Are you short on space or the time to set up a traditional Christmas tree this year? Below are 11 Christmas Tree Alternatives. Choose one of these substitute Christmas trees, so you can keep up the holiday spirit without all the work.
The last couple of years, I have seen many people do alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree for one reason or another. For some, it's because they will be traveling for most of the holiday season and don't want to mess with it. For others, it's a lack of money to buy one and put one up. And still some folks just want something a little different. Whatever your reason, if you are one of many people who don't feel like vacuuming needles for weeks into January, here are some great Christmas tree alternatives.
Christmas Tree Alternatives
String lights on the wall in the shape of a tree like Behind the Big Green Door did. This one is perfect for someone who wants to look at the lights, but not bother with the tree.
I love how this Palette Tree from Mon Makes Things lights up! She says it is a simple thing to make, too.
Make your own Christmas Tree from Cardboard from Makedo via Instructables with all those packages you might be getting in the mail now from all that shopping online.
Get a lot of Christmas cards and don't know where to display them? Make this cool Washi Tape Card Tree with the instructions at Thyme is Honey.
I like the look of this Rustic Christmas Tree by Her Tool Belt. It can be made from reclaimed wood and it looks so nice.
For those that love ornaments, this Ornament Tree is a good way to display them without the tree. See the instructions at Purple Hues and Me.
Martha and Tom have a great tutorial on how to create a tree made from dowels to hang your ornaments on.
Another great way to display cards and get a Christmas Tree alternative up is to make this Christmas Tree Card Holder from Little Lucy Lu.
I kind of have a “thing” with chicken wire, so although this Chicken Wire tree from A Diamond in the Stuff isn't a very big one, I wanted to include it.
This Kid Friendly Tree from I can Teach My Child is perfect to keep little ones from touching all the shiny decorations around the house. They can redecorate their tree over and over.
This Palette Tree from Affirmaison requires no woodworking skills, just some paint and ornaments!