It’s less than a month till Christmas, so it’s about time to start thinking about Christmas crafts and decorating for the holidays. I’m not sure what I’m going to do this year – with two puppies running around the house, I’m thinking a Christmas tree covered in breakable decorations is just a great big accident waiting to happen. Not to mention that a tree skirt could easily be mistaken for a pee pad.
And I definitely can’t put up the usual tree in the dining room, because that’s the puppy playroom at the moment. Sooooooo… what to do, what to do, what to do… well, this might be a good year to try something different with our Christmas tree. Something small and safe from curious little dog noses and mouths and paws…
1. Love these pretty seashell trees. Glue a Styrofoam cone onto a wood base and go to town with a hot glue gun sticking on seashells. Pinterest
2. Simple & pretty tree made from pieces of driftwood. Basic Label*Sweden
3. Stack a bunch of starfish from biggest on the bottom to smallest on the top. Handmadeology
Love these next ideas for creating a Christmas tree on a wall. You could create any of these trees on sheet of painted plywood or a mirror and lean it up against the wall. And then you can re-use it every year.
4. Adorable pom pom tree and cute bunny :-) Pinterest
5. Draw a tree on a piece of kraft paper or a piece of plywood painted with chalk paint and attach ornaments to the “branches”. Style Me Pretty
6. Post-It notes could be replaced with squares of pretty paper or old Christmas cards. Livingetc
7. Zigzag Christmas lights in the shape of a tree .rework not waste.
8. Cut out circles of felt and use straight pins to attach them to a Styrofoam cone. Bliss Bloom Blog
9. Pearl beads nestled inside loops of grosgrain ribbon (Kanzashi). Designs in Bloom (Etsy)
10. The People`s Tree. Festivetree
11. Create a Christmas tree by attaching pieces of wood together. MarzaShop (Etsy)
12. Cut wood dowels into various lengths, paint them white, and stack them together. Pinterest
13. If you’re handy with a jigsaw, cut out a tree shape out a piece of plywood, paint it white, and attach rope lighting onto the back to make your own backlit tree. Habitat.
14. Hammer together pieces of wood and drape some lights over it. Basic Label*Sweden
Small versions of a big Christmas tree can go on a table, a window sill, or in a safe corner on the floor.
A Christmas tree can be anything you want – these are just a few examples of Christmas trees that aren’t really trees.
20. Birch branches, pinecones, balls, and ribbon dressed up with white lights. Simple & pretty! Inspirations of Old
21. Glam brooch tree – a pretty piece of Christmas art. Pinterest
22. A simple branch with a few little ornaments tucked inside a glass dome. La Maisonn d’Anna G.
Are you putting up an unusual or creative tree this year?