Unusual Christmas trees are a great idea. Last year, we challenged readers to err on the side of alternative when it came to their Christmas trees, be it via cardboard, fibreboard, or wall decal versions of the real thing. This year, we’re exploring even more tree alternatives, catering to those with pets, small spaces, and evergreen-induced allergies. Keep reading for five more alternative Christmas tree ideas to try.  

DIY Mini Wooden Christmas Trees are Unusual Christmas trees

Mini but mighty is a good way to describe these mountain-esq Mini Wooden Christmas Trees. These unusual Christmas trees are great to adorn your mantle, your tablescape, or even as favors for your guests to take home. 

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Visit Sugar and Cloth for full instructions on how to DIY these Mini Wooden Christmas Trees.  Like the idea of a mini tree? For five more pint-sized ideas, check out our article, Miniature Christmas Tree Ideas.

DIY Wood Dowel Tree is an Unusual Christmas tree

What do you get when you strip your Christmas tree down to its bare bones? An unusual Christmas tree.  Something like this Wood Dowel Tree, courtesy of Amy of Homey Oh My. 

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Visit Homey Oh My for full instructions on how to DIY this Wood Dowel Tree.  

Hanging Herbs make Unusual Christmas trees

If you’re a total herb-ivore, you might like this inspired idea, which packs a punch fragrance-wise. 

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A Stylized Ladder can be an Unusual Christmas tree

We love the idea of an upcycled ladderespecially as a complement to your holiday decorating scheme. This year, replace your messy Christmas tree with a strung-out ladder, complete with a star on top. 

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Paper Wrapped Trees are Unusual Christmas trees

Have you got some bits and pieces of wrapping paper leftover from your presents? Put those scraps to good use with this creative idea courtesy of Jen of  Tatertots & Jello. 

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Visit Tatertots & Jello for full instructions on how to DIY these Paper Wrapped Trees.  Click here for more decor ideas. For more unique items for your home, click shopCHT.com.
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  • I have book marked the page so I can refer back to it come Christmas time. we will be in a motel at the time so there are a couple of ideas that can work for us!