Top 8 Unique and Creative Christmas Trees to Try at Home

Christmas lights and garlands are great and all — but this year, try a few unexpected ideas to trim the most incredible tree your family has ever seen. Are you heading out to get a tree to decorate and brighten the holiday spirit? If you want something unique and alternative this season, check out our Top 8 Unique and Creative Christmas Trees to Try at Home.


1. Chalkboard  Christmas Tree


Kids will love seeing their handmade ornaments and decorations used at Christmas. This colorful yarn garland is fun and simple to make for kids of all ages. String it across a flat, graphic chalkboard tree for extra wow factor. Get the how-to.

2. Wooden Card Display


Showcase holiday cards and wrapped presents with this easy-to-make alternative version made from plywood. Get the how-to.

3. Modern and Wall-Mounted


Bring the look and feel of a Christmas tree to a small space by creating a wall-mounted version using MDF trim and fabric. Get the how-to.

4. Beachy Keen


Celebrate Christmas with some coastal flair, as featured in the home of comedy queen Lisa Lampanelli. This driftwood beauty is both creative and classy.

5. Feathered  Christmas Tree


This gorgeous peacock-feathered tree, as seen in rocker Dee Snyder’s home, looks plush and dramatic. The jewel tones are seasonable without being obvious.

6. Backlit Wooden Christmas Tree


Add a touch of modernity to holiday decor with a minimalist backlit plywood Christmas tree that’s perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Get the how-to.

7. Twinkling Twine 


This fun Christmas tree is made with nothing but garden twine and regular white glue. Cover a styrofoam cone with plastic wrap to create a mold for your tree. Dip lengths of twine into white glue and wrap them around the cone, making sure the twine overlaps to strengthen the final tree. Let the glue dry completely, and gently pull out the mold. Decorate your finished tree with bright red berries for a festive touch.

8. Smartly Repurposed


An assortment of hardcover books are stacked in the shape of a miniature Christmas tree and decorated with old-fashioned string lights in Vice President Joe Biden’s library during the holidays.