Christmas trees adorned in the traditional red, green, silver and gold never get old. However, creative minds often wander beyond the traditional Christmas tree decor, and instead, go for something colorful and vibrant. If you’re looking for ways to make your tree oh-so chic, we look to what crafters, bloggers and ah-amazing Christmas-theme pinboards all offer in the alternative Christmas tree department. Scroll on to find out which refreshing colorful holiday tree ideas have made our *nice list.*
1. DIY Pink Junk Food Tree: It’s not officially Christmas until someone hangs the last pizza ornament on the glittering pink tree. Ha, in all honesty, decorating a pizza or junk food theme tree is a foodie’s ultimate dream. And if you’re looking to DIY the ultimate junk food tree, it might as well be pink and rock a no-sew pizza tree skirt. (via Aww, Sam)
2. DIY Lime Green Cactus Tree: Oh, cactus tree, oh cactus tree, how lovely are your needles? If you’re in the water conservation mood or just looking to decorate a different kind of tree, make your own holiday cactus in a fresh coat of green! A string of lights and some neon green paint make your alternative Christmas tree ready to be marveled at. (via Brit + Co)
3. Colorful Metallic Garland Wall Tree: These colorful ornaments literally make the tree. Add a splash of sparkle and pizzazz to your hallway with a garland wall tree. Not only will your color scheme dominate (in the best way), but you can coordinate your gift wrapping to match! Not that you need another reason, but you’ll love not having to deal with needles, mess or sparkles plaguing your carpet. Just think how pretty the confetti will be when it catches the afternoon light. (via Anne Street Studio)
4. DIY White Taco Tree: Can we taco-bout Christmas and holiday tree trimming? DIY multiple cheerful tacos to hang on a white tree to really make a statement. Get your guests’ mouths watering when they pop by on The Taco Tuesday Before Christmas. (via Aww, Sam)
5. Pink, Black, and Gold Tree: A bit of extra glam and sparkle during the holidays is expected, but going over the top is well-appreciated. Create a go-go glam tree that says, ”pop, fizz, clink” for an alternative way to deck out your tree in something unexpected. (via The Sweetest Thing)
6. Sea Breeze Tree: If the sea is calling you from ashore, a nautical tree might be your substitute tree decor go-to. You can go with a literal nautical color scheme of navy and white, or try a little more feminine look with pops of seafoam green and coral pink. Hanging seashell ornaments, glittered barnacles and shimmering starfish is the tree wish for any mermaid, land or sea. (via Anne Street Studio)
7. DIY Mint Green Wall Tree: Let’s face it: Live trees can take up a lot of room, but it’s not really Christmas without one. Instead of resorting to a sad Charlie Brown-inspired spruce, DIY a festive paper version. The possibilities are endless, but you’ll really unlock the tree’s potential when the wrapped presents start to arrive. (via Curby)
8. Sterling Tree Company Red Ashley Pre-Lit Christmas Tree ($290): Red and green might be traditional holiday decor, but a tree that glows brighter than Rudolph’s nose is *anything* but traditional. Add a major color pop in your living room with a tree that couldn’t be merrier. Ornaments optional.
9. Multi-Colored Ornament Tinsel Tree: Silver, pink and pops of other bold hues are what the holidays are made of, and metallics are always in style. Bring a bit of girlie glam into your home with a fun-spirited tinsel tree and multi-colored ornaments. (via Studio DIY)
10. DIY Rose Pink Cake Replica Tree: If our foodie tree totally inspired you but you’re not quite ready for that level of commitment, create a mini edible replica of that tree. Of course, it wouldn’t be a yummy cake tree without some pink frosting. (via Aww, Sam)
11. DIY Mini Cactus Tree: Instead of having a tree in a crazy color, opt for a more “natural” look with a real-life holiday cactus. Add fun pom-pom garland and a cute pot to bring the color factor to life. Just be careful of the needles! Some cactuses can be a bit of a grinch. (via Sugar and Cloth)
12. Bubblegum Pink Tree: Tap into your feminine side with a bright pink tree that looks utterly delicious. You can add touches of red and green with ornaments, but don’t shy away from experimenting with your palette. Who’s missing the old red and green with all this pink? Not us. (via Studio DIY)
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