If your local Christmas tree lot is looking a little sparse at this point in the season (or you just don’t want to sweep up the needles) we have a solution: make your own tree! It turns out you don’t need acres of fertile land and several years of water and sunlight to get a Christmas tree, all you need is a little creativity and some elbow grease.
Check out Whit’s awesome PVC Christmas tree here.
Or try one of these clever alternative trees ready to stand guard over your present pile:
|Yes, that’s chalkboard paint! How much fun would your kids have decorating this one?
|French by Design|
|Jack Johnson’s Reclaimed Wood Tree as seen in Coastal Living|
You can also put an alternative tree on your table top:
And if all of these ideas are a little too alternative for you, there is always the faux tree to fall back on….
p.s. See more alternative trees in the Washington Post.