Day 20: Christmas Tree Alternatives

by Melanie, December 20, 2013
If your local Christmas tree lot is looking a little sparse at this point in the season (or you just don’t want to sweep up the needles) we have a solution:  make your own tree!  It turns out you don’t need acres of fertile land and several years of water and sunlight to get a Christmas tree, all you need is a little creativity and some elbow grease.  
Check out Whit’s awesome PVC Christmas tree here.  
Or try one of these clever alternative trees ready to stand guard over your present pile:
Apartment Therapy
Martha Stewart
Yes, that’s chalkboard paint!  How much fun would your kids have decorating this one?
Apartment Therapy
French by Design
Jack Johnson’s Reclaimed Wood Tree as seen in Coastal Living
You can also put an alternative tree on your table top:

And if all of these ideas are a little too alternative for you, there is always the faux tree to fall back on….

Thistlewood Farms
Do it!

p.s.  See more alternative trees in the Washington Post.

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