30+ DIY Alternative Christmas Trees

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.

Get a new look for a Christmas tree this year with one of these fun and funky 30+ DIY Alternative Christmas Trees featured on Remodelaholic.com

30+ DIY Alternative Christmas Trees

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Wooden Christmas Tree Stage Www.smallhomesoul.com

Simple Scrap Trim Tree // Small Home Soul

Use up your extra trim from around the house and make a cute tree in the process.

Scrap Wood Christmas Tree

Scrap Wood Tree // Pretty Handy Girl

Put bits and pieces from all kinds of wood together for a quirky, vintage-feel.

DIY Easy Wood Tree Plans Rogue Engineer 2

Scrap Wood Block Tree // Rogue Engineer

Scrap wood is cut into blocks to create a 3-dimensional wooden tree.

Rustic Stacked Wood Slice Christmas Tree

Rustic Stacked Wood Tree // Dukes and Duchesses

Or make a 3D tree with wood slices, or precut round wood plaques.


Simple Plywood Tree // The Merrythought

To make a simple, modern tree representation, use plywood, cut into triangles and piece together.

DIY Plywood Christmas Tree With Lights Best Friends Pizza Club Featured On @Remodelaholic 768x933

Plywood Tree with Lights // Remodelaholic

This plywood tree could not be any  cuter – with it’s painted polka dot decorations and little lights shining through from the back!

Modern Wood Trees Using Color Stain 1

Color-Stained Modern Wood Trees // The Casual Craftlete

Cut triangles from larger boards and stain them in colorful patterns.

DIY Wooden Dowel Christmas Tree Vintagerevivals.com

Angled Wooden Dowel Tree // Vintage Revivals

Use wooden dowels, inserted at an angle, for this fun and modern tree.

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Lazy Susan Dowel Tree // Damask Love

For this take on a dowel tree, a lazy Susan is added to the base, making it spin-able for added fun and versatility!

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Vertical Dowel Tree // Homey Oh My

This dowel tree has all the branches inserted straight out from the trunk – instead of angled – and all in a row, making it possible to back it up against a wall.  A simple and clever look.

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