Trees for the NonTraditionalist

by laura.johnson

Here are some of my favorite non-traditional Christmas trees.

Cardboard Cut Out: Featured in this year’s West Elm catalog. I love the whimsical nature of this dandy and the fact that at the end of the season you can just toss it in the recycle bin! Ya Hoo!

Painter’s Tape Portrait: I’m having trouble finding the true creator of this tree but rumor has it, this was from West Elm’s catalog last year. So simple, so fun. Or the try the lighted version that was featured in the now defunct Domino

Pretty Found Objects: One year I’d love to recreated this beautiful work of art done by Jane from All the Luck in the World.

All Strung Up: This is one of my faves featured on Apartment Therapy. This was a major contender for our ‘tree’ this year but I couldn’t bring my self to do this to our old plaster walls. Maybe next year…

Wall decals: Etsy is a virtual Christmas tree farm full of great wall decals for those high in holiday spirit, but lacking in floor space.  These are from Metro Retro Designs & LoveMaeStore.

What does your tree look like this year? Are you a sentimentalist and every ornament comes with a memory? Or do you have a purely a color coded conifer? Does anyone have His’ and Her’s Christmas trees? That’s a story I want to hear!

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  1. great pics! I was thinking about doing something non-traditional, so far: considering aspen branches, gathered in a bunch, and spray-painted in silver! but aspen are gorgeous on their own. Hmmm. I do like the painters tape. It looks like maybe the artist trimmed the edges slightly so it has more of an organic feel at the edges.

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