DIY Holidays: 10 Beautifully Modern Christmas Tree Project Ideas

DIY Holidays: 10 Beautifully Modern Christmas Tree Project Ideas

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Katie Holdefehr
Dec 2, 2016
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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.

(Image credit: Vintage Revivals)

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.

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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.

(Image credit: Domino)

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.

(Image credit: Spoon Fork Bacon)

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.

(Image credit: A Pair and a Spare)

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.

(Image credit: The Shift Creative)

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.

(Image credit: Little Inspiration)

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.

(Image credit: Dans Le Lakehouse)

To dress up this painted tree with ornaments, Dans le Lakehouse attached wooden pegs to suspend the baubles from.

(Image credit: Jaymee Srp)

In Jaymee's home, plywood serves as a canvas for a chalkboard tree. No ornaments needed!

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