Kids will love seeing their handmade ornaments and decorations used at Christmas. This colorful yarn garland is fun and simple to make for kids of all ages. String it across a flat, graphic chalkboard tree for extra wow factor.
Garden Tool Tree
Instead of letting your garden tools gather dust this winter, use them for decoration. Hang your garden tools in the shape of a Christmas tree and add ornaments and garlands for a festive touch.
How clever is this idea? Gather bright, monochromatic glassware and position in a bookshelf to resemble the outline of a Christmas tree. Add silvery orbs and bulbs to complete the effect.
Modern and Wall-Mounted
Bring the look and feel of a Christmas tree to a small space by creating a wall-mounted version using MDF trim and fabric.
Doily Christmas Trees
Create lacy winter trees with paper doilies, hot glue and a few sturdy twigs or skewers. Cut a wedge out of a round doily and bring the cut edges together to form a cone. The size of your wedge will determine how narrow the cone is. Glue the cone together and slide onto the stick. Glue into place. Add more cones in decreasing sizes to create a layered tree.
Plank You Very Much
Add some farmhouse charm to your front yard this holiday season with a rustic, wooden Christmas tree.
These nailhead trim trees are fun in the daytime but look breathtaking when silhouetted at night
This rustic wood model is cute and quirky, like a modern Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Who says evergreens should have all the fun? Carefully-arranged succulents look wild in the shape of a Christmas tree. And if you live in a temperate climate, this tree would be especially appropriate.
Celebrate Christmas with some coastal flair, as featured in the home of comedy queen Lisa Lampanelli. This driftwood beauty is both creative and classy.
Reclaimed wood from pallets makes a clean statement in this alternative tree. The punchy color and bird silhouettes make it modern.
Of a Feather
This gorgeous peacock-feathered tree, as seen in rocker Dee Snyder’s home, looks plush and dramatic. The jewel tones are seasonable without being obvious.
Dip coffee filters in fabric dye for a trendy ombre effect, then stack them to create a quick-and-easy tabletop Christmas tree.
Put a Cork in It
Put a holiday spin on wine corks with a tabletop Christmas tree structure. Secure corks directly to floral foam cones using a hot glue gun and display all season long.
This sheet music Christmas tree display stands out against a delicate tree branch wreath backdrop.
Stunning and Statuesque
Add a touch of modernity to holiday decor with a minimalist backlit plywood Christmas tree that’s perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
An assortment of hardcover books are stacked in the shape of a miniature Christmas tree and decorated with old-fashioned string lights in Vice President Joe Biden’s library during the holidays.
This fun Christmas tree is made with nothing but garden twine and regular white glue. Cover a styrofoam cone with plastic wrap to create a mold for your tree. Dip lengths of twine into white glue and wrap them around the cone, making sure the twine overlaps to strengthen the final tree. Let the glue dry completely, and gently pull out the mold. Decorate your finished tree with bright red berries for a festive touch.
By the Sea
Try a new twist on traditional holiday topiaries by covering cone-shaped foam forms with shells in assorted colors and sizes. Attach them with hot glue, starting at the bottom and working your way up.
Create a fun and modern Christmas tree arrangement with a few small natural objects combined with some bright colors. Glue pebbles, acorns, pinecones, twigs or other natural elements onto a styrofoam cone base. Once the cone is completely covered, use a heavy coat of acrylic paint to color your Christmas tree.