I received an email from a woman that was depressed that she couldn’t afford a $100 for a Christmas tree at the local tree lot. I remember seeing a number of creative Christmas trees that people had made using only the stuff they happened to have and did a search to give some examples to her. After sending them off, I thought it would also be worthwhile sharing them here in the blog. You don’t need to buy a “typical” Christmas tree to get into the Christmas spirit. Here are 10 Christmasmas trees that aren’t typical, but certainly a lot of fun and show how a bit of creativity can brighten up the holidays no matter where you may be:
Chair Leg Christmas Tree: This 1946 photo of a Christmas tree made out of chair legs goes to show that creative use of what is around has been going on for a long time.
Christmas Tree In Space: While this Christmas tree might not seem much to look at on first glance, consider it was made out of cans by the SkyLab crew on outer-space, it certainly deserves to be in the list.
Chemistry Lab Christmas Tree: Give credit to these students who were able to brighten up their chemistry lab by fashioning the lab equipment into a Christmas tree and giving it color by filling the beakers with colored liquid.
Wine Bottle Christmas Tree: Hey, if you drink a lot of wine and have bottles all over the place, why not build a huge wine bottle Christmas tree in your front yard?
Mountain Dew Can Christmas Tree: Before you recycle (and while on a major caffeine high after drinking so much Mt Dew), build yourself a Mt Dew Christmas tree. Photos will even help you figure out how to build your own.
Beer Keg Christmas Tree: What do you do with all those beer kegs from the pre-Christmas parties? Easy, build a Christmas tree with them.
Everyday Stuff Christmas Tree: Even if you think you don’t have anything around the house to build a Christmas tree, this one shows that it is still possible.
Plywood Christmas Tree: No money for a Christmas tree? build one out of plywood, paint it and you are set for this year and every year in the future.
South Pole Christmas Tree: No reason to let minor details like freezing weather and no trees keep you from building a Christmas tree as those living in the South pole did.
Ladder Christmas Tree: This tree gets the number one prize because it uses everyday stuff that anyone who owns a house would already have meaning the cost would be close to nothing, can be created by practically anyone, can be finished in little time and without a lot of effort and looks great.
Doughnut Christmas Tree: Who wouldn’t love a doughnut Christmas tree?
Camouflage Christmas Tree: (emailed without link – if this is yours, let me know and I will link to your site). While the desert may not be hospitable to Christmas trees, a little creativity and camouflage netting can do the trick.
Upside Down Christmas Tree: Not really a do-it-yourself tree, but worth an honorable mention for nailing it to the ceiling.