Alternative Christmas trees

For those who may not have the space for, or indeed want, a big traditional fir, or for those who may want a secondary tree in another room (why just deck the halls when you can deck all the rooms?), here is a roundup of my favourite ideas for faux Christmas trees, all beautiful and easily achievable.

Cox & Cox branches wall tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
Gorgeous wall tree made with frosted branches and string. This one is a readymade option from Cox & Cox (although sold out – unsurprisingly – at the time of publishing this post) but you could create something similar with a little DIY effort.
Black shelves tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
Black picture ledges (cut to size) on a black wall make a very chic tree!
Caravan Shoppe printable tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
This printable 6′ tree from The Caravan Shoppe is a cheap and quick way to put up a wall tree. You can use the included printable ornaments or simply string up some mini baubles.
DIY paper wall tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
Another paper tree, this one uses lots of triangle cutouts to form a tree shape. Use any colour combination that takes your fancy!
Hunted Interior - Chalkboard Christmas Tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
If you have a chalkboard wall in your home, surely you’ve got to draw a Christmas tree on it!
Chalkboard Christmas Tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
You don’t have to have a chalkboard wall to create a chalkboard tree. On a sheet of plywood, paint on a triangle with chalkboard paint, draw a simple design like this one and Bob’s your uncle – you have a chalkboard tree.
Painted tree shelf - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
A little painted shelf with a triangle shape painted above it in the same colour – so simple yet lovely, especially in a kid’s room or play room. You can even keep the tree shelf as a feature for the rest of the year to display bird or animal toys.
Washi tape tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
Washi tape tree: this is a fantastic option for a kid’s room or a playroom. Create a tree shape then let the kids decorate their tree with a couple of different washi tapes. It’ll keep them entertained for ages ;-).
Sania Pell Painted Tree -  - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
A simple tree painted on a stretched canvas: you could even create this before breakfast.
Paint xmas tree onto cloth - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home.jpg
If you’re even halfway confident with a paintbrush, you could try creating something a little more elaborate. This painting on a fabric hung with a dowel and string makes for lovely Christmassy art during the season and can be easily stored away when needed.
Framed ornament tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
A framed ornament tree: this stunning one is very elaborate but a simpler version would also be lovely.
Branches in a vase - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
Branches in a vase: beautiful yet super easy for a mantle or table centrepiece
Leafless tree - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home.png
I love this! It requires more space than the other ideas but the effect is fabulous. If you have a potted deciduous tree in the garden, you can bring it inside at Christmas time and decorate its bare branches. Alternatively, go with a grander version of the previous example and use several large, thick branches in a pot to create a similar effect.
Globe men - Alternative Christmas trees via Arty Home
For the final idea, I’ll leave you with something fun and quirky – globe people instead of trees!

There ya go folks, hope you found these ideas inspiring! Are you going non-traditional this year?

For lots more gorgeous Christmassy vibes, be sure to check out my boards on Pinterest! Happy Christmas decorating!

Images: 1 – Cox & Cox / 2 – French by Design / 3 – The Caravan Shoppe / 4 – The Nest / 5 – Hunter Interior / 6 – Jaymee Srp / 7 – The Jungalow / 8 – MPMK / 9 – Sania Pell / 10 – French by Design / 11 – How to Decorate / 12 – Att Pynta / 13 – French by Design / 14 – Emily Henderson


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