We’re T minus five days to Christmas, and for the procrastinators among us, it’s go time. With limited hours to go out and bring home a live tree, festoon it with lights and amass enough ornaments, tinsel and garland to make it look respectable, let’s be real: it’s time to get creative. Today, we’ve pulled together a roundup of ten alternative Christmas trees that, more often than not, make great use of post-consumer products, giving cardboard, catalogs and scrap wood a new lease on life, at least for a season or so. While they may not be traditional or grand, they’re still in line with the sentiment of the holidays; that there are joys in life to be celebrated, commemorated and thankful for. So enjoy this visual journey through the quirky side of last-minute holiday fixes. We think Santa’s elves would approve.
Curled birch Christmas tree found at Unison Home.