It’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas, especially when it comes to planning your decor. While we all love the look of a big, grandiose Christmas tree, sometimes they just aren’t practical. They can be easily knocked over by little kids and animals and they can take a lot of work and money to maintain. If you’re thinking about forgoing a traditional Christmas tree due to your family’s needs or you’re just looking to try something new this year, these alternative trees offer some pretty great inspiration.
1. Giant Ruffled Christmas Tree
Finally! A giant Christmas tree that you don’t have to wrestle into your living room. This tree is made using foamcore and tissue paper. The project is relatively simple to create and you’ll have minimal cleanup once the holiday is over.
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2. Washi Tape Christmas Tree
This cute Washi tape Christmas tree is an incredibly simple way to bring the Christmas spirit into your home. All you need to complete this DIY is some green Washi tape and a general outline of a Christmas tree.
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3. Photo Christmas Tree
What better way to celebrate the holiday than by honoring your closest friends and family. This simple tree is comprised of fun, colorful photos. And while it’s as far away from a traditional tree as you can get, it’s fun, quirky, and completely original.
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4. Cactus Christmas Tree
You can use a faux or real cactus for this project, either way this tree is totally adorable. Covered in colorful pom pom trim and placed inside of a cute little flower pot, this project is incredibly simple but still festive.
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5. Fabric Christmas Tree
This chic, modern Christmas tree requires quite a bit of fabric and a lot of free time, but the cool photo ops alone make the project more than worth the effort.
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6. Cardboard Christmas Tree
Perfect as an alternative Christmas tree and as a fun family holiday craft. Large pieces of cardboard ((which can be bought or recycled) fit perfectly together thanks to the use of an Exacto knife. You can allow your kids to run wild with the decor or use it as a guestbook for all of your friends and family during the holidays.
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7. Chalkboard Christmas Tree
Sure, this chalkboard Christmas tree only works if you already have a chalkboard wall in your family room but it was so creative that we couldn’t leave it off. All you need is a bit of chalk and your overactive imagination!
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