DIY Alternative Christmas Tree

I’ve always felt that the holidays just wouldn’t feel right without a Christmas tree… but that doesn’t mean it has to be a typical tree. Some of us just don’t have the space to fit a large evergreen in our homes — and coming up with creative ways to make an alternative tree is just so much fun. This year we’ve created a “tree” using bits of nature collected from the outside, along with some other fun things. Allow this to serve as inspiration for your own alternative tree, and then tell us: What would you include in yours?

DIY alternative Christmas treeTake a walk outside and collect little pieces of nature that seem fitting… fallen pieces of tree bark, snips from evergreen bushes, twigs, berries.

I started my tree with a piece from an evergreen — it seemed really fitting for the top of my tree. Using just a simple piece of masking tape, I secured it to a wall.

DIY alternative Christmas tree

The other bloggers and I thought it would be fun to include some tarot cards, old photographs, and book pages that have separated over the years.

DIY alternative Christmas tree

DIY alternative Christmas tree I think it’s easiest to start at the top and work downward — then you can stop whenever the tree reaches your desired size. But you could also begin by making the frame of the tree and then filling up the inside.

DIY alternative Christmas treeI love the mini vignettes that appear within the tree. All of the objects look so beautiful together!

DIY alternative Christmas tree

DIY alternative Christmas treeI added a piece of tree bark at the bottom to look like a stump.. and then it was time to add lights!

DIY alternative Christmas tree

DIY alternative Christmas treeI just love how it came out. So festive, natural, unique, and sweet!

DIY alternative Christmas treeMore DIY ideas from the BLDG 25 Blog.

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7 years ago

Super cute! The hubby and I bought a large house plant this year and decorated it as our Christmas tree <3
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7 years ago

Oh, I actually wish I had seen this two days earlier. Fortunately, I have a small tree, but something hanging on the wall would have been better. Unfortunately, I was in too much of a hurry. Friends are coming from out of town this weekend and we are doing our gift exchange Saturday! What fun! I am definitely bookmarking this for next year though.

7 years ago

Oh my gosh, that is incredible and sooo creative!

7 years ago

A friend of my father’s decided he was going to hang his Christmas tree upside down:)

7 years ago


7 years ago

Oh this is so lovely! I will have to do this in my dorm!

And to the comment about, Mary that is SO cool! :)

xo, Juliette Laura

7 years ago

i absolutely LOVE this!!!

7 years ago

Oh this is nice, and very smart! Just perfect for blank white walls.

7 years ago

so simple and clean. Christmas is about peace and quiet, and the decorations that beautifully reflects…

7 years ago

in the process of doing mine. Luv it!

5 years ago

Oh wow! This is so cool, i’m giving this a shot this December :) This post has actually inspired me to make something special for my Etsy store in December!

3 years ago

I think this one look more colorful, then the one I saw on the other post.