Christmas trees are staples of the holiday season. They can be beautiful, unique and the beginning of many holiday traditions. But they can also take up a lot of space, be costly and sometimes just don’t fit your personal style. If you’re looking for a tree that takes up less room (or NO room!), you want to add another tree to your Christmas collection, or you’re just trying to find a more non-traditional tree option that suits your personal taste, there are a lot of great alternative Christmas trees out there! We’ve got a list of our favorite ideas, and every one is a unique DIY.
30+ DIY Alternative Christmas Trees
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Christmas Gown Tree // The Dusty Victorian
This amazing creation is made with a chicken wire frame and many many evergreen branches.
Charlie Brown Tree // Crafts Unleashed
Give a nod to a Christmas classic with this lonely little imperfectly adorable tree.
Driftwood Tree // Sustain My Craft Habit
A tree made entirely of driftwood is perfect for those near a beach.
Hanging Branch Tree // Lalolblog
These branches were tied into a tree shape and decorated in a simple, chic fashion.
Minimalist Twig Tree // Idyll & Him
This quirky little twig tree has minimalist vibe with it’s natural wood tones. The simplicity is lovely.
Twig Wall Tree // The Art of Doing Stuff
Here’s a cute twig tree variation that takes up no room. The twigs are impermanently stuck right to the wall!
Willow Branch Tree // Running With Scissors
With a few branches, paint and simple ornaments you can create a tree display of any size you’d like – just cut the branches to suit your vision.
Stepladder Tree // Funky Junk Interiors
A stepladder provides the base for this awesome, funky tree.
Toolbox and Crate Tree // Finding Home Farms
Stacked toolboxes and crates work together to make a fun variation on the Christmas tree.
Redmon Picnic Basket Tree // House of Hawthornes
Placing picnic baskets together, biggest to smallest, gives a Christmas tree shape. Wrap it in a Christmas colored ribbon for even more punch!
Stacked Vintage Books Tree // Thought From Alice
This stacked book tree is beautiful, and placing it in the faux mantel gives it an extra appeal.
Chandelier Tree // The House That Lars Built
With large wood slices as a base, chandeliers are stacked together and adorned with evergreen and simple ornaments.
Painted Pallet Tree (With Ornaments) // A Little Craft In Your Day
Cutting a triangle from a pallet is all it takes to make this fun tree. Glue on some ornaments for more decor!
Angled Pallet Wood Tree // Her Tool Belt
Or, use that pallet wood to make this tree with angled branches.
Rustic Pallet Tree in Triangles // My Repurposed Life
You could also cut and piece pallet wood closely together to get the look of this tree.
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