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!

#1

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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10 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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10 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
Community Member
10 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.)

#4

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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10 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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10 months ago

Its a chemis-tree

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#6

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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10 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.

#7

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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10 months ago

It's called a Pe-tree dish!

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#8

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
10 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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10 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
Community Member
10 months ago

Very nice!

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#11

Claridge Hotel’s Christmas Tree Made Of 100 Umbrellas

Claridge Hotel’s Christmas Tree Made Of 100 Umbrellas

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desert29rat
Community Member
10 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
Community Member
10 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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10 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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10 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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10 months ago

That could be auctioned for $120,000!

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#16

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
10 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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10 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
10 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
Community Member
10 months ago

Udderly amazing!

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#20

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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10 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
Community Member
10 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
Community Member
10 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
Community Member
10 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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10 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
Community Member
10 months ago

Who tries to carry a shovel through security?

Azaanel
Community Member
10 months ago

4-years-old 's backpack is always full of treasures.

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Tom Kumke
Community Member
10 months ago

How are there this many people still thinking they can bring scissors on an airplane?

Mykah Wooden
Community Member
10 months ago

Are we just going to act like that knife at the bottom of the tree doesn't have blood on it?

Emilie Croteau
Community Member
10 months ago

Right?? How is it not evidence in a police investigation?

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Analyn Lahr
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10 months ago

A lot of people try to travel with the same color scissors.

Trish McNally Meadows
Community Member
10 months ago

They spray painted them green for the tree

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Reagan James
Community Member
10 months ago

Never knew so many people would bring scissors into an airport!

Ivy van Berlekom
Community Member
10 months ago

I hope they placed this tree b e f o r e the security!;)

Gingergirl
Community Member
10 months ago

So many scissors!

Amazon QT
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

What is someone gonna do with a used shotgun shell or the .50 cal machine gun cartridge!!

We are the fandom trash
Community Member
10 months ago

Once I was at an airport and asked one of the security guys what was the weirdest thing someone had tried to sneak in. I don't know what I was expecting... but he told me with a straight face that someone tried to sneak in a LIVE RABBIT ONTO A PLANE. Don't worry, the rabbit was fine. Just think for a minute here. Someone had to grab a rabbit, shove that little hecker into the suitcase, bring it in a car (and probably a shuttle) and stay in the airport for at least 30 minutes before getting caught. I wonder what the protocol is for that kind of situation.

mermaidgirl960
Community Member
9 months ago

Yeah, my sister is going back to New York after winter break and she has to bring a beta fish on a plane... I don't know how that's going to end...

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Giacomo Medici
Community Member
10 months ago

not amused.. reminds me of all the harmless liquids and food unnecessarily confiscated by airport security over the years..

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
10 months ago

Sharp!

Haylie Wilson-Sessions
Community Member
2 months ago

Did someone try to smuggle 300 scissors or all these just painted? Lol

Sierra Hampton
Community Member
9 months ago

so many scissors!

Julie Evans
Community Member
9 months ago

Freddie Krueger’s personal favorite!

Seth Lutz
Community Member
9 months ago

that gun =😠

Unknown101
Community Member
9 months ago

So many scissors

Alex Noott
Community Member
9 months ago

@Aunt Messy, I never even noticed that BRIGHT PINK shovel, as I was too busy looking at all those GREEN scissors!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

TRina Lockary
Community Member
9 months ago

I think they painted the handles

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Patricia Honek Bonin
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9 months ago

Hope they placed this away from passengers

JustSomeKid
Community Member
9 months ago

why are there so many scissors?

Restless
Community Member
9 months ago

So everyone who had scissors confiscated had the same colour? BS!

TRina Lockary
Community Member
9 months ago

They are painted, you can see how some are a bit splotchy

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Ella Lanzetta-Houston
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9 months ago

scissors?

Sylvia Faust
Community Member
9 months ago

A lighter will also be confiscicated?

Kristian Lumiere
Community Member
10 months ago

I'd love that shovel myself hahahaha

Jennifer Brekke
Community Member
10 months ago

Mis-read that as "Villainous". Pic cracked me up!

Viv Hart
Community Member
10 months ago

All those scissors!

Annette Christopherson
Community Member
10 months ago

Tons of scissors and a bloody knife. Scary.

Denise Whitney
Community Member
10 months ago

The TSA allows scissors with up to a 4 inch blade, so technically all these are okay to go through security.

Gregory Priest
Community Member
10 months ago

WHERE are my fingernail clippers they took? I never realized they were such vicious weapons!

Gregory Priest
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10 months ago

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Janelle Collard
Community Member
10 months ago

Notice how it's mostly scissors?

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
10 months ago

Very good, I wondered what is done with all items confiscated !!!

Amy Tarleton
Community Member
10 months ago

No one's going to mention that all the items are way to large to be real!? Plus, they wouldn't display a tree or real weapons in an airport. I think it's more of the idea of it...

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
10 months ago

A knife I can see, but how much damage can you do with a potato peeler?

Karen Klinck
Community Member
10 months ago

You'd be surprised. Those things are *sharp*. My question is more --*Why?*

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patricia matthews
Community Member
10 months ago

So many scissors!

Gina Fawkes
Community Member
10 months ago

What the heck are those things on top? Letter openers? Cake cutters? Palm shivs?

Amazon QT
Community Member
10 months ago

They are woodworker tools!

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Mairlady
Community Member
10 months ago

Next time I take a flight, I will always (now) remember not to take scissors.

HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
10 months ago

Pfft a kitchen knife? So freakin’ obvious!

Jay Borden
Community Member
10 months ago

I really hope they put this before the security check-point.

MJ Jennings
Community Member
10 months ago

this makes me sad

Janet Mann
Community Member
10 months ago

Was there a sale on green scissors somewhere?

Michal Fiala
Community Member
10 months ago

SO, everyone just brings green ONLY scizzors to airport with them?

Lilli
Community Member
10 months ago

they repainted them to make the tree

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Carol O'Brien
Community Member
10 months ago

Was there a sale on blue handled scissors??? 🤣

Kristine Phillips
Community Member
10 months ago

I think they were dyed after they took them.

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European other
Community Member
10 months ago

How come all the scissors are a similar colour ?!

Daria B
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10 months ago

Repainted for the occasion.

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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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10 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
Community Member
10 months 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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10 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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10 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
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10 months ago

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

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