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10 DIY Christmas Trees That Will Take Your Holiday Decor To The Next Level

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

One of my favorite things about celebrating the holidays is always crafting my own special star for the top of my Christmas tree.

It turns out, though, I wasn’t thinking quite big enough with my festive project.

As you can see below, it can be fun and easy to craft your own unique tree in tons of fun ways — or, for the less crafty of us, there are a few ways to add extra charm to the same, boring old fir you see year after year. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the traditional tree, but sometimes you just want to break out of the same old shell.

And trust me, if you’re looking to catch your friends’ and family’s eyes when they swing by for your party, you can’t go wrong with any of these amazing ideas.

Have you ever done something even more creative with your Christmas tree? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE with your loved ones!

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1. Mini Succulent Tree

1. Mini Succulent Tree

You can find a tutorial for shaping your own version of the popular potted plants over on URBAN DIRT.

2. Book Tree

2. Book Tree

Literature fans should have no trouble finding the supplies for this charming option in their collection.

3. Plank Tree

3. Plank Tree

You can easily hang ornaments as well as sit cute seasonal tchotchkes on this stripped-down option.

4. Minimalist Tree

4. Minimalist Tree

Or go totally stripped down by putting your favorite ornaments on a few branches in a vase for an ultra-rustic look. You can also paint the branches gold and white for a pop of festive fun.

5. Wall String Art Tree

5. Wall String Art Tree

You could also get rid of the tree altogether and create a geometric facsimile on your wall using colorful yarn like the folks over at Creativebug.

6. Dark Ombré Tree

6. Dark Ombré Tree

For an edgier yet still classy take on the season, try Live Your Style’s easy ombré project — you can pick whatever color you like!

7. Floating Cardboard Tree

7. Floating Cardboard Tree

This optical illusion made over on the Hilarious Channel will definitely have your guests scratching their heads at your holiday shindig.

8. Window Tree

8. Window Tree

You can get even more creative with this minimalist design in your office window by using a red or green curtain for the backdrop.

9. Mini Pinecone Tree

9. Mini Pinecone Tree

That Vegan Mom whipped up this beautiful homespun mini tree using only hot glue and twine!

10. Pallet Tree

10. Pallet Tree

The whole neighborhood will be jealous when you light up these pallet boards from Christmas Lights, Etc on your front lawn.

Have you done something even more creative for your own Christmas tree? Let us know below and be sure to SHARE with your friends!