38 Fabulous DIY Christmas Trees That Aren’t Actual Trees

If you live in a small apartment or dorm room, or simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of getting a tree, you can channel Christmas spirit in your home without any pine needles.

1. Use string art to draw a tree.

All you need is some string and a few nails to make a lovely minimalist tree decoration.

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2. Glue together some twigs.

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3. Or reuse scrap wood.

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4. Black stenciled Christmas trees look great in a spare black-and-white room.

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5. Repurpose a ladder.

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6. Decorate a small, dried tree with ornaments.

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7. For the beer drinkers: Layer bottles to form a very impressive Christmas tree display.

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8. Hang ornaments on your house plants.

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9. Use washi tape to draw a Christmas tree on the wall.

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10. Create a winter forest diorama.

Get the complete directions here.

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11. Use books to build a tree.

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The shelf tree.

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12. Make a felt-shingled tree.

Get the full directions here.

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13. Draw a tree on a chalkboard painted wall.

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14. Draw a Christmas tree on craft paper or fabric.

Hammer in some nails for hanging ornaments.

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15. Make a branch ladder tree.

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16. Give a money tree as a gift.

Get the full directions here.

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17. For a more kitschy decor, hang a bunch of knickknacks in the shape of a tree on the wall.

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18. There are a few options for Christmas tree origami…

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Get the directions for this origami Christmas tree here.

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Get the directions for this herringbone-form Christmas tree.

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19. Create a Christmas-tree garland.

This one is made by gluing strips of fabric onto poster board.

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20. Create a tree tower using boxes.

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21. Put up a tree Advent calendar.

The large tree print is from IKEA. Get the full directions here.

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22. Create a centerpiece with green paper rolled into trees.

Unfortunately, the directions are in French.

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Wrap the cones in yarn if you don’t have the right color paper. These cone trees are made from paper plates.

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23. Make trees wrapped in the fabric or wrapping paper of your choosing.

Get the tutorial for these poster board cones here.

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24. Use Post-It Notes.

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25. The layers of these trees are made from wire wrapped in ribbon.

Get the full directions here.

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26. Hang balloons on the wall in the shape of a tree.

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27. Make a light tree.

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28. Glue together wine corks to form a tree.

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29. Make a family of 3-D gingerbread Christmas trees.

Get the recipe and directions here.

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30. The simplest tree: Tape paper plates to the wall.

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31. Reuse your old newspapers.

Full tutorial here.

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32. Create an outline of a tree using a rainbow pom-pom garland.

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33. Make a Christmas tree crudité as a table centerpiece.

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34. This tree is made from slivered almonds:

Get the directions here.

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35. For the gardeners, here’s a Christmas tree made from a tomato cage.

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What a tomato cage looks like.

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36. Create a display from Christmas cards.

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37. Make a rosette tree using satin fabric.

Full tutorial here.

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38. Create a hanging ornament structure that resembles a tree.

The full instructions are here and the blogger insists it’s not as complicated as it looks!

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