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Having a christmas tree and decorating it is just one of the most festive parts of celebrating Christmas. Still, there are many other ways you can have your Christmas tree without having to buy a real tree only to throw it out a few weeks later. (Although real Christmas trees do smell amazing and are absolutely beautiful, I don’t know about you, but I prefer my trees in the forest happy and alive.) You an always invest in a re-usable plastic tree to prevent throwing away trees every year, but if you are not the biggest fan of plastic and are looking for some other unique ideas, then check out some of these incredible finds below. Real evergreens everywhere will thank you.
10 Christmas Tree Alternatives
Avoid real trees this Christmas with these alternatives
1: Re-usable plastic tree – Invest in a re-usable tree that you can use year after year.
2: Christmas tree print – Buy a poster of a christmas tree and decorate the poster with some garlands.
3: Polaroid tree – Let your would-be Christmas tree stay safely in the ground. Instead, photograph it with a Polaroid camera and hang this up instead.
4: Christmas tree tapestries – Buy a tapestry with a Christmas tree and hang this up instead. These life-sized trees lend themselves to also being decorated with ornaments too!
5: Chalkboard tree – If you are lucky enough to have a chalkboard wall in your home, draw your tree with pretty chalk and place your presents around it.
6: Tree of branches – Collect fallen branches in the wood and either create a standing tree out of it or hang the branches on the wall.
7: Garland tree – At this time of year, there are a lot of shops selling branches from trees. Now, this may be a bit of a grey area, as I am not sure if evergreens are cut down solely for this purpose, but you could buy one branch and use this to create a minimalistic tree on the wall. Check out Almost Makes Perfect’s tutorial for this here.
8: “Bits-and-bobs” tree – Hang little bits and bobs on the wall in the shape of a tree. Nail them to a wooden board if you are afraid of attaching them to the wall. This works great as you can also store it away and pull it out next year as well. A cork board would work as well.
9: Ladder tree – Decorate a latter as if it were a tree for a modern twist.
10: Branch tree – find a very large branch outside and decorate the little guy.