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Best alternative Christmas tree ideas

November 21, 2019

Whether your short on room, or don’t fancy the expense of a Christmas tree, these fun, space-saving ideas could be your perfect festive solution.

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You may not always be able to have a Christmas tree in your home, whether your home is under renovation, you just don’t have the space, or you’re doing Christmas on a shoestring this year. That doesn’t mean, however, that you get to be a Scrooge this season – there are plenty of options out there to bring the festive spirit into your home!

Just look at this chalkboard idea from Homesense for example? Super easy to achieve with just a big board and a tub of chalkboard paint.

We’ve picked some of the best buys and DIY ideas around for an alternative to a bulky tree.

Light-up wall art

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Image: Cox & Cox 

This pre-lit wall art will soon be available to buy from Cox & Cox – and while it’s nowhere near as bulky as an ordinary Christmas tree, it stills delivers on a serious centrepiece for your festive scheme. Best of all, it’s super easy to store once Christmas is over, ready for next year.

Christmas Tree For Life

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Image: Limelace 

This Christmas Tree for Life design from Limelace is hand-printed on silk for a luxury alternative to a festive tree, but we can see the idea working on a budget-friendly scale by printing up your own images.

Decorated pop-up tree, from £25, JD Williams

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Image: Melody Maison 

A charmingly rustic addition to your decorating scheme, this rope ladder tree would be a relatively easy DIY project, but with Melody Maison selling it for just over £20, it’s a steal to save yourself the time in the run up to Christmas.

Peg board

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Image: Homesense

We love this simple idea for taking a peg board and transforming it into a Christmas tree with paint or spray paint, creating an interactive design that you can hang your favourite baubles on. This idea works particularly well for a kid’s room on a smaller scale.

Washi tape tree

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Image: Poundland

This idea is super easy but super effective – just take colourful tape and create your outline! If you’re a renter, just be careful with the tape you use as not to damage your walls. Likewise, the likes of clear, non-damaging Command Strips would be perfect for hanging baubles in this scheme.

Hanging ribbon

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Image: Oliver Bonas 

It may not be a tree in the traditional sense, but we love this styling idea for showcasing your beautiful baubles. Perfect if you have plenty of quirky, characterful ornaments that deserve to be centre stage.


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