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14 Alternatives to the Traditional Christmas Tree

Nothing makes a home feel more festive than a traditional Christmas tree beautifully decked out in lights, baubles, and garlands. Having said that, sometimes it’s refreshing to break with tradition and try something different, and these trees offer the perfect alternative to the Christmas tree we’re all familiar with.

Alternative Christmas tree

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A couple of tree branches in vases, decorated with the usual Christmas ornaments, and you have all the Christmas tree you need.

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For a tree that’s unique, yet familiar, this hanging mobile Christmas tree is a fantastic option.

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This wall decor has the look of a tree, and although it clearly isn’t, it nonetheless captures the essence of the traditional Christmas tree.

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Another clever example of wall decor designed to have the form of a tree. This one has been made with nothing more than a branch, some twine, and a few bunches of herbs.

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It’s a tree, it has Christmas decorations, so it’s a Christmas tree. Not the kind of tree we’re accustomed to, but nevertheless it certainly fulfills the brief.

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This smaller version still gets the job done, and it would be an ideal solution if a full-blown Christmas tree simply isn’t an option for you.

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Now here is an alternative Christmas tree bursting with whimsical charm – it’s a bohemian dream.

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Yes, it looks more like some sort of coat or hat stand, but hang some Christmas ornaments on it and it begins to resemble a Christmas tree of sorts.

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Speaking of hat stands, there are all kinds of things you can do to make your Christmas tree that bit more alternative. This quirky tree has a hat instead of the usual angel or star tree topper.

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Draw a simple tree outline on the wall and then decorate around it – a great shorthand way to add a Christmas tree to your home.

Alternative Christms tree

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Make good use of all those Christmas cards you get this year and press them into alternative Christmas tree action.

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No tree? No problem. Create yours entirely out of Christmas tree decorations instead.

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A teeny tiny tree. Leave yours unadorned, like in the example above, or add just a few little flourishes – either way, it still says Christmas.

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Constructed from a few twigs and pine branches, this alternative Christmas tree has plenty of festive spirit.

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