Five Great Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

If news stories about pepper spraying shoppers have got you down, these cheery DIY Christmas trees are the perfect antidote to holiday blues. Looking around the Web, there's no shortage of ingenuity when it comes to creative holiday decor. Here are five Christmas "trees" we're especially fond of, that cost practically nothing.

Via not martha

First up is this ornament mobile from DIY blog not martha. Suspended on clear thread, the ornaments are hung on regular ornament hooks attached to jewelry monofilament secured with crimp beads. DIYer Megan helpfully provides step-by-step instructions on making your own mobile.

We also love this creative use of all the junk that accumulates in the designated junk drawer all year. A wall Christmas tree that's highly personlized and pretty much free.

The book lover in us absoutely loves this "tree." Just books and shelves – simple and beautiful.

This tree was fashioned from recycled wood, copper pipe and laser cut ornaments. Via blog Tara and Thyme, blogger Lauren documents the process of creating the tree.

Last but not least, this tree is comprised of 40,000 recycled plastic bottles in Kaunas, Lithuania. Your local pine trees thank you. 


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Keywords: Holiday Design

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