Christmas Without a Christmas Tree?

Who doesn’t love a dazzling Christmas tree decorated with beautiful ornaments! And so many ways to decorate, different ornament styles, garlands and lights to choose from and make a glowing tree during the holiday festivities…

But sometimes we can’t have a tree. I remember a couple of years ago we were in the process of moving and had to stay temporarily in my son’s small apartment. What happens when your floor space isn’t right for a big tree?

Then you get creative and make your own. There is a plethora of inexpensive materials out there,  useless odds and ends, construction leftovers, attic treasures, garage sales finds that can be used creatively to make something unique and fun:

In case you didn’t know what to do with grandma’s alarm clock, here is a timely idea:

Never throw away these wine corks again! They can make you a great natural looking tree with zero cost.

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For the naturalists this is a great full of texture idea. I love the felt and fury ornaments !source

Ever thought you would discover the spirit of Christmas in pieces of PVC?

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Sometimes the most splendid ideas are found in the ultimate simplicity. Like spray-painted wood pallet in a Christmas pattern

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or this absolutely no-fuss Christmas garland

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or hand-painted wood sticks in different sizes nailed on a piece of wood.

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And if you like you can add a tad of color

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With this idea you can still use your favorite ornaments and family heirlooms

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This one is so easy to make with pieces of foam and tissue paper. You can use different colors as you descent and the tree becomes wider.

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Pieces of twine in various thickness is the core of this Christmas three. I think the round patterns and pom poms look great but you can let your imagination play…

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A great way to involve the kids. Come on’ let’s find a new home to all these lost pieces of Scrabble, the Barbie shoes, the legos and the polly pockets. 

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So let’s get out tools going; our art supplies and all the ‘little things’ lying in our we can our garage and let’s see what we can come up with!

xoxo

 

 

 

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