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Check out these 40 ideas for Christmas tree decorations and get in the holiday spirit.

1. Floral Christmas

1. Floral Christmas
Sugar Bee Crafts

Sugar Bee Crafts blogger Mandy Beyeler went away from traditional looks to create a floral design for her Christmas tree.

The spiral garland layout of the faux flowers keeps your eye moving without getting districted by loads of ornaments.

Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Bee Crafts

2. The Grinch That Didn't Steal Christmas

2. The Grinch That Didn't Steal Christmas
GiGiBelle Boutique

It’s OK to have a detached sense of humour when it comes to decorating the tree.

This grinch didn’t get away but makes for a memorable Christmas tree.

Courtesy of GiGiBelle Boutique.

3. Advent Treasure Hunt

3. Advent Treasure Hunt
Family Handyman

Children will love this treasure hunt idea for Advent.

For each day, write a clue to the location of a treat, roll the paper into a scroll and tie it with a ribbon, leaving one end long.

Put the scroll into a clear shatterproof ball ornament and glue the long end inside the ornament top, making the scroll hang inside.

Number the balls with stickers and cover the tops of the ornaments with ribbon.

Check out these 40 ideas for Christmas tree decorations and get in the holiday spirit.

4. Up a Wall

4. Up a Wall
Family Handyman

Have a sofa-size painting or other large wall accent?

For the holidays, remove it and use that wall space to hang small picture frames in the shape of a Christmas tree.

You’ll create a heartwarming family tree of memories to enjoy all season long.

5. Pallet Christmas Tree

5. Pallet Christmas Tree
Deja Vue Designs

Take a break from the classic pallet Christmas tree by adding a little shine to your design.

Drill holes in your pallet boards to fit twinkling Christmas lights, for authentic holiday style that would look great displayed on your porch or propped on your mantel.

Project via Hometalker Tammy from Deja Vue Designs.

6. Craft Project Tree

6. Craft Project Tree
Garden Rant

Kids can help create these alternative christmas trees with simple craft supplies such as sticks, pipe cleaners and glue.

And when finished, hang some of your favourite little ornaments from the “branches.”

Photo: Courtesy of Garden Rant.

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Check out these 40 ideas for Christmas tree decorations and get in the holiday spirit.

7. Reclaimed Wood Tree

7. Reclaimed Wood Tree
Her Tool Belt

Pinterest has lots of ideas for using reclaimed wood to build alternative Christmas trees.

And once completed, add some paint or stain and wrap a strand of lights around the finished project.

Courtesy of Her Tool Belt.

8. Decorated Branch Tree

8. Decorated Branch Tree
Courtesy of Neilsamwhite

Christmas decorating doesn’t get much easier than this.

Go outside and find a branch (or you could purchase a plastic one from a craft store), place it in a vase or pot, or hang it from the ceiling or a chandelier and decorate it with your favorite ornaments.

This would work great as a centerpiece or atop a living room table.

9. Ladder Tree

9. Ladder Tree
Courtesy of Emmen Center

An eye-catching ladder tree spotted on Pinterest may not save any space, but it is certainly a new take on a traditional Christmas tree.

Try decorating with sparkly ornaments, some strands of lights and a star or angel on top.

Courtesy of Emmen Center.

Check out these 40 ideas for Christmas tree decorations and get in the holiday spirit.

10. Plywood Tree

10. Plywood Tree
Courtesy of Bombus

This tree is made from sheets of birch plywood with stars cut out for modern Christmas tree alternatives.

Search for “plywood Christmas tree patterns” online for dozens of additional options.

And a scroll saw works best for cutting the large pieces of plywood for a tree this size.

Courtesy of Bombus.

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