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Make your own Unusual Christmas Tree

Updated on January 21, 2017
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Laura believes holidays and events should be celebrated whether you are alone or with family & friends. Celebrate yourself & being alive.

My sister-in-law took this photo on a drive around Ontario's old mines. She thought it was quirky. I think it's kind of smart.
My sister-in-law took this photo on a drive around Ontario's old mines. She thought it was quirky. I think it's kind of smart. | Source

Feather 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


Water Drop Tree


Plastic Toy Tree


Diamond Christmas Tree


The Repurposed Dolls Tree



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      Laura Brown 

      5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      That would make a great HubPages post too. I hope you do make one. I found a link for making a feather tree, you just use a feather boa. I have seen those in the dollar/ thrift stores. So you could have your own feather Christmas tree.

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      Sarah C Nason 

      5 years ago from Fresno, CA

      I love the feather tree! These are such cute ideas, I might have to try one. There isn't enough room where I live to have a full-sized Christmas tree, so we've been talking about getting a mini-one...maybe I'll just make a mini one!

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      Laura Brown 

      5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      The doll tree is on the weird side. But, it wouldn't be hard to find enough dolls up for recycling.

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      mours sshields 

      5 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Very creative! I love the feather tree, and the doll tree is also neat!

      Marcia Ours

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      Laura Brown 

      5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I love the water drop photo too. Even though it isn't exactly a tree you can put up, I had to include the photo. :)

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      Kristy LeAnn 

      5 years ago from Princeton, WV

      Such interesting ideas! This has got me curious to see what kind of unique tree I can come up with for Christmas. :) And I just love that "water drop" tree photo. :)


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