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 

Mini but mighty is a good way to describe these mountain-esq Mini Wooden Christmas Trees. These 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 

What do you get when you strip your Christmas tree down to its bare bones? 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 

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 

We love the idea of an upcycled ladderespecially as a compliment 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 

Have you got some bits and pieces of wrapping paper left over 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. 

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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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!

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