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 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Made Our Own Christmas Tree Where We Are Deployed

Made Our Own Christmas Tree Where We Are Deployed

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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My Lab Has A New Christmas Tree

My Lab Has A New Christmas 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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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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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
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Christmas Tree In The Supermarket

Christmas Tree In The Supermarket

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This Farmer Made A Very Specific Christmas Tree

This Farmer Made A Very Specific Christmas Tree

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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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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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Clothes Shop's Christmas Tree

Clothes Shop's Christmas Tree

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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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Walked Into This At Work Today

Walked Into This At Work Today

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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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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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This Pizza Box Christmas Tree At A Local Pizza Shop

This Pizza Box Christmas Tree At A Local Pizza Shop

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This Christmas Tree Made Of Latex Gloves In My Laboratory

This Christmas Tree Made Of Latex Gloves In My Laboratory

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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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Sam T Godfrey
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All of our trees will look like that one day. With a decoration App.

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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 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Encyclopedia Christmas Tree At My Local University

Encyclopedia Christmas Tree At My Local University

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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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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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Berdarien Brown
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this tree, it just has a certain element to it.

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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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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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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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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 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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The Jager Christmas Tree We Built At My Bar

The Jager Christmas Tree We Built At My Bar

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Fractal Christmas Tree At Cambridge Maths Department

Fractal Christmas Tree At Cambridge Maths Department

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Väinö-Oskari Astala
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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