Whether you've got a small living space, or a burning desire to try something new this Christmas, we've rounded up the best and most unique alternative Christmas trees on Pinterest. From book trees to light-laden branches, there's something here to suit everyone's skills, tastes, and budget – but which is your favourite?
One for bookworms
Turn all your old tomes into a festive work of art; all you have to do is stack them up into a Christmas tree shape, drizzle them with fairy-lights, and pop a pine cone on top.
Just string it
Longing for a Christmas tree that’s stylish, practical, and mess-free? Well, look no further; this clever design uses the side unit of an IKEA storage unit as a frame, creating a ladder effect with string. So far, so easy. All that’s left to do is outlines a tree shape with some favourite ornaments.
If you want to add your own stamp to your Christmas tree this year, then why not craft one out of cardboard? It’s seriously easy – and wonderfully effective, too,
Christmas is a time for surrounding yourself with loved ones, so why not ensure they take centrestage? This alternative Christmas tree is, essentially, a gorgeous homemade photo frame – and we’re obsessed.
Getting spriggy with it
Fancy the greenery of a Christmas tree, but don’t have the space? Don’t despair; you can buy a few sprigs of fir, deck them in teeny-weeny decorations, and stick them up on the wall via blu-tac or sticky-back tape. Simple.
Knock on wood
If you can get your mitts on an old wooden pallet, it’s worth remembering that any DIY amateur can transform one into an unusual Christmas tree. All you need is white paint, a steady hand, and a handful of Christmas knick-knacks...
Light 'em up
Fairy-lights are beautiful all by themselves, as this alternative Christmas tree proves, so twirl them into the tree of your dreams and light ‘em up for a truly magical effect.
Deck the halls with...
… nothing but baubles. You can use up your leftover Christmas ornaments to create a stunning, textured Christmas tree image; all you need is an empty frame, a glue gun, and a very steady hand indeed...
Chalk it up
Fancy designing your very own Christmas tree? Grab some chalk and sketch one out on a blackboard; it will look so striking – and, if you make a mistake, it’s easy to wipe it clean.
Draw back the curtains
If you’d love a real fir tree, but just don’t have the room, then a billowing print festive could be the ideal solution. Just string it up, pop the presents underneath it, and away you go...