If you’re like most people, you’re probably looking forward to setting up your Christmas tree. It’s what makes the holidays extra special, particularly when you do it with your entire family. It allows you to bond with them and create special memories.
Now, instead of setting up a traditional tree at home, why not make this year’s tree unique?
Here are 50 interesting DIY Christmas tree ideas you can try doing this holiday.
1. Plastic spoon Christmas tree
If you’re always eating out, there’s a good chance you’ve collected a good amount of plastic spoons. Instead of throwing them away, you can turn them into a Christmas tree. Just paint them with your preferred color before arranging them into a tree. Click here to find out more.
2. Rustic Christmas tree
You don’t need to spend a lot of money just to achieve the rustic theme for the holidays. You can go to your yard and pick up a couple of small sticks. Once you think you have enough, follow this guide to make your own stick tree.
3. A pallet Christmas tree
For this hack, you’ll need a couple of reclaimed wood. Cut the pieces and layer according to this guide. Oh, and don’t forget to make the star!
4. The 10-cent Christmas tree
This is probably one of the cheapest DIY projects you can do this holiday. According to this guide, you’ll need no more than 10 cents for each one. With how cheap it is, you can make as much as your budget allows.
5. Tomato cage Christmas tree
For this, you’ll need to take your tomato cage and flip it upside down. You can put it into a pot to make your tree more stable and make it look more like a traditional tree. However, if you’re aiming for a unique look, consider leaving it as it is. Just wrap some garland and lights.
6. Christmas tree shelf
This DIY Christmas tree is practical to have at home. Apart from being a decor, you can also use it to hold your keys. You can even put your presents in it! See this guide to learn more.
7. Stick Christmas tree
If you’re not a fan of stacking sticks for your Christmas tree, this one’s a great alternative. Since it’s on the wall, you’ll be able to clear some floor space. It’s also less troublesome, particularly if you have kids running around the house.
8. Another pallet Christmas tree
Still got some extra wood? Consider making another pallet Christmas tree. This one’s a bit different because of the way the pieces of wood are cut. You can check out this guide to find out more.
9. Pine cone Christmas tree
This DIY project is quite easy to do. Grab a couple of pinecones and paint them. Arrange them in between the pieces of sliced wood and add a couple of lights and ornaments.
10. Wall mounted Christmas tree
If you have kids or pets at home, you’d know how hard it is to maintain a traditional Christmas tree. To keep things simple and clutter-free at home, you can consider mounting your Christmas tree. For that, you can check out this guide.
11. Ribbon Christmas tree
Who said ribbons are just for wrapping presents? With a bit of creativity and this guide, you can use them to make very pretty Christmas trees.
12. Cute pine cone Christmas tree
This is a nice project for your office or room. Since it’s small, it won’t take a lot of space. Plus, it’s quite budget-friendly, too.
13. A starry Christmas tree
Your home wouldn’t be completely ready for Christmas without some star decorations and this DIY project can help you with that. The challenging part of this project is cutting out that tree shape. Once you’re done with that part, you’ll find the rest of the steps easy to do.
14. Rosette Christmas tree
Even though this tree is made of paper, it still looks quite nice and classy. It’s a good to have at home if you’re aiming for a rustic them.
15. Ornament display
This project offers a unique way of using ornaments. Instead of hanging them around your traditional Christmas tree, you make a triangle wood frame and hang them there. The tree gives the same vibe without taking a lot of space.
16. Paper Christmas tree
Got some leftover craft paper? Print out a pattern from this site and use it to cut out the trees from your paper. Cut, fold, and stick the pieces with glue and you’re done.
17. Origami Christmas tree
The nice thing about this project is that you can make your tree as large or as small as you want. Of course, if you want a bigger tree, you’ll need to be patient enough to cut and fold several pieces of card stock. Looking at the result, you’ll find your hard work worth it.
18. Glitter Christmas tree
You can really never go wrong with glittery ornaments for the holidays. With that, consider making yourself a glitter Christmas tree and make your home look more festive for Christmas. It’s easy to make one since all you need to know about the project is here.
19. Music sheet Christmas tree
Express your love for music by using your unused music sheet to make your DIY Christmas tree. Simply cut a couple of strips and glue one end to the tree. Curl the other end to achieve that Christmas tree-like effect.
20. Moss Christmas tree
Christmas trees don’t always have to be glowing and glittery. If you want something different for Christmas, this moss Christmas tree is a nice idea. You’ll only need a couple of adhesive moss sheets, glue, and a twig. You can add loose moss at the base if it seems a bit bare.
21. Spool Christmas tree
Maya Road used about 25 skinny wooden spools to make this adorable spool Christmas tree and the team didn’t take a long time to complete the project. They wrote a step-by-step guide if you want to recreate their adorable tree.
22. Washi tape Christmas tree
Got no time to make an elaborate DIY Christmas tree? Don’t worry. If you have extra washi tapes at home, you can make one in no time. This site explained how they made a washi tape tree on one of their walls.
23. Fabric wrapped Christmas tree
This is an excellent piece to have in your living area. Although it’s simple, it’s enough to catch people’s attention. Plus, it’s super easy to make as you can see in this guide.
24. Burlap Christmas tree
If you buy trees like these from craft stores, you need to be prepared to spend about $50 each. If that sounds like a lot, you can make one for just a few dollars. Purchase some burlap, a wooden base, and some wooden dowels and you’re ready to make your own burlap Christmas tree following this guide.
25. A makeshift Christmas tree
Admit it. Maintaining a traditional tree isn’t easy. Apart from that, removing and storing it after the holidays aren’t that easy. To make things simpler for you, try out this makeshift Christmas tree. You’ll only need fresh greenery and wooden dowels to make one at home.
26. A minimalist Christmas tree
This is one of the simplest trees you can set up at home. You won’t need a lot of ornaments for this one- except for the few Christmas balls you need to tape at the bottom part of the “tree”.
27. Post-It Christmas tree
This project is quite interesting. Instead of buying glittery and expensive ornaments for the tree, it used Post-It notes. If you already have a couple of them at home or in your office, you can check out this guide to get started.
28. Cardboard Christmas tree
This is such a fun activity to do with your kids. For sure, they’ll be super happy to see their trees light up in a unique way!
29. A ladder Christmas tree
If you don’t need to do any major repair at home, you can use your ladder as a part of your holiday decorations. Wrap plants and ornaments around it and you’ll have an instant Christmas tree.
30. Tulle Christmas tree
These are very pretty trees. They look like they’re dancing in tulle dresses, right?
31. PVC Christmas tree
If you’re tired of picking up ornaments on the floor, you might want to consider making this PVC Christmas tree. You can also use the slots for toys and other pieces that’ll match your overall holiday theme. You can see all the details here.
32. Paperback Christmas tree
The nice thing about this project is that you can use what you already have at home or you can pick a book at a thrift store. Gently remove the cover and cut out about 30 pages from the book. Fold and assemble according to this guide.
33. Pom pom Christmas tree
Believe it or not, this isn’t that complicated to do. You just have to glue a couple of pompoms together to make this tree. This site has the complete guide.
34. Wine bottle Christmas tree
Although this tree is nice and creative, it’s not for everyone. If you have kids or pets, think twice about setting up a wine bottle Christmas tree at home.
35. Tripod Christmas tree
This one’s quite clever. By adding some ornaments on your tripod, you’ll be able to make your camera setup look like a part of your holiday theme.
36. Drying rack Christmas tree
A drying rack is also a good material for your Christmas project. You can use it to hold as many ornaments as you like, leaving it looking like a tree for the holidays!
37. Painted Christmas tree
If you have a blank and boring wall, you can make it look more fun and ready for the holidays by painting an image of a Christmas tree. You don’t really have to be too detailed. You can just draw the outline just like this one.
38. Newspaper Christmas tree
Apparently, you can also use newspaper to make your tree for the holidays. Apart from that, you’ll also need chicken wire, nontoxic paint, a tree branch, a terra cotta pot. For the complete steps, click here.
39. Egg carton Christmas tree
Get your extra egg cartons and paint them with two different shades of green. Assemble following this guide and you’ll have a nice DIY Christmas tree for your living space. Make sure to add some ribbons to make it more festive.
40. Chalkboard Christmas tree
Set aside your grocery list and use your chalkboard to draw your Christmas tree. It’s a nice and project, particularly if you have kids. You can change the design every week or as often as you like.