7 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

Frame Christmas TreeFrame Christmas TreeMost of us love Christmas trees. But maybe you want something different this year - a new take on the tradition. Or you'll be traveling and don't have time to put up a full tree. Perhaps your space is small and won't accommodate a full tree. Or maybe - like our family - everyone loves Christmas trees so much they all want their own! To inspire you this season, check out these 7 alternative Christmas tree ideas.

Wall Tree with Paper OrnamentsWall Tree with Paper Ornaments
1. Wall Tree with Paper Ornaments
Here's a cute tree for small rooms or just as an accent. Use lights (LED can avoid hot spots from incandescent bulbs) and plastic ornaments. Plus, it saves floor space!
Learn how to make this wall tree

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2. Ladder Christmas Tree
I'm a sucker for ladder-inspired decor, and this is a beautiful example. They've found a tall, narrow vintage ladder, and the added lights echo the Christmas tree shape and add a modern flair.
Learn how to make this ladder Christmas tree

Related: 20 super easy decor ideas for Christmas

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3. Ornament Christmas Tree
Build a tree from ornaments: all frosting, no cake -- and that's a good thing! Check out how they've used different colors to get a different look. This would be a great way to use up those boxes of Ikea ornaments you bought on clearance after the holidays!
Learn how to make this ornament Christmas tree

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4. Book Christmas Tree
For the studious, libraries, or just those who love a good book. They've used what looks like multiple copies of the same book or multiple volumes in a green-bound series to achieve this unique look.
Learn how to make this book Christmas tree

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5. Light Christmas Tree
Build a beautiful lawn decoration -- without inflation or detailed construction. My vote's still for LED lights -- they save electricity, money and are friendlier to the environment.
Learn how to make this light Christmas tree

Related: 25 unique Christmas ornaments and decorations

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6. Board Christmas Tree
Put those scraps to good use with a shabby-chic wall tree. All you need is scrap wood -- maybe some leftover spray paint -- plus a saw and some nice handmade ornaments as accents.
Learn how to make this board Christmas tree

Post-It Note TreePost-It Note Tree
7. Post-It Note Tree
The office trend is Post-It wall decorations -- and now you can bring that look home. Turn your kids looks or just work on your own creative approach. It's easy to build, easy to remove.
Learn how to make this Post-It Note tree

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