Christmas trees bring back wonderful childhood memories with my family. My mom usually purchased a live tree that we decorated with a mixture of old and new ornaments.
As an adult, I have purchased a live tree in a pot and small artificial trees. Even though these are traditional, they are expensive, extremely messy, and space hogs. Thankfully, there are clever alternatives that you can make yourself.
I have picked some of my favorite DIY Christmas trees that veer from the traditional. What I love about these DIY Christmas trees is that they are modern, unique and stylish. Also, they are less expensive to make than similar trees sold in stores.
So, if you want to DIY a Christmas tree without breaking the bank, here are some ideas:
Standing Christmas Trees
If you’re handy with a drill, then you can make this dowel Christmas tree, courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens:
You can turn your old ladder into a Christmas tree like this one by Kelly Elko…
..or, like this coastal Christmas ladder “tree” by Desire Empire:
Sugar and Cloth shares two examples of whimsical, yet stylish Christmas trees: a pom-pom Christmas tree:
and a balloon Christmas tree:
Tabletop Christmas Trees
You only need copper coil to make this spiral Christmas tree by Do Design Yourself:
Add a modern accent to your table with these perforated Christmas trees by Chris Gardner of Curbly:
For something more simple, make Madame Citron’s cardboard tabletop tree (bonus: free downloadable pattern):
Christmas tree as a lamp? Yes, it’s possible with this wood lamp Christmas tree courtesy of Plumetis Magazine:
Mobile Christmas Trees
Megan from Not Martha made a Christmas tree ornament mobile that looks spectacular:
Oh Happy Day! features smaller Christmas tree mobiles made out of paper. Just cluster a few together in the shape of a Christmas tree to make an impact:
Wall Christmas Trees
I like this simple, modern Christmas tree by Bilschones Design:
If you love collecting branches, then Lalole Blog’s driftwood style Christmas tree is the perfect project for you:
Glitter, sequins, pom poms, dried flowers, and branches are combined to make this glamorous boho wall Christmas tree, courtesy of Free People’s blog, Bldg 25:
The Magic Onions has an easy tutorial for an advent calendar Christmas tree:
Finally, I love this combo wall/folding table tree by Monsters Circus:
I would love to know if you made any of these DIY Christmas trees. Did you have a hard time making them? Share your experiences with me in the Comments section below.
‘Til next time, happy crafting!
Spinster Simone 🙂
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