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10 alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree

Christmas is less than a month away! Have you set up your Christmas tree? If the thought erecting the tree makes you giddy, don't fret. Who's to say that we all need a Christmas tree in the home to get into the mood for Christmas? We've put together a list of alternative decor ideas here:

1. Ribbons or sticky tape
Create a 2D Christmas tree with coloured ribbons or sticky tape. Jazz it up with garlands and ornaments buy sticking them to the wall.


2. Chalkboard tree
Got a chalkboard wall? Put your drawing skills to the test by designing your own Christmas tree.

(Image: A Legg Up)

3. A tree in a jar
Pick a branch with many "limbs" and use charms or jewellery as ornaments. Encase it in a bell jar for a unique table centrepiece.


4. The LED tree
Add some sparkle to your living room. Put up strings of LED lights on the wall and shape them into the form of a Christmas tree. 

(Image: A Merry Mishap)


5. The knick-knack tree
Pick a bunch of your favourite ornaments, photo frames, cards, jewellery, stickers and other small items to create a meaningful art piece for your Christmas decor.

(Image: Brit+Co)


6. String of baubles
Not keen on having a tree? Cluster and dangle baubles of different colours and textures from the ceiling.


7. The barren tree
A barren tree would channel that winter wonderland look into your home. Just decorate; no maintenance needed.

(Image: Hege In France)


8. The miniatures
If the lack of space is an issue, these miniature Christmas trees (TH woodland trees, $15.95 (set of 5), from Made With Love) will still add to the mood of Christmas. Perfect for table decor during parties. 

9. The cupcake tree
Need to decorate at the last minute? Put up cupcake wrappers or paper plates to get this look!

(Image: Vonblum)


10. The advent calendar
Make the countdown to Christmas more exciting with an advent calendar. A great craft project for the kids!

 

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