Alternative Christmas Trees

Real evergreens and artificial trees aren't the only Christmas tree options available. Check out these alternative Christmas trees that are far from the ordinary.

Built-in Bookshelf with Blue Vases for the Holidays

Bookshelf Beauty

How clever is this idea? Gather bright, monochromatic glassware and position in a bookshelf to resemble the outline of a Christmas tree. Add silvery orbs and bulbs to complete the effect. Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead.

Modern & Wall-Mounted

Designer Casey Noble created the look and feel of a Christmas tree by creating a wall-mounted version using MDF trim and fabric. This set-up is perfect for small spaces with low ceilings.

Beachy Keen

Celebrate Christmas with some coastal flair, as featured in the Celebrity Holiday Home of comedy queen Lisa Lampanelli. This driftwood beauty is both creative and classy.

Plank You Very Much

Add some farmhouse charm to your front yard this holiday season with a rustic, wooden Christmas tree.

Pallet Cleanser

Reclaimed wood from pallets makes a clean statement in this alternative tree by Lina Darnell. The punchy color and bird silhouettes make it modern.

Rustic Wood

This rustic wood model by Brian Patrick Flynn is cute and quirky, like a modern Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

 White House Christmas 2010 Newspaper Tree

Fit to Print

Rolled up newspapers give this White House Christmas tree a lovely texture and soft, faded color.

Succulent Christmas Tree Decor

Succulent Stunner

Who says evergreens should have all the fun? Carefully-arranged succulents look wild in the shape of a Christmas tree. And if you live in a temperate climate, this tree would be especially appropriate.

Nailed It

These nailhead trim trees by Brian Patrick Flynn are fun in the daytime but look breathtaking when silhouetted at night.

Of a Feather

This gorgeous peacock-feathered tree, as seen in Dee Snyder's Celebrity Holiday Home, looks plush and dramatic. The jewel tones are seasonable without being obvious.

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