Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas without a tree. But if you don't have a space in living room, or if you'd just rather avoid the mess of ten thousand pine needles on December 26, we have some ideas for alternative, out-of-the-box Christmas trees. First up, suspend a horizontal tree over your Christmas table and hang classic ornaments from it, like the stylists at have done here.
This inventive washi tape tree. Using gold washi tape (or any colour of your choice), tape flowers to a wall in the shape of a tree.
This Christmas tree tastes as good as it looks. Using a simple shortbread recipe, cut the biscuit dough into stars and affix to the wall in a tree shape. The best part? You'll actually look forward to cleaning this tree up!
Photographer: China SquirrelStylist: China Squirrel
5. Wall decals – like this one from – are a simple, removable solution to clearing out your decorations after Christmas passes. Use small hooks that feature an adhesive strip, and hang baubles and stockings off your wall.
A pot plant may be a Christmas tree's low-maintenance cousin: demure, well-kept and a tidier guest in your home. If you don't have a lot of space to work with, this is a genius solution.
Photographer: Dan Duchars
Presenting our favourite alternate tree - made of presents! Stack gift boxes of varying shapes and sizes on top of each other for a gorgeous display. With thanks to
Metal "Elden" Christmas trees from are stylish, space-saving and great for hanging lights and ornaments. Wrap them in gum leaves and tiny copper fairy lights for an Aussie touch.
You don't have to go for a traditional fir tree. We love this sparse alternative – all the better for hanging decorations and candles. Via
Is it jenga, or is it a Christmas tree? This eco-friendly tree is from , a company that supplies trees made from sustainable and surplus wood.
Photographer: Guy BaileyStylist: Anna Delprat
You probably already have a stack of Christmas cards, so why not upcycle them and build this year's tree from the words others have given to you? Use Blu-Tack to stick the cards to the wall, and watch your tree grow (literally).
Everyone knows fairy lights are the best part of a Christmas tree - so why not go all-fairy light with your tree? We love this idea from
From our friends at comes this hanging felt tree. The best part? You can make it once and use it for years to come.