Are fairy lights and dangling ornaments a breakable objects hazard? Do your coworkers not want to spend January picking pine needles out of the lobby?

There are plenty of reasons not to have a traditional Christmas tree at work, but if you’re missing Christmas decorations, you might be able to convince your colleagues to put up some last-minute cheer with these clever ideas that will make a fun team-building exercise, show what you're about and make anyone who walks in smile. Here are some pictures of creative and fitting trees that people made at work with whatever they could get their hands on.

You could also recreate some of these ideas at home if you skipped getting a tree this year and you have a well-stocked bookshelf or office. These people show that you can turn just about anything into a Christmas tree!

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A Very Special Christmas Tree In Public Library Created By The Librarians (Sulęcin, Poland)

A Very Special Christmas Tree In Public Library Created By The Librarians (Sulęcin, Poland)

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European other
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2 months ago

Love the idea, are people allowed to browse through those books ?!

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12 Foot Farmer's Christmas Tree Made Entirely Out Of Bell Peppers

12 Foot Farmer's Christmas Tree Made Entirely Out Of Bell Peppers

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Judy Carpenter
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2 months ago

Beautiful

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Made Our Own Christmas Tree Where We Are Deployed

Made Our Own Christmas Tree Where We Are Deployed

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European other
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2 months ago

Hats off to those serving their country overseas and at Christmas.

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Another reason why more people each year hesitate to get a Christmas tree is the perceived impact on nature. Most people are unsure whether the greener choice is a real tree, or an artificial one that saves another tree from being cut down.

It turns out that environmental organizations don't recommend contributing to the manufacturing and shipping of plastic products by getting an artificial tree. (Of course, if you already have an artificial tree, you should make the most of it and use it for at least 10 years.)

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The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation Made A Christmas Tree Out Of Guide Dogs In Training

The Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation Made A Christmas Tree Out Of Guide Dogs In Training

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European other
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2 months ago

Well trained dogs !

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#5

My Lab Has A New Christmas Tree

My Lab Has A New Christmas Tree

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Gareth Graham
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2 months ago

Its a chemis-tree

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Tech Store Employees Make A Christmas Tree Out Of Sheets Of Glass

Tech Store Employees Make A Christmas Tree Out Of Sheets Of Glass

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Chicken Pox
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2 months ago

Watch your step!

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Real trees provide all the oxygen-producing benefits of any tree while they are being grown, and can be disposed of by composting, so they are actually recommended over artificial trees.

But if you still can’t stand the thought of cutting one down as a decoration, and you're not prepared to maintain a potted tree, assembling a creative “tree” out of whatever you have lying around might be the solution you’re looking for. Try using things that you already have a lot of, and preferably that you can use again for their intended purpose after you disassemble the tree.

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I Made A Bacterial Christmas Tree In The Lab

I Made A Bacterial Christmas Tree In The Lab

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Cip IESAN
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1 month ago

It's called a Pe-tree dish!

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Someone Made A Pointe Shoe Christmas Tree In London Coliseum, English National Opera

Someone Made A Pointe Shoe Christmas Tree In London Coliseum, English National Opera

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Beautiful! Are they used and then washed? If they're new I hope they'll be, after the tree is put down, used to dance in them

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#9

Christmas Tree In The Supermarket

Christmas Tree In The Supermarket

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

It's beautiful.

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#10

This Farmer Made A Very Specific Christmas Tree

This Farmer Made A Very Specific Christmas Tree

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desert29rat
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2 months ago

Very nice!

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Claridge Hotel’s Christmas Tree Made Of 100 Umbrellas

Claridge Hotel’s Christmas Tree Made Of 100 Umbrellas

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desert29rat
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2 months ago

Beautiful.

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#12

This Tree That The Art Center Employees Put Up In My Home Town Put Up

This Tree That The Art Center Employees Put Up In My Home Town Put Up

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Berit-Bärbel Rebane
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2 months ago

Banksy!

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#13

Clothes Shop's Christmas Tree

Clothes Shop's Christmas Tree

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

I have no words for how much I love this!

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#14

I Work For A Gas Company. This Is Our Christmas Tree This Year

I Work For A Gas Company. This Is Our Christmas Tree This Year

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David Jeu
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2 months ago

Just need some candles 😅

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#15

Walked Into This At Work Today

Walked Into This At Work Today

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Kali Fugatte
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2 months ago

That could be auctioned for $120,000!

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The IT Guy Where I Work Set This Up As His Decorations For Christmas

The IT Guy Where I Work Set This Up As His Decorations For Christmas

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European other
Community Member
2 months ago

Like the idea !

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#17

I Work At A Whisky Distillery And We Couldn't Get A Tree, So We Improvised

I Work At A Whisky Distillery And We Couldn't Get A Tree, So We Improvised

We're an enterprising bunch here at Raasay Distillery. When the festive season approached and we didn't have a tree handy, we made do with the best materials to hand- Barrels! These are small ex-sherry casks that are no longer up to the task of holding scotch whisky.

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Kjorn
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2 months ago

wow! i love the view!

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#18

This Pizza Box Christmas Tree At A Local Pizza Shop

This Pizza Box Christmas Tree At A Local Pizza Shop

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MJ Jennings
Community Member
2 months ago

yes

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#19

This Christmas Tree Made Of Latex Gloves In My Laboratory

This Christmas Tree Made Of Latex Gloves In My Laboratory

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Tiny Dynamine
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2 months ago

Udderly amazing!

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I Made An It Christmas Tree Made Of Monitors

I Made An It Christmas Tree Made Of Monitors

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Goli Soda
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2 months ago

Creative!

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#21

This Canary Island's Supermarket Christmas Tree Is Bananas

This Canary Island's Supermarket Christmas Tree Is Bananas

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Well, at least this better than that $120,000 banana duct taped to a canvas, posing as art.

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#22

Encyclopedia Christmas Tree At My Local University

Encyclopedia Christmas Tree At My Local University

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Renee Gauthier
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2 months ago

I wondered what they did with those!

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#23

This Christmas Tree Made Of Bycicle Gears At My Local Bike Store

This Christmas Tree Made Of Bycicle Gears At My Local Bike Store

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MATTHEW WHITE
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2 months ago

that is mesmerizing in away

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#24

Oh Chemis-Tree Oh Chemis-Tree! How Lovely Are Your Branches

Oh Chemis-Tree Oh Chemis-Tree! How Lovely Are Your Branches

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Goli Soda
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2 months ago

It sure is getting a good reaction!

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#25

Vilnius Airport Employees Create A Christmas Tree Made Of Confiscated Items

Vilnius Airport Employees Create A Christmas Tree Made Of Confiscated Items

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Aunt Messy
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2 months ago

Who tries to carry a shovel through security?

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#26

I Was At My Local Hispanic Bakery And I Saw This Christmas Tree Made Entirely Of Conchas

I Was At My Local Hispanic Bakery And I Saw This Christmas Tree Made Entirely Of Conchas

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

It looks delicious!

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#27

I Wanted To Make The It Department More Cheerful, So I Made This "Tree" To Help Celebrate

I Wanted To Make The It Department More Cheerful, So I Made This "Tree" To Help Celebrate

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Donna Reynolds
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1 month ago

Nice use of cords.

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#28

Workers On One Of Yeovil's Busiest Roads Are Trying To Spread A Bit Of Festive Joy By Building Their Own Version Of A Christmas Tree

Workers On One Of Yeovil's Busiest Roads Are Trying To Spread A Bit Of Festive Joy By Building Their Own Version Of A Christmas Tree

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European other
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2 months ago

The joy of road cones. Most of us have been there after drunken nights out !

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#29

The Jager Christmas Tree We Built At My Bar

The Jager Christmas Tree We Built At My Bar

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Sue Prewitt
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2 months ago

Who has that much Jager? :)

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#30

Fractal Christmas Tree At Cambridge Maths Department

Fractal Christmas Tree At Cambridge Maths Department

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Väinö-Oskari Astala
Community Member
2 months ago

You can't see it, but the tree extends to the other side of world.

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