Earlier this month Apartment Therapy reader grayskey asked for alternatives to live and artificial trees, and nordicpine suggested IKEA's Margareta fabric. At $6.99 a yard with a 59" pattern repeat, it's a clever tree trompe l'oeil for those short on space, allergic to evergreens, opposed to faux or dreaming of a machine washable Christmas tree. Since that post, we have seen several cute takes on the Margareta tree.

Shown above:

1. Advent calendar: IKEA
2. Another advent calendar DIY, this one from Oh Happy Day!
3. IKEA via Livet Hemma
4. Stretched canvas with ornaments - Cuckoo 4 Design

You can find the Margareta fabric at IKEA - tell us how you decorate it!

(Images: as linked above)