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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.

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

2. Glue together some twigs.

3. Or reuse scrap wood.

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

5. Repurpose a ladder.

6. Decorate a small, dried tree with ornaments.

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

8. Hang ornaments on your house plants.

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

10. Create a winter forest diorama.

Get the complete directions here.
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Get the complete directions here.

11. Use books to build a tree.

The shelf tree.
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The shelf tree.

12. Make a felt-shingled tree.

Get the full directions here.
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Get the full directions here.

13. Draw a tree on a chalkboard painted wall.

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

Hammer in some nails for hanging ornaments.
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Hammer in some nails for hanging ornaments.

15. Make a branch ladder tree.

16. Give a money tree as a gift.

Get the full directions here.
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Get the full directions here.

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

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

View this video on YouTube

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Get the directions for this origami Christmas tree here.
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Get the directions for this origami Christmas tree here.

Get the directions for this herringbone-form Christmas tree.
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Get the directions for this herringbone-form Christmas tree.

19. Create a Christmas-tree garland.

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

20. Create a tree tower using boxes.

21. Put up a tree Advent calendar.

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

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

Unfortunately, the directions are in French.
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Unfortunately, the directions are in French.

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

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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Get the tutorial for these poster board cones here.

24. Use Post-It Notes.

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

Get the full directions here.
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Get the full directions here.

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

27. Make a light tree.

28. Glue together wine corks to form a tree.

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

Get the recipe and directions here.
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Get the recipe and directions here.

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

31. Reuse your old newspapers.

Full tutorial here.
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Full tutorial here.

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

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

34. This tree is made from slivered almonds:

Get the directions here.
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Get the directions here.

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

What a tomato cage looks like.
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What a tomato cage looks like.

36. Create a display from Christmas cards.

37. Make a rosette tree using satin fabric.

Full tutorial here.
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Full tutorial here.

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