15 Alternative Christmas Trees

Whether you're short on space, away from home for the holidays or just looking to decorate in a more innovative fashion this year, there are times when the standard tree just won't do

Enter the alternative Christmas tree — 15 creative ideas for adding cool to your yule this year. Some of these trees are 3-dimensional, and some are flat. Some are quick and easy, while others may require a few tools to assemble. But regardless of style or substance, each tree is full of wit and whimsy, ensuring that you'll celebrate the season in a way that's anything but traditional.

FIRST ROW:
1. Re-imagined Spruce - design and image by Johan Lagerstrom via Annikas Inredning
2. String of Lights Tree - Domino Magazine via Apartment Therapy
3. Standing Flat Tree - BASICLABEL*SWEDEN
4. Envelope Advent Tree - Krakvik & Dorazio via Shoebox Apartment Living
5. Canvas Glitter Tree - Marie Claire Maison

SECOND ROW:
6. Painted Corner Tree - Design Sponge
7. Washi Tape Tree - Teip
8. Chalkboard Christmas Tree - Matthew Mead via House & Home
9. Unfinished Wood Tree - mérchant design
10. Margareta Fabric Tree - Ikea via CÔTÉ MAISON

THIRD ROW:
11. Stacked Books Tree - The Moravian Book Shop, image by Soon Remembered Tales
12. Bookcase Tree - Michael Johansson
13. Driftwood Tree - Live Eco
14. Instagram Tree - helt enkelt
15. Craft Paper Drawn Tree - Styled Creative, image by Alison Conklin via Style Me Pretty

MORE ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS TREES ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Creative Christmas Trees for Small Spaces
Not Your Average Christmas Trees
Simple & Thrifty: Branch Christmas Trees

(Images: as linked above)