If your holiday motto is "the simpler, the better," but you don't want to risk being pegged for a Scrooge, here are 10 DIY Christmas trees that walk the line between minimalist and festive. Go ahead, ditch the multi-colored flashing lights and the over-the-top tinsel garland, these simple projects shine bright all on their own.
Vintage Revivals transformed a bunch of cheap hardware store dowels into a sophisticated Scandi-style tree. If the effect is a little too minimalist for your taste, deck it out with festive ornaments.
Vtwonen's tree proves that simplistic shapes can add up to one eye-catching decoration. The cone shapes are rolled out of black fabric, but large sheets of stiff paper could also work for this project. Also lead image above.
Designed for a small space, this hanging herb Christmas tree checks off everything we love about a real-deal tree—lovely fragrance, lush greenery—without sacrificing an inch of living space. To build this aromatic arrangement, Domino suspended sprays of pine garland.
If you're on the hunt for an easy tabletop tree, it doesn't get more minimal (or more affordable) than Spoon Fork Bacon's balsa wood tree.
This brilliant string light tree is so easy to put together, we're not sure it even requires a tutorial—but A Pair and a Spare has all the DIY details just in case.
Is there anything washi tape can't do? Didn't think so. The Shift Creative uses this all-purpose craft supply to outline a tabletop tree, but you can make one any size you like. Bring it to the next dimension with garland or string lights.
It may take a bit of work to spray paint an ombre artificial tree, but it's worth it for the head-turning effect of this minimalist beauty. Visit Little Inspiration for blogger Angie's tips for painting every angle of the tree.
To dress up this painted tree with ornaments, Dans le Lakehouse attached wooden pegs to suspend the baubles from.
In Jaymee's home, plywood serves as a canvas for a chalkboard tree. No ornaments needed!