Why stick to using an actual tree, when you can go all artsy and craftsy with these ideas for DIY Christmas Trees. You don't have to necessarily use conventional conifers for Christmas, instead, you can do things a little differently and add your own style to the celebrations. After all, being a crafter means you can spin the celebrations in a unique and interesting way. Your guests will be amused and who knows, you might inspire more people to think outside the box and come up with interesting DIY trees.
DIY Christmas Trees
I've put together some incredibly creative DIY Christmas Trees for this blog post. These DIY crafts are sure to leave you spellbound. Pick one that appeals to you and stun your friends and family with your take of a tree. You can save a friend from the hassle of choosing a tree by sharing these ideas with them. That's the joy of crafting projects; you get to share them with your tribe and can then get together to work on them. Speaking of getting together, you can totally have a pre-Christmas party by having your closest friends over and working on a DIY tree.
#1 Christmas Tree – Hardcover Edition
Okay, so. I am stunned. This is so creative and just so cool! Book nerds will surely agree with me because you can make a hardcover edition of a tree at ANY time of the year and a book lover will feel like it’s Christmas. If the essence of Christmas is joy and merriment, then let me assure you that you could not possibly bring any more joy to a literary lover in your house than you would by making this tree. Just a little heads-up though, it takes a few good hours to get this ‘tree’ up, so get this done ahead of time.
DIY Christmas Trees from Media Tinker
#2 Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree
Make a wonderful tree with wrapping sheet rolls. The Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree is wonderfully easy, budget-friendly, and just so pretty too. All you need are some rolls of festive wrapping sheets, a few bright buttons and backing material, and VOILAA!
DIY Christmas Trees from A Little Tipsy
#3 DIY Reclaimed Wood Christmas Tree
Oh, My Gawwwwwd! I’m so in love with this rusty and rad DIY tree. This one is for lovers of rusty and woody textures. The gorgeously rustic finish of reclaimed wood is the star of this craft, and you can recreate this with scrap wood too. However, start your wood or pallet collection ahead of time, so you can get enough.
DIY Christmas Trees from Funky Junk Interiors
#4 DIY Sliced Wood Pinecone Christmas Tree
This DIY Sliced Wood Pinecone Christmas Tree is something I would expect to see at a baker because it reminds me of gorgeous wedding cakes. However, with sliced wood and pinecone layers, it’s a sight for sore eyes. You can add a bold accent to it by adding some cranberries or florets and wrapping some fairy lights around the base.
DIY Christmas Trees from Creative Ambitions Blogspot
More Christmas Crafts
#5 DIY Christmas Tree Shelf
This tree shelf craft is stunning and usable all around the year. You can stock your favorite décor pieces on it, then deck it up with Christmassy stuff when the holiday season is here. Place wrapped gifts, ornaments, and stockings to add life to the tree. You can even place an LED candle in the top rack and top off the pointed edge with a star.
DIY Christmas Trees from Ana White
#6 DIY Newspaper Christmas Tree
Could you have imagined something as un-festive as a newspaper being used to make a DIY Christmas tree? And not just any tree, a ridiculously good-looking one! Aren’t you shook!? With gorgeously folded and spray-painted newspaper bits, and a gold star to top it off, it is a VISION!
DIY Christmas Trees from Mother Earth Living
#7 DIY Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree
If you have been in search of some gorgeous Christmas tree ideas for your dinner table décor, then I doubt you can find a choice more appropriate than the stunning DIY Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree. You will need a pack of plastic spoons, cut their ends off and decorate them with spray paint or some silvery glitter glue. The picture is so convincing!
DIY Christmas Trees from The Heathered Nest
#8 DIY Christmas Tree Cones
Wow! One word – wow! These DIY trees are an aesthetic piece of art featuring beautifully made fabric layers, star toppers, and dangling beads. To stabilize these DIY Christmas tree cones, you will need a small Styrofoam ball for each. Just pass the ball over the tip and hot glue the next cone layer on top! You can find such pretty cones in different shapes and sizes, easily from budget stores.
DIY Christmas Trees from Fyne's Designs
#9 DIY Balloon Christmas Tree
Is anyone ever old enough to not be able to appreciate balloons? This tree is sure to win everyone’s heart. You can mix and match balloons of different sizes and shades to give the tree more dimension or stick to the original idea. Either way, this tree will be greatly loved.
DIY Christmas Trees from Milk Magazine
#10 DIY Kraft Paper Christmas Tree
The Kraft Paper Christmas Tree is magical and just so stunning! With its pretty ruffled paper leaves, it almost seems like a real tree that has weathered the fall bravely. This tutorial features the instructions for a full-size paper tree, so you'll need plenty of craft paper for this. Cut it into strips and punch holes in the paper so you can pass string decorations through it.
DIY Christmas Trees from Lia Griffith
#11 DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Mobile
A DIY ornament mobile tree is so festive and seriously cool! Had you ever considered making one or even come across a similar idea? I think it’s a pretty unique and definitely a try-worthy idea. You could hang this in the middle of your gathering area or in a corner. Whatever you do, make sure to use festive and bright colors for this. A 3D mobile Christmas tree? Does it get any better than that when it comes to crafting?
DIY Christmas Trees from Not Martha
#12 DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree
If you thought a brown Christmas tree can’t ever look chic, then the DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree just proved you wrong! This tree is so pretty, even on its own, however, if you want to spruce it up then hang a few ornaments through the pegboard's holes. This DIY Christmas tree is a great choice for those who are in search of something a little less traditional. It is extremely quick and easy to make and won’t take you any more than half an hour max. For those who enjoy a bright and laden tree, the option to spray paint and add ornaments through the holes is always there.
DIY Christmas Trees from Hello Lidy
#13 DIY Copper Christmas Tree
What a modern and stunning rendition of the convention conifer Christmas tree! Impressive, right!? The DIY Copper Christmas tree requires using some large copper pipes which can be quite a bit daunting for beginners, but with some help and dedication, you can get an insanely gorgeous result. Despite copper being a predominantly industrial material, this Christmas tree is just as warm and welcoming as any other. And did I mention, it’s not messy at all!?
DIY Christmas Trees from Lia Griffith
#14 DIY Christmas Tree with Spindles
Rustic yet chic, this DIY Christmas tree is going to be the favorite pick for someone with a tasteful choice in Christmas time home décor. It’s made out of spindles in such a clever way that you can’t help but stand and stare. This would perfectly complement a modern interior in an impressive and exotic manner. If you’re hosting a grand Christmas soiree, consider making one of these for your mantel.
DIY Christmas Trees from Country Design Style
#15 DIY Modern Wooden Tabletop Christmas Tree
The DIY Modern Wooden Tabletop Christmas Tree is rich in the Scandinavian vibe and so deliciously festive. It won’t take long to put together and your table will seem more inviting than ever with a table topper this pretty. You can top it off with some fairy string lights or more ornaments if you like.
DIY Christmas Trees from Curbly
DIY Christmas Trees – In Conclusion
Save on going tree shopping this year, and pick a craft instead of a conifer. I've shared a variety of ideas from using books to your favorite shelf, and the best part is you won't need to purchase many supplies for these. With minimal resources and sheer dedication, you will be able to come up with a unique and contemporary DIY Christma tree that will steal the show.