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17 Unique Christmas Tree Alternatives You Can DIY

You took on DIY modern wreaths and mastered batik indigo stockings. Now it’s time to put up that one-of-a-kind Christmas tree you won’t forget. Swap out fir this year for a Christmas tree alternative that’s a little more modern and space conscious. Not only will these mini trees save you space, but they’ll also make quite the statement while doing so. From fabric scraps to recycled books, here are 17 ways to create one unique Christmas tree. Happy crafting!


1. Pom Pom Christmas Tree: All the colors of the rainbow come together for this bright and cheery tree alternative. Set this bad boy against a white wall and gold accents for a new level of fabulous. (via Sugar & Cloth)

2. Christmas Tree With Banner: Light blue and metallic little banners put a new spin on the Christmas tree title. It’s nothing like you’ve ever seen before, and we promise you won’t want to go back. (via Little Inspiration)

3. Mod Light-Up Trees: Like something straight out of a futuristic film, these gold cones with light-up bulbs are sure to change trees for years to come. (via Vitamini Handmade)

4. Glossy Marbled Trees: For those who aren’t afraid to get a little messy, marble it out with black and white paint for a tree that stands out from all the rest. (via Persia Lou)

5. White Felt Tree: Glue on felt circles for an instant winter wonderland. Scatter last year’s ornaments around for that extra sparkle. (via Little Inspiration)

6. Aluminum Christmas Trees: Recreate these metallic silver stunners out of aluminum sheeting. Easy Peasy. (via Go Make Me)

7. Trees Made from Recycled Books: Use old books or magazines for a glitzy and glittered-out tree. (via Spalvotas Dryzuotas)

8. Polka Dot Felt Christmas Tree: Here’s a tree that lets you keep the good old green silhouette while upgrading your decor game. Cut out shapes from felt for a colorful crafterpiece. (via Buggy and Buddy)

9. Fuzzy Christmas Tree: Into cool tones? No problem. Silver sequins and white fuzzies will help you get there. (via Two Twenty One)

10. Glitter Christmas Tree: If you can’t decide between silver and gold, mix and match metallics for a seriously blinged-out tree combo. (via Julie Ann Art)

11. Gold Leaf Trees: Use these metallic leaves to create perfection in tree form. A little hot glue goes a long way for these golden christmas trees. (via Crafts Unleashed)

12. Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree: Create a tree silhouette with this easy cutout craft. Gold glitter and stars add an extra OOMPH. (via A Cup of Thuy)

13. Mini Wooden Christmas Trees: Mint, white and gold go so well together. Especially when you’re trying to give off serious minimalist holiday decor vibes. (via Sugar & Cloth)

14. Modern Metallic Trees: Metallic paint in various shades will get you this effortless-chic look. Simple yet elegant. (via Alyssa & Carla)

15. Pom Pom Tinsel Trees: Channel classic red and green while experimenting with spots and stripes. There’s no wrong way to make these mini trees. (via Alyssa & Carla)

16. Sequin Christmas Trees: If you’re a fan of all things sparkly, sequins big and small will never steer you wrong. (via Sweet C’s Designs)

17. Yarn-Wrapped Christmas Trees: Wrap red and white colored yarns around cardboard cones to recreate this easy look. Deck them out in green and white beads for a new take on ornaments. (via Twelve O Eight)

What kind of unique Christmas tree will you be putting up? Share your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #IAmCreative.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)