8 Non-Traditional Christmas Trees

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Image: Hay Needle

To me part of the thrill of decorating for the holidays is the chance to do something different. If I can find a way to make traditional décor new, then I consider my work done. The Christmas tree is one of those traditional elements that when it is refreshed, it can bring a new sense of style and design to your home. Here are some non-traditional tree ideas to get your decorating juices flowing.

8 Non-Traditional Christmas Trees

  1. Mom Filter. Instead of doing a 3D tree, take a tip from shop windows and put it in your window. Here a tree is made from different sizes of doilies.
  2. Bored Panda. Use your trinket collection to form a tree on your wall. This technique is especially good for people who don’t have a lot of space in their homes.
  3. Not Martha. Christmas bulbs hung from the ceiling  forms a cute Christmas tree.
  4. Hoi Pippo. If you don’t want to buy decorations, use what you have. Here they used their bookshelf and arranged books to form a tree shape.
  5. She Knows. This one is so clever. PVC pipes are cut in slices and adhered to a board. The ends are filled with colors and then filled with Christmas trinkets. Love the idea!
  6. Carla Aston. A sparse tree frame holds carefully placed ornaments on the branches.
8 Non-Traditional Christmas Trees
Image: Hay Needle

This ombré red-pink faux Christmas tree is perfect for a modern setting looking to feel unique and non-traditional. It’s even nice without ornaments! It makes a bright bold impact with no mess from the needles.

(top image) Here’s a similar tree but in ombré grey. This is great for people who want to keep the color palette subtle and in non-traditional Christmas colors.

Do you have a favorite here? How are you decorating for the holidays? 

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.