Wednesday, December 16, 2015

12 Unique Christmas Tree Ideas

Spiff up the season with these 12 DIY Christmas trees for the creative at heart.

http://www.myscandinavianhome.com/2011/12/oh-christmas-tree-oh-christmas-tree.html
 
This rustic, modern-minimalist piece of Christmas art can be cobbled together using naught but bare plywood. Decorate with a string of ambient lights for a touch of the whimsical. Subtle, elegant, and tasteful -- it's perfect for a modern flat, or a fancy Christmas soiree. Click here for more ideas.

http://www.shelterness.com/7-cool-diy-christmas-tree-alternatives/pictures/1668/
 
Step up to greater heights of creativity by repurposing a boring ol' ladder into a tree. Spray it over with metallic gold or silver paint, then deck with lights and ornaments, as you see fit. Check out this example and create your own.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/janes-wall-collection-christma-72170

Fret not if you can't fit a tree into your small studio or apartment space. The art of assemblage will save you -- simply hang a variety of Christmas-themed ornaments, trinkets, baubles, keychains, and other knickknacks to your wall, forming the shape of a Christmas tree. Tack on that star at the very top. It's cute, fun, and quirky! Take a look at this example.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/diy-projects/try-this-newspaper-christmas-tree.aspx
 
Upcycle the year's headlines with this nifty tree made out of newspaper pages. Use chicken wire, paint, a length of tree branch, and a planter for the full effect. Follow the instructions on this page. 

(1) http://www.topdreamer.com/29-creative-and-unusual-diy-christmas-tree-ideas/ (2) http://weheartit.com/entry/37853446 

Try something new by going bohemian this Christmas. Opt for a pared-down tree with a handful of driftwood, twine, and ornaments. You can set it up as a standing structure, or hang it up in horizontal rows on the wall, like with this version.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-a-p-71338 

Perfect for the office or your personal study -- a tree made entirely out of Post-It Notes. Have fun with it by scribbling down your Christmas wishlist on the Post-Its, if you like. It's simple enough -- follow this guide.

http://blog.couchelo.com/post/70267179830/12-alternative-christmas-tree-ideas

This mobile Christmas tree can double as a piece of modern art, and all you need is a length of nylon wire, a suitable grate, and a bunch of popsicle sticks painted green. Bonus: hang gold and silver bells and Christmas ornaments to go with the sticks -- now your mobile can double as a windchime, or as a fancy chandelier over your Christmas dinner. Check out more examples here

http://www.marthastewart.com/1042376/pvc-pipe-tree
 
The fairy godmother of arts ‘n crafts, Martha Stewart, has a fantastic tutorial on how to turn PVC pipes into this stunning Christmas tree. It takes a bit of work, but the overall result is worth it. Learn the how-to here.

http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-make-christmas-tree-with-books.html
 
A true delight for the bibliophiles in the family -- a crafty assemblage of hardbound books stacked into a Christmas tree that’s sure to tell a story. Decorate with lights and ornaments to complete the look. Check out the how-to guide on this page

http://www.aleggup.com/2011/11/our-tree-is-up.html
 
If you're talented at drawing, use your skills and go totally 2D this Christmas. Check out this "tree" made with chalk art. Just paint over a wall with black chalk paint and unleash your creativity upon this canvas. Take a look at this example for inspiration.

 
For last-minute decorations, make an outline of a Christmas tree using a string of Christmas lights or, as in this case, a garland of colorful balls. It's perfect for kids' rooms and fun Christmas parties as well.


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