Make your own Unusual Christmas Tree
I love the Christmas tree with all the decorations, lights, fancy ornaments and traditions. I like the decorated Christmas tree even more than the presents under the tree. (We stopped doing a lot of exchanging presents among the adults years ago anyway).
Although I do have a big, pre-lit, Christmas tree which I can put up each year, I love to see other ideas where people have created their own unique, extraordinary, unusual or fantastical Christmas tree. Some of them make my traditional tree look pretty tame and almost dull in comparison. I feel I should be doing something else, going out of my way, to come up with a new tree - a whole new style of celebrating Christmas under the tree. (Or maybe just kind of near the tree in some cases - depending on what you made the tree out of).
I've seen themed trees, decorated in anything but a Christmas theme. My Mother decorates her tree with things from the beach and Florida (she spends Christmas in the US). My little sister decorates her tree in a different theme each year. Usually something with a touch of the Gothic in there somewhere. My other sister and her family put up a family tree, with things the kids have made alongside ornaments which they have picked out and bought, or inherited, over the years. My brother and his wife put up their own tree. To me, it's an alien tree in a way. I don't know the ornaments on it, they aren't ornaments I grew up with. But, I made one for them, to help bring the Christmas tree into our family too.
I really like the creative and unusual trees. The strange and weird trees made with something you wouldn't expect to see a Christmas tree created from. I like the cleverness of the idea and I admire the engineering behind the construction and the fact that they can stand, still put together outside in the winter even (in some cases).
Here are ways and means I've found to make your own Christmas tree. Some are very unusual and some are just interesting. (See the links).
Tree Made of Vintage Jewels
An Iron/ Metal Tree
Unusual Creative Christmas Tree Ideas
- Wonderful, weird and wacky Christmas trees in China | CNN Travel
- 25 Pictures Of Weird, Wacky, Funny, Strange And Unusual Christmas Trees | Stickboy Daily
- Weird and Funny Christmas Trees | EgoTV
- DIY Christmas Tree of The Day - MoPo | Geek News
- Top 36 Cool and Weird Christmas Trees | Walyou
- A Bunch of Unconventional, Interesting Christmas Trees | Geekosystem
- Flickr: The Christmas Trees Pool
- Creative Christmas tree options - Shannon Berrey
- Veggie Christmas Tree
- 35 Awesome Traditional Christmas Tree Alternatives | DigsDigs
- Unusual and Creative Christmas Trees - Toxel.com
- Christmas tree made of bicycles | Mail Online
- More Unusual Christmas Trees - Curious Photos
- Christmas Trees - Pinterest
- 100 Recycled Bicycles = 1 Weird Christmas Tree
- Unusual Christmas Trees - Curious Photos
- Stick Christmas Tree (Spanish) LALOLE BLOG: MI ÁRBOL DE NAVIDAD
- Curious Sofa Diaries: Xmas Project #1 Sparkly Yarn Tree
- DIY Project-Vintage Jewelry Christmas Tree | Vintage Style Files
- How to Make a Paper Tree for Kids: WikiHow
- DIY: Candy Cane Topiary Trees | Pizzazzerie
- Polka Dot Pineapple: Ruffled Christmas Tree
Water Drop Tree
Plastic Toy Tree
Diamond Christmas Tree
The Repurposed Dolls Tree
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