Christmas is just around the corner and for those of you who are late on decorating their Christmas tree we come to you with a few unusual yet creative alternatives that will definitely set you apart from the crowd. Each year millions of trees are being cut down for the holiday season and as much as we love to associate the classical smell of pine trees with Christmas, it is time to find other options, more environmentally friendly. Creativity comes in to the rescue of the crafty, offering long term solutions , artificial Christmas trees that can be used each year, each one different, one of a kind, special. Pallet wood, driftwood, sticks, burlap, all can be assembled into unusual alternatives fit for any type of space, be it cozy and small or larger and more classic.Choose to think outside the box this year and make a stand against deforestation.

1. minimal tree made from wood

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2. a different kind of christmas tree made form a display of random objects

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3. driftwood and delicate string lights always mix well

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4. driftwood sticks decorated with COLORFUL patterns

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5. driftwood and string lights on a canvas

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6. driftwood arranged in a tree shape with colorful red and white decor
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7. the most elegant MINIMAL christmas tree alternative

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8. even branches can replace a tree

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9. sticks glued together in tree shapes

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10. pallet wood used to create a scandiNAVIAN INSPIRED CHRISTMAS TREE

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11. RECYCLE OLD WOODEN BOARDS AND GIVE THEM A NEW MEANING

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12. A COMPACT CHRISTMAS TREE SHAPE

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13. OLD PALLETS DRESSED IN WHITE AND STACKED TO FORM A TREE


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14. PAINT YOUR TREE ON A PALLET

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15. OR USE PALLET WOOD AND PAINT TO FORM  A MINIMAL TREE SHAPE

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16. EVEN CLOTHESPINS CAN BE USED CREATIVELY, hang gifts from them

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17. BURLAP AND YARN ARE THE GO TO MATERIALS FOR MINI CHRISTMAS TREES

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18. FIND INSPIRATION FOR ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS TREES

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19. DISPLAY YOUR STICKER COLLECTION IN THE SHAPE OF A TREE on a blank wall

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20. CREATE ROCK CANDY TREES

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21. IMPROVISE YOUR MINIATURE TREES USING VARIOUS MATERIALS FROM AROUND THE HOUSEHOLD

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22. UNUSUAL MINI TREES using fur

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23. LARGE PINE CONES AND FELT MERGED INTO MINI CHRISTMAS TREES

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24. USE PAPER FOR YOUR TREE CRAFTS

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25. CREATE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARDS THIS YEAR

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26. CUTE ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAs TREE FOR THE DINNING TABLE

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27. USE COFFEE FOR THAT SPECIAL SMELL

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28. MAKE IT A SWEET EXPERIENCE
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29. Craft a paper Cardboard tube Christmas tree

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A simple and inexpensive approach for an architecture practice that uses endless amounts of paper daily, a beautiful solution to be assembled by the entire studio with Christmas Carols in the background and a cup of tea or wine at their grasp, we shall call this concept team-work !

Photo Courtesy to Mihai Radu

How does your Christmas tree look like this year? Would you consider an alternative to the classical pine tree? Feel free to share your ideas in the comment section below.

Codreanu Andreea