Here’s a collection of jaw dropping and super inspiring ideas to make your Christmas “Trees” with unexpected things from oil funnels to tomato cages, reclaimed wood to pvc pipe. They can be made in many sizes and would fit in a variety of spaces! By the end you will be so happy to know that – Yes, one can have 10 Christmas trees even in a tiny apartment!
1. Stacked Book Christmas tree : A tree that not only needs no storage, but is so whimsical and lovely! See how Jadah and Jen at Family Sponge created this fantastic tree in almost no time!
2. Found Branches Christmas tree: I love everything Free People, including this great tutorial on how to create a simple and elegant tree from found branches! I love the way each branch becomes a mini ledge shelf for displaying treasures!
3. & 4. Tomato Cage Christmas trees: Two entirely different trees, both made from… guess what, tomato cages! The one one the left made by Mary and Tim at 17Apart is so simple and chic, just add string lights! The one on the right made by Roeshel at Diy Show Off is adorned with lighted garlands, how pretty!
5. Old Book Pages Christmas tree: What a tree that tell a story, and perfect size for a small table? Check out this fabulous tutorial by Kayla at Kayla Aimee !
6. Ladder Christmas tree: Gorgeous, rustic and spontaneous, this charming ladder tree by the incredible Donna at Funky Junk Interiors is re-purposing at its finest!
7. Yard Stick Christmas tree: Carlene from Organized Clutter made a yard stick tree that is a brilliant work of art! The way she joined the sticks together is just so smart!
8. Gift Wrap Christmas tree: Give all the gift wrap trimmings a new life, and make a festive tree! Check out the fun tutorial by Michelle at A Little Tipsy!
9. Scrap Paper Christmas tree : Another great way to use paper trimmings! These little trees made from softer pinks, blues and greens are worthy of the cover of Martha’s magazine! Megan at I Craft With Love also shares another pretty tree made with sheet music paper!
10. Stacked Twig Christmas tree: This tree made of stacked branches / twigs almost has a beachy feel, like driftwood! It will look so pretty with any style of decor from country to modern! See tutorial at Lalole Blog.
11. Stick Art Christmas tree: Another way to use sticks and branches! Karen at The Art of Doing Stuff made a line art tree with her treasure finds – sticks! You will love this diy as well as her amazing style!
12. String Lights Christmas tree: Although this one from Martha Stewart is not a detailed tutorial, I decided to include it here because it’s simple enough to see how it’s made, just create a lovely tree drawing with string lights, and use hooks or nails as anchors. Don’t forget the felt or paper cut stars as a festive touch!
13. Reclaimed Wood Christmas tree : You know how much I love reclaimed wood right? So of course I am drooling over this stained scrap wood tree made by Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl !
14. Yarn Christmas tree : The next 2 trees are for fiber lovers! Isn’t life beautiful with buttons and pompoms? From HGTV .
15. Felt Mobile Christmas tree : How can we resist a tree that moves as we walk by it? A beautiful tutorial by Purlbee !
16. Pallet Christmas tree: Oh the glorious pallets! KariAnn from Thistlewood Farms is so artistic! Love the beautiful details and craftsmanship!
17. Funnel Christmas tree : Carlene from Organized Clutter is so creative, I have to feature her twice here! In addition to the yard stick tree, she also made this old funnel tree that is so stylish and playful!
18. PVC Pipe Christmas tree : How fun would it be to decorate this tree! If cutting pvc pipes sounds intimidating, gather some shampoo bottles of various sizes, and perhaps even paint them! From Martha Stewart .
I am taking most of next week off to celebrate Thanksgiving. Will be back on Friday to announce the winner of the Silhouette Portrait giveaway that’s going on right now! If you love crafting, check out that nifty little machine!
Wish everyone a super lovely Thanksgiving! xoxo