get the how-to here.
  • Wooden Wall Tree 6 of 6
    Wooden Wall Tree
    Using pieces of balsa wood from the craft store, Randi from Swoon made a fun wooden wall tree decorated with vintage images and cards.
    Via Swoon.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!

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