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

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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Stacked Books Christmas Tree

Stacked Books Christmas Tree

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

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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Portal Christmas Tree

Portal Christmas Tree

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

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

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

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Dollies Christmas Trees

Dollies Christmas Trees

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

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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Newspaper Christmas Tree

Newspaper Christmas Tree

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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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Spinning Christmas Tree

Spinning Christmas Tree

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Pac Man Christmas Tree

Pac Man Christmas Tree

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King Kong Tree Topper

King Kong Tree Topper

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

Needs more planes... Operated by reindeer.

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#16

Wooden Boards Christmas Tree

Wooden Boards Christmas Tree

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Xmas Tree From Branches

Xmas Tree From Branches

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Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree

Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree

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

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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Oak Christmas Tree

Oak Christmas Tree

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

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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Broccoli Christmas Tree

Broccoli Christmas Tree

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Cartoon Christmas Tree

Cartoon Christmas Tree

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Stacked Books Christmas Tree

Stacked Books Christmas Tree

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Queenie's Laundry Christmas Tree

Queenie's Laundry Christmas Tree

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#29

Christmas Tree From Used Egg Boxes

Christmas Tree From Used Egg Boxes

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The Mad Scientist Christmas Tree

The Mad Scientist Christmas Tree

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Cork Tree

Cork Tree

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Wrapping Paper Xmas Tree.

Wrapping Paper Xmas Tree.

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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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#35

Cat-Safe 2d Christmas Tree

Cat-Safe 2d Christmas Tree

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

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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#39

Poznań, Christmas Tree Made From Pet Bottles

Poznań, Christmas Tree Made From Pet Bottles

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The Upside Down Christmas Tree

The Upside Down Christmas Tree

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

The garland part should be chains

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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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Minecraft-Inspired Christmas Tree

Minecraft-Inspired Christmas Tree

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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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Corrugator Side-trim-waste Christmas Tree :)

Corrugator Side-trim-waste Christmas Tree :)

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Chalk Wall & Chocolate Coins Christmas Tree

Chalk Wall & Chocolate Coins Christmas Tree

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T-rex Christmas Tree

T-rex Christmas Tree

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Candy Christmas Tree

Candy Christmas Tree

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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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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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Christmas Tree With An Angel Topper

Christmas Tree With An Angel Topper

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Rock My Christmas m/

Rock My Christmas m/

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Walnuts & Anise Tree

Walnuts & Anise Tree

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Tissue Roll Christmas Tree

Tissue Roll Christmas Tree

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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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