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Whether bound by space, short on time or just interested in a non-traditional Christmas tree – here’s an inspiring round up of alternative Christmas tree ideas.

found objects collage tree

This found objects collage tree is such a fun way to display special keepsakes.  And this is something you could easily create and pull out to display year after year!


I just can’t help it  – this book tree warms my nerdy heart!

black and white photo tree

Use old black & white photos or instagram photos to create a meaningful wall tree.

ornament tree

Learn how to make this hanging ornament tree at Not Martha.

washi tape tree

How cute is this washi tape tree?!  So perfect when you’re short on space and time.  This is a great idea for a kids room too!


Make a paper fringe tree.  Something like this would make for a great photo backdrop at a holiday party!

window screen ornament tree

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chicer looking old window screen!  Have you?!

driftwood tree

Make this beautiful driftwood tree or get a similar look with fallen branches from your backyard.

diy branch tree

Here’s another idea for fallen branches – a diy tabletop branch tree.

branch card display tree

A branch tree would also make for the perfect Christmas card display as well.  Win-win!

tomato cage christmas tree

Find out how to put a tomato cage to work while it’s too cold outside to grow them.  So simple and so smart!

West Elm Wooden Wall Tree

No time to diy?  Snag this wooden wall tree from West Elm.

tabletop tree

Short on space but still want a real tree?  Why not decorate a tabletop tree?!


You can’t go wrong with a simple yet oh so chic chalkboard tree.  I just don’t think I’ll ever tire of chalkboards in decor!


In fact this year I combined a chalkboard tree with an advent calendar!

lighted wall-christmas-tree

And last but not least, make a wall tree out of lights.  Doesn’t take up much space but it will definitely fill a room with a warm and happy Christmas glow!

So you see a Christmas tree can be whatever you want to be.  Don’t let space or time or tradition hold you down – rock your own tree style!  Show us your Christmas tree style with hashtag #TheChic on instagram and twitter!