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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String Lights on Plywood Tree // A Pair and A Spare

String some lights in a tree shape on playwood!  It’s as simple as that!

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Copper Pipe and Fringe Trim Tree // Brit + Co.

Use copper pipe and fringe to create a whimsical wall tree.

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License Plate Tree // A Piece of Rainbow

Use a license plate collection (or the printables found at the link) to make this funky tree.

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Hardware Store Tree // At Charlotte’s House

Here’s another unique take on the wall tree – using bits and bobs from the hardware store.


Washi Tape Wall Tree // Craft and Creativity

Or keep it super simple with a washi tape outline and some decorative touches.


Post-It Note Wall Tree // A Pair and A Spare

With a few stacks of post-it notes and some patience you can make a fun tree on any wall!


Doily Tree // A Turtle’s Life For Me

This doily tree is made from paper doilies in a window, but you could use crocheted doilies as well – and hung on a wall it would look just as adorable.

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Felt Wall Tree // A Kailo Chic Life

A cute tree made out of felt would be perfect for the kids!

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Christmas Tree Tapestry // Artsy Chicks Rule

While this tapestry is hanging on a door, it would be pretty amazing in a larger-scale version on the wall as well.

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String Art Wall Tree // My Poppet

String up some yarn for this creative take on a wall tree!  Easy and fast!

What are your favorite alternatives to traditional Christmas trees?

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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Instagram.

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