28 Best Non-Traditional Christmas Tree Ideas For The Holiday Season

Are you looking for a break with tradition this holiday season?

The Christmas tree is the heart of any festive decor theme — but there’s no reason you have to stick with a tried-and-true evergreen.

These gorgeous non-traditional Christmas trees can reinvigorate your decorations and bring joy to the end-of-year celebrations.

Best Non-Traditional Christmas Tree Ideas. These Christmas tree alternatives might stray away from the norm, but they’re poised to add some personality to any space and spark your creativity for your own Christmas tree project this year. #decorhomeideas

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Unicorn Christmas Tree

Unicorn Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas
Jasmine Jaslene

If you are looking for a more colorful holiday decorations or your kids are in love with unicorns and rainbows then this Christmas tree is the perfect addition to your holiday.

Book Nerds Christmas Tree

Book Nerds Christmas Tree
Kik Welfel

Book nerds, unite — this thrilling Christmas tree is for you.

It’s made with many different layers of books, with each individual spine facing out.

The result is a symphony of color and print that will delight all of your holiday visitors. Our favorite part is the dinosaur tree topper.

Cardboard

Cardboard #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

This cheap and cheerful cardboard tree is the perfect weekend craft project.

All you need is a few sheets of cardboard and some miscellaneous craft supplies.

Create a big tree for a corner or a tiny one to place on your desk.

via Chatelaine

Cardboard Tree

Cardboard Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

How chic is this stunning tree?

The bright white color obscures the fat that each of the components is made from lightweight cardboard.

Whether you use it as your primary tree or a supplemental decoration, this elegant piece is sure to make a splash.

via Odenne Boom

Chalkboard Christmas Tree

Chalkboard Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

A chalkboard tree is a completely unexpected way to decorate for the holidays.

The dark color looks stunning in a contemporary home or a modern farmhouse.

If you have little ones, set them loose with a box of chalk to decorate the tree.

via Bombus

Collage Christmas Tree

Collage Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

When you don’t have space for a full-size tree, why not give this collage version a try?

It mounts directly on the wall, so your floors stay free and clear.

Branches and greenery evoke the feeling of a natural tree, and personal prints add a sweet touch.

via Free People

Cookie Monster Christmas Tree

Cookie Monster Christmas Tree
Norte De Trenton

If you have children, this Cookie Monster tree is a charming way to switch things up this Christmas.

The brilliant blue needles are the perfect canvas for a DIY project involving eyes, mouth, hands, and cookies.

Your kids will never forget this darling design.

Deconstructed Christmas Tree

Deconstructed Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Here’s another space-saving “tree” for a hallway or an upstairs playroom.

Wood branches and white string lights create the silhouette of a tree — it even changes form when you turn off the lights.

Hang ornaments from each branch for a fun, memorable piece of holiday decor.

via Faffling at Home

Felt Pom Pom Garland Tree

Felt Pom Pom Garland Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Looking for a kid-friendly alternative Christmas tree?

Create one from a colorful garland of felt pom poms.

The soft material is gentle on little hands, and the brilliant colors look cheerful in a bedroom or playroom.

via My Cakies

For Greeting Cards

For Greeting Cards #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

If you’re inundated with Christmas cards every season, this clever tree makes a fun display.

Make the tree by cutting a triangle shape out of wood or cardboard.

Wrap it in string to create a lovely way to hang your favorite cards.

via HGTV

Gold Feathers

Gold Feathers #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Complement a glamorous home with this golden Christmas tree, which features bright white feathers in place of branches.

The sophisticated design looks gorgeous with or without ornaments, and the sparkling trunk glitters alluringly from every angle.

Hanging Ornaments Christmas Tree

Hanging Ornaments Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Shock your guests and family members with this clever illusion Christmas tree.

Formed by ornaments suspended on clear fishing line, it gives the impression of an invisible tree. The best part?

You don’t need to worry about cleaning up needles throughout the season.

Just Lights

Just Lights #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

If the lights are your favorite part of the Christmas tree, this non-traditional decoration is for you.

Using a strand or two of multicolored lights, use zig-zag lines to make the shape of a tree.

It’s a quick, easy, and affordable way to celebrate the holidays.

via Bell and Pistol

Kraft Paper Christmas Tree

Kraft Paper Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Go for a rustic theme by creating a Christmas tree out of kraft paper.

The soft brown color looks warm and soothing, and the natural curls set a relaxing vibe.

Punch holes in the paper and add lights in the center for a glowing effect.

via Lia Griffith

Macramé Tree

Macramé Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the art of macramé, this tree is a great way to learn.

The sturdy twisted lines provide plenty of strength for wood “branches”.

Use each piece to display ornaments, candles, or boughs of real or faux greenery.

via Lia Griffith

Minimal Ornaments

Minimal Ornaments #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Embrace minimalist design this year by cutting back on your ornaments. Instead of loading up the tree, pick a few favorites in the same color palette.

The result is completely unexpected and exciting — perfect for a rule-breaking Christmas.

via Anne Sage

Modern Christmas Tree

Modern Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

When you have an ultra-modern home, a traditional Christmas tree can look out of place.

This exciting tree is the perfect alternative.

With concentric rings and silver ornaments, it makes a big, bold splash in any room of your house.

via Modern Christmas Trees

No-Needle

No-Needle #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Bid farewell to needles and watering by creating a Christmas tree out of paper.

Here, large paper cones create a surprisingly realistic shape.

After the holidays, simply recycle the paper and enjoy the easy cleanup.

Peg Board Tree

Peg Board Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

If you have a piece of peg board, an old door, or a sheet of wood sitting unused in the garage, turn it into an alternative Christmas tree.

A few nails, pegs, or thumbtacks and a strand of Christmas lights are the only supplies you need for this affordable project.

via Collective Gen

Pom Poms

Pom Poms #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Have you ever seen the expandable paper globe decorations at party stores?

Buy a collection of them in multiple colors to create a truly joyful Christmas tree.

A selection of paper pom poms peek out from between the globes for fullness and extra color.

via Sugar and Cloth

Scented Candles Christmas Tree

Scented Candles Christmas Tree
Caroline Elizabeth Catherine

Put your collection of scented candles to work by creating a Christmas-tree tower.

The unconventional design is a fun way to show off the beautiful labels and wax colors — and your house will smell amazing all season long.

Stacked Branches

Stacked Branches #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

If you have a drill and some free time, you can create a spectacular non-traditional tree using a collection of branches.

Each one slips over a central dowel, so you can rotate it to create a full tree.

Hang ornaments or leave the branches bare for a low-key rustic vibe.

via Dekrolog

Succulent Christmas Tree

Succulent Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Succulents are a staple of desert decor — this year, celebrate their unique beauty by arranging them into a Christmas tree.

The plump lobes and spectacular colors make a breathtaking tree for a table.

via Living Bunch AU

Technicolor

Technicolor #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Ready to break away from red and green Christmas decorations?

Stock up on rainbow-colored Christmas ornaments for a Technicolor tree.

Pair your bright tree with equally colorful garlands, wreaths, and wrapping paper.

via C.R.A.F.T.

Thin Geo

Thin Geo #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Maintain your modern, minimalist style with a thin tree.

Buy a potted version, and you can use it over and over again without cutting down a fresh tree.

Simple geometric ornaments add color while keeping a contemporary vibe.

via Anna G

Toilet Paper Christmas Tree

Toliet Paper Christmas Tree
Bud Johnson

Create a funny Christmas tree by stocking up on — or hoarding — rolls of toilet paper.

Tiers of white paper rolls make a hilarious alternative tree that’s perfect for 2020.

Add lights and masks for extra humor.

Tree-asaurus Rex

Tree Asaurus Rex Xmas Tree
Robert Napiontek

With its dinosaur head and feet, this adorable alternative tree is sure to thrill your children and visitors.

It’s a breeze to make; just wrap faux garland around a metal frame to create a tree shape for the body of the beast.

A string of light-wrapped garland forms the tail.

Wall Art

Wall Art #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

Part decor, part work of art, this wall tree is a gorgeous way to ring in the holidays.

Colorful balls or ornaments highlight the simple wooden-dowel tiers, bringing joy to any empty wall.

Tuck a faux-fur rug underneath to anchor your tree.

White Cut-Out

White Cut-Out #Christmas #Christmastree #nontraditional #decorhomeideas

This tone-on-tone tree is an impossible chic, space-saving way to decorate a small living room.

The secret is to wrap white lights all the way around the cut-out frame; it creates a beguiling glow that highlights the shape of the branches.

via Cox and Cox

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