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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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 Tree // Pretty Handy Girl
Put bits and pieces from all kinds of wood together for a quirky, vintage-feel.
Scrap Wood Block Tree // Rogue Engineer
Scrap wood is cut into blocks to create a 3-dimensional wooden 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.
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!
Color-Stained Modern Wood Trees // The Casual Craftlete
Cut triangles from larger boards and stain them in colorful patterns.
Angled Wooden Dowel Tree // Vintage Revivals
Use wooden dowels, inserted at an angle, for this fun and modern tree.
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!
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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