Every festive season I challenge myself to come up with an original Christmas tree. I love the Christmas tradition and enjoy all the festivities that go with it, but I can’t seem to get my mind around the traditional tree thing: I won’t cut down a tree just to decorate it for a couple of weeks and the plastic variety is not really to my taste. For the last few years I have used an Agave but this year I want to do something REALLY different.
Here’s some inspiration from around the world.
Stick it up or roll and space – paper makes for beautifully simple trees! Via Project Fairytale.
Using clear glass baubals secured to a wall with double sided tape is a very simple way to create a tree. Or just string some bunting over a few floating shelves – so pretty! Via Tarnish & Tinsel & Project Fairytale.
This amazing designer tree is probably the greenest tree on the market. Using less than energy, packaging materials and minimizing waste, it is said to be 80% more energy efficient than standard Christmas trees. It comes flat-packed and is then assembled like a 3D puzzle. LOVE IT! You can also just string up some twine and decorate with a few baubles and a star for your own environmentally friendly version – and it costs much less! Buro North & Lushome.
These lovely 2D versions cannot be easier: just draw them! Be sure to spray some hairspray or artists’ fixative over them once you’re done to prevent smears. Via A Blissful Dream.
Or why not paint one on the wall? This stunning geometrica pattern is a super fresh and modern take on a tree. And if you have lots of old packaging material lying around after your Christmas shopping, just fashion it into consecutive pyramids and ta-da! – an original tree that flat-packs for next year! Designerpad & Make Do.
I’ll finish our alternative tree by the end of this week – come back to have a look!