15 Alternative Christmas Trees

updated Mar 11, 2020
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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

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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.

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

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

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

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(Images: as linked above)