Christmas trees play a huge part in making a home feel festive. If a real Christmas tree isn’t possible for you this year or you’re looking for a way to create that festive feeling without all the Christmas tree stress, these 14 alternative Christmas trees might be just what you need.
#1 A black fabric tree decorated with fabric paint and a pom pom topper puts a modern Scandinavian twist on the traditional Christmas tree. Instructions for this tree can be found here.
#2 This Christmas tree alternative is perfect for all the minimalists out there. Simple greenery arranged in the shape of a tree can be made as large or as small as you want it. Instructions for this tree can be found here.
#3 Build this simple wood frame Christmas tree using scrap wood. Fill the inside with as much or as little wood as you like, and decorate it with some string lights and simple ornaments to make it extra festive. Instructions for this tree can be found here.
#4 Paint stir sticks have been painted and suspended from a steamer rack to create a floating Christmas tree alternative that has plenty of room underneath it, which is perfect for stacking up the presents.
#5 Simple trees made from strips of washi tape are an easy way to create Christmas tree shapes on your walls that can be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
#6 This geometric paint chip Christmas tree is a fun way to make a customized tree that perfectly matches the rest of your interior.
#7 Thin slices of PVC pipe have been attached to a sheet of plywood and filled with fun ornaments to create a festive Christmas tree alternative that can be used year after year.
#8 This Christmas tree alternative might be simple but it certainly makes a statement when the strings of lights are plugged in and the “tree” is all lit up.
#9 and #10 Creating a Christmas tree alternative can be as simple as printing out a large photo of one and decorating it with small ornaments or hanging picture ledges and filling with your favorite family photos.
#11 Another alternative perfect for minimalists, this tree requires nothing more than two sheets of plywood and a saw.
#12 This all black washi tape tree creates a minimal Christmas display that can be decorated or left empty, and makes a spot perfect for piling up presents.
#13 This Scandinavian inspired DIY Christmas tree is pretty easy to make and creates a dramatic look.
#14 All you need to make this simple space saving tree is some tissue paper, poster board, tape and scissors.