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Cool Ideas for Alternative and Upcycled Christmas Trees

DIY Christmas trees are my favourite Christmas crafting theme. I make a few new ones each year. During the festive season, my home is scattered with alternative and upcycled Christmas trees.

These range from cute tabletop Christmas trees, to larger free-standing ones, trees that you can decorate. This collection focuses on larger DIY Christmas trees.

Don’t forget the benefits of upcycling too and being that little bit greener at Christmas. Most alternative Christmas trees are very affordable, as they are made from upcycled materials. Examples of materials used include pallets, cut branches, beer bottles, picture frames and lampshades.

Alternative Christmas trees can be great space savers. A flat Christmas tree hung in a narrow hallway or small apartment will add festive cheer, without getting in the way.

I hate picking up pine needles. I know you can get non-needle dropping trees. But I still seem to end up with a rug full of them. With a DIY Christmas tree, there are no dropped pine needles to sweep!

To keep with the repurposing theme, my DIY Christmas trees are decorated with upcycled Christmas ornaments and ornaments made from natural items.

Alternative & upcycled Christmas trees

Cool Ideas for Alternative & Upcycled Christmas Trees

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Pam

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

These are such unique and clever ideas! I love this so much. Pinned!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 4th of November 2021

Thank you so much, I love an alternative Christmas tree at Christmas.

Niki - Life as a LEO Wife

Friday 29th of October 2021

Cute ideas! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com. Traffic Jam Weekend Link Party is now open, and we'd love to have to share there as well!

Niki - Life as a LEO Wife

Claire Armstrong

Friday 29th of October 2021

Thank you so much. I love an alternative Christmas tree.

Raquel

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

I love these ideas!

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Thank you so much, I do like an alternative Christmas tree.

Alexandra

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Love the village of cardboard box trees. I also really like the last one with the painted tree artwork. My home is so small. In years past, I've given up the table for the tree to sit on top of, but we no longer have the table, so now I'm wondering what I'll sit out 4 foot tree on top of. I really like these alternative ideas though for a small space.

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Thank you. Yes, the flat trees against the wall are a great idea for limited space. And if you pick the right one you can still hang your ornaments from them.