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Unique Christmas Trees

Updated on October 21, 2014
Christmas Tree design by Jane Schouten
Christmas Tree design by Jane Schouten

Just a few days before Christmas and I bet most of you have already prepared everything for Christmas. The trees, gifts, celebrations, decorations, foods, etc. So do the Christian people in Indonesia, most of us have already prepared for everything.

Christian people in Indonesia are more and more creative these days to do the Christmas celebration. For example, many of us now start to use things people called trash to make a unique Christmas tree. Like what they did in PETRA Christian University, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They built a 7 meters high Christmas tree from 124 computer boxes.

The Head Librarian, Mr. Aditya Nugraha said that they wanted to have a different athmosphere in the campus on the Christmas Eve. They needed about five days to build this Christmas tree. Big boxes in the bottom to give a strong base and they used bows to thighten the tree. The theme is blue, gold, and silver. Beautiful and creative I think.

Boxes Christmas tree from PETRA University
Boxes Christmas tree from PETRA University

Another interesting Christmas tree was the one in South Jakarta last year, there was a 3.2 meters bottle Christmas tree in Jesus Christ Church, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. The Church built the tree from hundreds of ketchup and beer bottles to reduce the pine trees cutting. They even played music with the tree. There was a children choir sang Christmas Carol like Jingle Bells with those bottles.

After the celebration, the Church untied the tree and gave each church member a bottle filled with scripture from the Bible. Cool.

Ketchup bottles Christmas Tree

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Bottles Christmas tree Courtesy : SCTVChurch musicians played music with this tree Courtesy : SCTV
Bottles Christmas tree Courtesy : SCTV
Bottles Christmas tree Courtesy : SCTV
Church musicians played music with this tree Courtesy : SCTV
Church musicians played music with this tree Courtesy : SCTV

Christmas tree from plastic bottles

This is from the event held by Ciputra Mall, Jakarta. They asked people to collect the mineral water plastic bottles and build a Christmas Tree from those bottles. Finally, they had 235,818 plastic bottles from 5343 customers, 12 tenants, and 12 schools. So they built a giant and beautiful Christmas tree from those bottles.

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The plastic bottlesThey started to build a 20 meters Christmas tree.After the lights onThe detail, cool isn't it?There are also plastic bottles snowmen.
The plastic bottles
The plastic bottles
They started to build a 20 meters Christmas tree.
They started to build a 20 meters Christmas tree.
After the lights on
After the lights on
The detail, cool isn't it?
The detail, cool isn't it?
There are also plastic bottles snowmen.
There are also plastic bottles snowmen.

Christmas Tree from used infusion bags.
Not only in Java Island, our brothers in Kalimantan (Borneo) island also build another eco-friendly Christmas tree. One hospital in Kalimantan built a giant Christmas tree from used infusion bags.

Christmas Tree from SCSI hard drives
They build the tree from 70 used hard drives.

Christmas Tree from stuffed toys.
This is really cute, a huge Christmas tree from teddy bears and other stuffed toys in Suntec, Singapore. They collected 3,578 stuffed toys from children for charity and made a cute Christmas tree.

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Hard drive Christmas treeStuffed toys Christmas tree
Hard drive Christmas tree
Hard drive Christmas tree | Source
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Stuffed toys Christmas tree
Stuffed toys Christmas tree

Old cans Christmas trees

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Beer Bottles Christmas Tree

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Beer bottles Christmas tree in China
Beer bottles Christmas tree in China
Beer bottles Christmas tree in China

Christmas Tree made out from glass in Murano Island, Venice - Italy

Bicycle parts Christmas tree

There is also a sustainable Christmas tree made out of recycled bicycle parts in Bermondsey square, London.
There is also a sustainable Christmas tree made out of recycled bicycle parts in Bermondsey square, London.

Bread Christmas Tree from Solo, Indonesia

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Bread Christmas tree Courtesy : IndosiarBread Christmas tree, made from hundred of breads by Chef Marsud. Courtesy : Indosiar
Bread Christmas tree Courtesy : Indosiar
Bread Christmas tree Courtesy : Indosiar
Bread Christmas tree, made from hundred of breads by Chef Marsud. Courtesy : Indosiar
Bread Christmas tree, made from hundred of breads by Chef Marsud. Courtesy : Indosiar

Rattan Christmas Trees

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Rattan Christmas TreeRattan Christmas Tree in Malang, East Java
Rattan Christmas Tree
Rattan Christmas Tree
Rattan Christmas Tree in Malang, East Java
Rattan Christmas Tree in Malang, East Java

Giant Christmas Tree from Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Love Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : IndosiarLove Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : IndosiarLove Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : Indosiar
Love Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : Indosiar
Love Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : Indosiar
Love Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : Indosiar
Love Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : Indosiar
Love Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : Indosiar
Love Christmas Tree, North Sulawesi, 2010 courtesy : Indosiar

Boxes and old cans Christmas trees

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My daughter in front of one old cans Christmas tree in my local mall.Have a wonderful Christmas this year everybody! Merry Christmas!
My daughter in front of one old cans Christmas tree in my local mall.
My daughter in front of one old cans Christmas tree in my local mall.
Have a wonderful Christmas this year everybody! Merry Christmas!
Have a wonderful Christmas this year everybody! Merry Christmas!

I'll Be Home For Christmas - Josh Groban

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 3 years ago from Fontana, WI

      OK, you completely delighted me! Also, I always enjoy Josh Groban - although that song would not be my first choice. Two of my favorites are You Raise Me Up and most any duet he sings The Prayer.

      Great hub! Celebrates innovation and Christmas! Thank you! Voted up!

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      bettynj 5 years ago from Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

      Great idea,Great project, beautiful and interesting and Environmental protection!

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      RandomLife 6 years ago from Nashville TN

      Wow! Some really creative ways to make a Christmas tree! I really loved looking through all the pics here. Wonderful hub.

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      febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia

      @richtwf, brandrocker, thank you.

      @TheListLady, green ballons Christmas tree ..wow..I can imagine it, the color must be amazing. Hope you can upload the picture of it. Very creative indeed. Thank you for sharing.

      @Maria, thank you my friend :)

      @Merlin, sorry for the late reply, this is because of Kim Joo Won you know, I neglected my hub for one year haha..

      Singing Christmas tree? wow..China is really creative.

      @Hello, hello. Happy New Year for you too. Thank you for visiting.

      @KoffeeKlatch Gals, yes, the ketchup bottles tree is definitely unique. Thank you for visiting.

      @Dave Mathews, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, Sir. Have a great new year.

      @Anginwu, I'm glad if you love those trees.

      @DeBorrah K Ogans, Thank you Ma'am, Happy New Year to you too.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Febriethan, What an interesting, creative and artistic display of Christmas trees! I hope you had a Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing, in HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace, & Blessings! ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      I know Christmas is over but still, it's interesting to see these creative Christmas trees. Love the song too.

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Merry Christmas and God Bless!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a wonderful collection of Unique Christmas Trees. I was fascinated by the ketchup bottles one but they all were definately unique.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Wow, they redefinitely unique and very artistic. Thank you for sharing and my est wishes for the New Year.

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      Merlin Herlina 6 years ago

      Hi Tirza! This is me, Merlin. I'm your follow at Korean drama's blog.

      Yesterday i saw on National Geographic Channel about Making Christmas in Asia. In China, they made a singing Chrismat tree. The tree is up and down with music. So unique and funny.

      Merry X'Mas and happy new year, Tirza! ;)

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      hi Febrie nMerry xmas this is such a great hub....

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      TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

      These are just wonderful. I did one tree with green balloons - such a surprising big hit with visitors. I love the creative spirit and I am so glad it's alive and well.

      Great hub and rated up. Yay!

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      brandrocker 6 years ago

      I was charmed exploring this hub. Wonderful.

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      richtwf 6 years ago

      Wonderful and very inspiring hub indeed! Thanks for sharing the creativity and incredible improvisation which us human beings possess!

      Peace and God bless!