Many find that part of their Christmas preparations include going out to select a fresh pine or spruce tree or unboxing an artificial one. Rather than just the usual Christmas tree, there are a variety of other options to bring a festive touch to your home. If you have an allergy to regular trees, can’t be bothered with the usual hassle, or just want a different experience this season, explore the ideas below for the perfect holiday!
3D Wood Christmas Tree
Avoid the customary design with this state-of-the-art wood Christmas tree. The tree has movable limbs composed of wooden slats of different sizes. Keep the slats side by side, or twist them to create a gorgeous, three-dimensional, conical shape similar to a tree. Select a handful of your preferred decorations to drape on the planks or opt for a sparse aesthetic by allowing them to go untouched.
Living Christmas Tree
An eco-friendly option is a live Christmas tree. Christmas trees that stay alive can be purchased with their roots still connected, enabling you to plant them in your yard once the Christmas period is over. Though they may be smaller in size than the majority of the trees selected from a Christmas tree farm, such trees do not contribute to any of the litter generated by trees that are thrown out annually. You will be able to benefit from this tree for a long time, seeing it get bigger and stronger. The scent of living Christmas trees is even more wonderful than cut trees!
Rustic Wooden Christmas Trees
Decorate your patio or an inside room with one of these quaint wooden Christmas trees to create an atmosphere of anticipation for the upcoming holiday period. The hand-cut trees are crafted using pine board. The pine board is then brushed with paint and given an aged, worn appearance, making it an ideal choice for rooms designed with a rustic or farmhouse style. There are numerous options in terms of size and color that can coordinate with the decoration of your house.
Upcycled Ladder Christmas Tree
Do you have an outdated ladder sitting around in the outbuilding or storage room? Turn it into a festive, country-style alternative to a traditional Christmas tree by sprucing up with garlands and other decorative items. Gifts can be placed even in the area beneath the open ladder, maximizing the available space.
Driftwood Christmas Tree
If you are hunting for a Christmas tree to fit a nautical atmosphere or a beach house, this driftwood tree may be the ideal choice. This tree was skillfully crafted using driftwood from the lake and it is bound to bring a festive atmosphere to your place and get everyone into a joyful Christmas mood. This tree in the image is about seven feet in length, and customers can also select from a range of heights from 3 to 8.5 feet.
Wooden Slat Christmas Tree
One way to achieve a minimalist look is with one of these wooden slat Christmas trees that offer decorative flair. You have the option of getting either a freestanding Christmas tree that stands on its own base or one that can be hung up to save space. You have the choice of eight colors and three heights to adjust your trees to work with your holiday decoration and desired look. Show the trees as they are, or adorn them like you normally would with lights and ornaments that hang.
Wooden Plank Christmas Tree
Construct a Christmas tree from wood utilizing just a few pieces of lumber. Make the wooden boards of different sizes and secure them on a center post, having the smallest pieces at the top and the longest at the bottom. Once you have put it together, give the tree a coat of your favorite shade of paint and put a few decorations on the boards. Create a more personalized holiday decor element with a saw to shape a star-shaped tree topper out of wood.
Contemporary Branch Christmas Tree
This Christmas tree, created with eco-friendly maple wood, is not only eye-catching but also useful. This piece will bring an up-to-date vibe to any room in the house, plus it has many twig-like hooks for hanging up Christmas decorations. It is simple to set up the tree and take it apart again for convenient storage.
LED Tabletop Christmas Tree
This 18-inch LED Christmas tree provides that festive feeling with less work, even in comparison to the usual smaller trees! This tree comprises a wooden structure that can be found in a variety of colors such as red, green, black-and-silver, or have a natural untreated visual appeal. There are battery-powered LEDs for illumination, which can be cool white, warm white, red, or blue. Custom frame colors are also available upon request.
Other Out-of-the-Box Christmas Tree Ideas
Stacked Books Christmas Tree
You can use your creativity to assemble a makeshift Christmas tree using a wide range of materials. In this instance, books have been placed and organized in several layers to form the outline of a tree. For a more harmonious appearance, think about covering the backs and fronts of each book in compatible paper or fabric, or leave them exposed so the tree can serve as a way of showing off some of your favorite books and authors.
Recycled Bottles Christmas Tree
If you plan to create a Christmas tree for the outdoor area, an interesting concept is to take advantage of recycled green plastic bottles. Tie the bottles together in succession, beginning at the bottom of the tree, and form more rows that become progressively less broad. Once the tree is put together, you can make your own decorations with plywood or other supplies.
Succulent Christmas Tree
A succulent-based Christmas tree may not be the initial choice that one considers, yet, when appropriately presented, it can be a chic tabletop tree. This holiday season, feature a Haworthia succulent tree with subdued lighting and a few captivating adornments. Once the festive period has ended, take down the Christmas tree and transplant the succulents into soil so they can be appreciated all year long.
Red Christmas Tree
Changing the color of your Christmas tree is completely acceptable; you are not limited to the traditional green choice. This synthetic red Christmas tree will assist with that objective. This artificial pine tree is an eye-catching addition that is 9 feet high, ideal for large living areas with tall ceilings. The tree should have a glorious look with 900 illuminated LED lights.
Pistachio Shell Christmas Tree
This tree has been handcrafted using authentic pistachio shells. This Christmas tree—available in 6- and 9-inch sizes—has an unconventional style, and can be adjusted to fit your decorations. Do not alter the brown color of the pistachio shells, or if you’d like them to blend in with your holiday decorations, ask to have them painted with your desired colors.
Artificial Christmas Tree You Can Buy
JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS COTSWOLD POTTED PRE-LIT CHRISTMAS TREE
When it comes time to decorate, this tree is a clear choice. This Christmas tree is pre-illuminated with 900 bright, white micro LEDs. Its organic shape is a great combination of longer branches for hanging, and fuller branches closer to the centre for decorations that don’t dangle.
This artificial Christmas tree comes with a bonus – a black pot is included, which makes it unique compared to other fake trees. You won’t have to worry about people seeing the base, or having to buy a tree skirt for it. Perfect for hassle-free set-up.
The only disadvantage to buying this tree is that there is only one size available – 7ft – and it would be beneficial to have some additional sizes. The only other potential problem is that you may have difficulty finding it available to purchase. If you have been searching for a authentic-looking artificial Christmas tree, it is prudent to seize the opportunity when you locate one either in-store or online.
THE WHITE COMPANY PRE-LIT GRAND SPRUCE CHRISTMAS TREE
The White Company’s best-selling artificial Christmas trees come in three possible sizes: 6 feet, 7.5 feet, and 9 feet. The conical-shaped trees range in size to suit any purpose; the six-foot tree is perfect for versatility, while the larger sizes make more of a statement.
Every size available is already lit with soft white LED lights, making the decorations easy to place together. You just need to add your own decorations to finish the look, as well as being able to switch between twinkling or steady lighting.
HOMEBASE NORWAY SPRUCE ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
If you want to get a decent quality Christmas tree that won’t cost too much, Homebase has a mid-priced choice that comes with a good number of branches and looks full.
You won’t get the same lifelike quality from a synthetic tree that you would from one that costs twice as much; however, both the 6 and 7 foot varieties are smart buys if you are not wanting to spend a lot of money. This is an ideal addition to any child’s playroom, conservatory, or corridor.
This tree does not have any lights attached to it, but you can easily add some fairy lights to give it a nice, twinkling holiday glow.
B&Q GLENSHEE SPRUCE ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
Whilst the 6ft tree starts off at a mid-range price point, the price tag does increase quite dramatically with the larger sizes, but you get a good number of branch tips for your cash, with this tree giving The White Company’s Pre-Lit Grand Spruce tree a run for its money in the branch-tip stakes, but offering less than the far fuller John Lewis & Partners options. In case you like the form of those lifted branches, we still reckon this is a great option for the finest phony Christmas tree.
In contrast to the John Lewis & Partners Cotswold Potted Pre-lit Christmas Tree and The White Company’s Pre-Lit Grand Spruce, this tree does not come with lights already installed, so you should consider adding the expense of illumination in your financial plan. B&Q suggests utilizing 240 lights and 120 ornaments for their 7-foot-long choice, and 400 lights with 160 decorations for the 8-foot selection.
COX & COX LIT TREE WALL HANGING
It doesn’t take much room for a Christmas tree to occupy the area, including the diameter of the short branches. Therefore, if room is limited, choosing other options for a Christmas symbol might be worthwhile.
This tree wall hanging from Cox & Cox is the perfect addition to your holiday decorations. It has a realistic snowy fir tree with warm white LED lights that make it look just like the Christmas tree for your presents. It’s so simple to compress and store the item away until the following year, unlike a bulky Christmas tree!
This wall hanging, made of fabric and hung by a wooden hanger, is available in two sizes, and is perfect for adding some holiday magic to bedroom or playroom if you would rather not get rid of your real tree.
How to choose the best artificial Christmas tree
Here are some suggestions for finding an artificial Christmas tree that will put a smile on your face when you put presents around it.
What makes the most realistic looking tree?
If you’d like to purchase an artifical tree that appears similar to a real one, then it’s worth checking the number of ‘tips’ that the tree has. The amount of branch tips for a fake tree is represented here, and largeness of the tree will lead to a higher number of tips. When you contrast two trees of equal heights, the tip count gives a good measure of the quality. The greater the quantity of tips, the bushier and more life-like an artificial tree is likely to be.
Purchasing a more expensive artificial Christmas tree will usually be more beneficial than getting a cheaper one. If you want to purchase an artificial Christmas tree that looks like the real thing, you should be prepared to spend at least £200-£300. A more economical option would be to purchase a lower cost one for less than £100 which would still add festive décor to your home.
Despite an initial outlay, an artificial tree is a wise investment as it can be reused year after year. Calculate the amount you can save over the course of the next 5 or 10 years by not buying real trees in that time, and you will have made a financially sensible decision.
Many of us have most likely committed the error of choosing the tallest real Christmas tree out in the field, only to subsequently have to cut off pieces of it to make it through the entrance door and somehow fit into our living rooms.
One great advantage of having an artificial Christmas tree is that you can select a size that precisely fits your living space, as long as you measure it ahead of time. Furthermore, as many of these trees are put together on site, there is no need to panic about the hassle of transporting a huge tree through your garden or hall.
Most people usually go for 6ft, 7 or 7.5ft, or 9ft artificial trees, but larger and smaller varieties are available depending on what size you need.