7 DIY Alternatives for a Unique Holiday Tree

As the holidays approach, everywhere you look there are festive decorations and items on display. No matter how you celebrate—from ugly Christmas sweater parties to looking at holiday lights—one thing you are bound to see is the Christmas tree. Whether you’re team fresh or artificial Christmas tree, there’s no arguing that having a tree helps put you in the holiday spirit.

But what if you don’t have room for either? These alternative ways to make a tree can help your small space, store, or office feel just as merry and bright...and you can do them all yourself.

1. The Basket Christmas Tree

Why we love it: 

It should come as no surprise that this is our favorite version! Our handmade baskets make a perfect tree—all you need is some wall space and the baskets to form them into a tree. You can even use the baskets all year-round as decor and storage for your home.

SHOP BASKETS

 

2. The Paper Christmas Tree

Why we love this:

Made of Kraft paper, you can customize this tree to be any size you need for your space. This is the perfect DIY project if you have kids, and you can make it as fancy as you’d like with the ability to add lights or color the paper.

SEE THE DESIGN MY LIA GRIFFITH

 

3. The Wall Decal Christmas Tree

Why we love this:
This one is more of a buy-it-yourself, but we love the look it gives to a wall and that it can go pretty much anywhere. It’s a vinyl decal, so you can apply it with ease. Plus they have tons of colors to match any style you’d like.

SHOP THIS DECAL TREE

 

4. The Photo Christmas Tree

Why we love this:

This is an amazing opportunity to give your holiday tree a personal touch with family memories from the year. You can add ornaments and other decorations, and make it tabletop or full-sized. Plus, you can save the pictures after as keepsakes.

SEE HOW EMILY HENDERSON DID IT

 

5.  The Wooden Christmas Tree

Why we love this:

If you consider yourself extra crafty, this wooden tree is perfect to make and hang your ornaments on. It lies flat against the wall, and you can use your own decorations to make it yours.

 

6. The Cactus Christmas Tree

Why we love this:

If cold weather isn’t your thing, you can still be festive with this desert-inspired cactus tree. We love how whimsical you can make this with a base plant and any decorations you choose.

SEE HOW TO MAKE THIS ONE

 

7.  The Planted Christmas Tree

Why we love this:

No need to buy a new plant or worry about carrying in a whole new tree...if you already have one in your house, you can add your ornaments and make this modern version of the tree. Plus it lasts the whole year!

SEE AN EXAMPLE