You could just go for a traditional Christmas tree this year. But if you're too creative, too cheap, too lazy, or too close to the equator for a real tree, there are plenty of creative DIY Christmas trees that will save you money and time or give you a unique way to go about your festive home decor.

From seemingly floating Christmas decorations to reusing old books and even incorporating some funny puns, the DIY projects here are endless. On the other hand, why cut a perfectly good tree and then throw it away after all the festivities, when you can make your own. No harm done and bonus points for creativity!

There are plenty of brilliant Christmas DIY ideas out there, so if you've got one you'd like to share or that you've made yourself, we'd love to see it added to this list. You can also upvote your favorite idea and give it a try!

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The Floating Christmas Tree

The Floating Christmas Tree

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ElspethRose 5 years ago

I'm just imagining how angry i'd be if someone knocked it! Unknotting Christmas lights is one thing, but this.... Looks pretty though!

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#2

Christmas Tree Dress - Karen Elizabeth Bridal Window Display

Christmas Tree Dress - Karen Elizabeth Bridal Window Display

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MakenzieSheriff 5 years ago

I would wear it!

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Stacked Books Christmas Tree

Stacked Books Christmas Tree

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ElenaNetea 5 years ago

One of the most tasteful alternative Christmas trees...

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#4

Christmas Tree Made From Branches

Christmas Tree Made From Branches

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EdWhite 5 years ago

It looks like a dead tree.

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#5

Christmas Tree In A Hospital

Christmas Tree In A Hospital

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LidiaHisakoFukasawa 5 years ago

I loved it!

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#6

Portal Christmas Tree

Portal Christmas Tree

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llbuccola 5 years ago

Am I the only person who thinks the bottom should be on the roof and the top should be on the floor?

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#7

Christmas Tree Drawn On A Blackboard

Christmas Tree Drawn On A Blackboard

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JanetReed 5 years ago

Very beautiful - down to the artist though........

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Dollies Christmas Trees

Dollies Christmas Trees

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JanetReed 5 years ago

I think it's called "doilies," not "dollies," but a cute idea......

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#9

Chemistry Teacher's Christmas Tree

Chemistry Teacher's Christmas Tree

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HannahHand 5 years ago

I absolutely love this.

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#10

Newspaper Christmas Tree

Newspaper Christmas Tree

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JanetReed 5 years ago

Keep the candles away from this tree!

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#11

Cardboard Christmas Tree

Cardboard Christmas Tree

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LindaHolmgren 5 years ago

Love this!!!

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The "I'm Broke Or I'm Lazy" Christmas Tree

The "I'm Broke Or I'm Lazy" Christmas Tree

The "I'm Broke Or I'm Lazy" Christmas Tree

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JanetReed 5 years ago

Excellent!

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#13

Spinning Christmas Tree

Spinning Christmas Tree

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StephGiles 5 years ago

Where is the Doctor when you need him? RUN!!!!

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#14

Pac Man Christmas Tree

Pac Man Christmas Tree

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pandaes 5 years ago

uoooooooooo,loving it!!!!!

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#15

King Kong Tree Topper

King Kong Tree Topper

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llbuccola 5 years ago

Needs more planes... Operated by reindeer.

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#16

Wooden Boards Christmas Tree

Wooden Boards Christmas Tree

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TimDevos 5 years ago

Very Ikea...

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#17

Xmas Tree From Branches

Xmas Tree From Branches

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Karin Gibson 5 years ago

Cute and very do-able

#18

Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree

Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree

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SarahBonas 5 years ago

hope they don't have a cat, it would be gone in seconds

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#19

Last Year's Beer = This Year's Christmas Tree

Last Year's Beer = This Year's Christmas Tree

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idahoop 5 years ago

Cheers mate

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#20

Wall Art Christmas Tree

Wall Art Christmas Tree

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ElenaNetea 5 years ago

Hats off!

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#21

Oak Christmas Tree

Oak Christmas Tree

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SmileyRie 5 years ago

The Christmas tree for fidgeters & those with OCD

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#22

The Compromise Tree For Jewish And Christian Roommates

The Compromise Tree For Jewish And Christian Roommates

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SarahofBorg 5 years ago

It's a Hannuka bush!

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#23

Broccoli Christmas Tree

Broccoli Christmas Tree

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HelenSidwick 5 years ago

Good reason not to eat then I suppose!!!

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#24

Cartoon Christmas Tree

Cartoon Christmas Tree

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KarinGibson 5 years ago

absolutely lovely

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#25

Stacked Books Christmas Tree

Stacked Books Christmas Tree

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Old Paper Christmas Tree

Old Paper Christmas Tree

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Susan Lyric Chaalis-Watson 3 years ago

J'ADORE this !

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#27

Pencil Tree

Pencil Tree

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Queenie's Laundry Christmas Tree

Queenie's Laundry Christmas Tree

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SmileyRie 5 years ago

Good excuse for not doing the washing

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#29

Christmas Tree From Used Egg Boxes

Christmas Tree From Used Egg Boxes

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KellyDragonfly 5 years ago

The ornaments are coffee creamers!

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#30

The Mad Scientist Christmas Tree

The Mad Scientist Christmas Tree

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EdWhite 5 years ago

Another chemis-tree

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#31

Cork Tree

Cork Tree

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ShellyGaudet-Fultz 5 years ago

I could make a forest :)

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Wrapping Paper Xmas Tree.

Wrapping Paper Xmas Tree.

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DebLysonski 5 years ago

It's like it's floating

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#33

Hanging Branches Christmas Tree

Hanging Branches Christmas Tree

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#34

Tree Made By Putting Reusable Picture Hooks On A Wall .

Tree Made By Putting Reusable Picture Hooks On A Wall .

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Helen Sidwick 5 years ago

Bless! Quite practical too :D

#35

Cat-Safe 2d Christmas Tree

Cat-Safe 2d Christmas Tree

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AnnikaYrjölä 5 years ago

The cat is obviously laughing at the idea of that tree being cat-safe.

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#36

Lego Christmas Tree By Anthony

Lego Christmas Tree By Anthony

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#37

Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree.

Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree.

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#38

Origami Christmas Tree

Origami Christmas Tree

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Helen Sidwick 5 years ago

Fab

#39

Poznań, Christmas Tree Made From Pet Bottles

Poznań, Christmas Tree Made From Pet Bottles

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#40

The Upside Down Christmas Tree

The Upside Down Christmas Tree

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AnnaHann 5 years ago

kinda looks like a twister

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#41

Groot Christmas Tree

Groot Christmas Tree

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Book Tree

Book Tree

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#43

Truck Tires Xmas Tree

Truck Tires Xmas Tree

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DebLysonski 5 years ago

The garland part should be chains

#44

Painted Playroom Tree (because A Flood Got Our Other Tree) Painted By 10 Year Old Son

Painted Playroom Tree (because A Flood Got Our Other Tree) Painted By 10 Year Old Son

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#45

Minecraft-Inspired Christmas Tree

Minecraft-Inspired Christmas Tree

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#46

Christmas Tree Made Of Trash

Christmas Tree Made Of Trash

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Snow Man Christmas Tree

Snow Man Christmas Tree

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MireilleBoucher 5 years ago

Nice Xmas tree

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Corrugator Side-trim-waste Christmas Tree :)

Corrugator Side-trim-waste Christmas Tree :)

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#49

Chalk Wall & Chocolate Coins Christmas Tree

Chalk Wall & Chocolate Coins Christmas Tree

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BeverleyjanetMadege 5 years ago

Aren't we clever!

#50

T-rex Christmas Tree

T-rex Christmas Tree

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ChristieKilley 5 years ago

What the- ?!?!

#51

Candy Christmas Tree

Candy Christmas Tree

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UtkaReper 5 years ago

It would stand there for like.. 15 min.

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#52

Wooden Christmas Tree

Wooden Christmas Tree

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Gabrielle O. Thorndyke 4 years ago

minimalist. I like it.

#53

Post It Christmas Tree

Post It Christmas Tree

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Deb Lysonski 5 years ago

Silly

#54

Recycled Plastic 38 School Collaborative Tree, Busch Gardens Tampa

Recycled Plastic 38 School Collaborative Tree, Busch Gardens Tampa

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Mentally Unwell Christmas Tree

Mentally Unwell Christmas Tree

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Scientific Christmas Tree

Scientific Christmas Tree

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Mokshaguru Saravanan 2 years ago

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Paper Xmas Tree

Paper Xmas Tree

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#58

Magic The Gathering Card Game Christmas Tree

Magic The Gathering Card Game Christmas Tree

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#59

Christmas Tree With An Angel Topper

Christmas Tree With An Angel Topper

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Cosmic Smith 5 years ago

That's hilarious.

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Rock My Christmas m/

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DonnaGaffkeSeegert 5 years ago

Dan Bartelt. You'll love this.

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Walnuts & Anise Tree

Walnuts & Anise Tree

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#62

Tissue Roll Christmas Tree

Tissue Roll Christmas Tree

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#63

Pancho's And Rosita's Christmas

Pancho's And Rosita's Christmas

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Pillow Christmas Tree

Pillow Christmas Tree

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"grinch Inspired" Upside Down Christmas Tree

"grinch Inspired" Upside Down Christmas Tree

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Albero Di Natale 2d Con Palline Sezionate

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My Invisible Tree

My Invisible Tree

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Tripod Christmas Tree

Tripod Christmas Tree

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St. Andrews Tap House Tree

St. Andrews Tap House Tree

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My Design Architecnature Christmas Tree By Karen Van De Kerkhove

My Design Architecnature Christmas Tree By Karen Van De Kerkhove

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AnnaliesSnijder 5 years ago

Prachtig duurzame design kerstboom.

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Uv Christmas Tree

Uv Christmas Tree

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Climber's Christmas Tree

Climber's Christmas Tree

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Tissue Paper Christmas Tree

Tissue Paper Christmas Tree

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Architecnature Design Christmas Tree By Karen Van De Kerkhove

Architecnature Design Christmas Tree By Karen Van De Kerkhove

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#75

Strawberry Baskets Christmas Tree

Strawberry Baskets Christmas Tree

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Beach Christmas Tree

Beach Christmas Tree

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#77

Magazine Christmas Tree!!

Magazine Christmas Tree!!

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#78

Tree Branch Christmas Tree

Tree Branch Christmas Tree

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Texas Long Horn Christmas Tree

Texas Long Horn Christmas Tree

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Christmas Tree Made With Magazines

Christmas Tree Made With Magazines

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Environmentally Friendly Christmas Tree (planted After Christmas)

Environmentally Friendly Christmas Tree (planted After Christmas)

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Hangers Christmas Tree

Hangers Christmas Tree

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#83

Home-made Christmas Tree From A Coconut Branch, Decorated With Handmade Ornaments From Recycled

Home-made Christmas Tree From A Coconut Branch, Decorated With Handmade Ornaments From Recycled

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#84

Recycled Holiday Ads Turned Christmas Tree

Recycled Holiday Ads Turned Christmas Tree

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Snowman Tree

Snowman Tree

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Washi Tape Xmas Trees

Washi Tape Xmas Trees

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Wooden Planks Christmas Tree

Wooden Planks Christmas Tree