Maybe it's the pine needles or the allergies. No matter what, you're totally entitled to skip bringing a real pine tree into your home this holiday season. But if fake trees don't do it for you either (artificial can be so anti-climatic) go with one of these unique displays.
This blogger used a stick to create a trunk for her DIY three, then attached ruffled brown paper all the way around. Add white pom poms to create extra texture and provide a simple alternative to ornaments.
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If you still want a living tree (just no pine needles!), look to these trendy plants to add a green touch to your holiday decor. This blogger glued small succulents on a styrofoam cone.
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This blogger took her alternative tree to the next level by creating a chalkboard tree with lights. The best part: Each year you can give your tree a new shape and make it as tall or wide as you like.
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If you want the rustic vibe of a real tree, but without all the pine needles and high-maintenance waterings, go with a wooden branch beauty like this.
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This blogger used white paint and nails to turn a wooden palette into a totally adorable Christmas tree. And it's still personalized since your ornaments hang from the nails as the stars of the show.
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Poms poms aren't exactly traditional, but they certainly create a festive tree when attached to rustic branches and arranged inside of a simple glass vase.
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Before you toss the scraps from your most recent DIY, grab leftover wood planks to create an indoor or outdoor tree you can hang gifts from. These bloggers turned theirs into an advent calendar.
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If you want your tree to be free of pine needles, but full of Christmas cheer, look no further. This blogger nailed a string of lights to a simple wooden board to create a modern display.
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Bet you never thought about how similar a ladder and pine tree are in shape before. Don't worry: The lights around this ladder will prevent your kids from walking under it — and enduring years and years of bad luck.
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Book worms are going to love this idea: Instead of piling your hardbacks on a shelf, put them on the floor in the shape of a tree to create the perfect nod to your beloved past time.
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