Christmas trees and recycling can meet under one roof! This cardboard Christmas tree is the perfect example. All you need is a corrugated cardboard box (used in packaging large appliances or furniture), a ruler, X-acto knife, and some white paint!
Whether your home is space-challenged, or if you don’t like the idea of a plastic tree standing in the corner of your Eco-friendly home, then it’s probably time to explore new and alternative Christmas tree ideas for your home.
Corrugated cardboard is a great material to work with to create this minimalist Christmas tree. I personally like it’s earthy tone, and the fact I can add an instant ginger-bread/snow-mountain effect to it by adding a layer of white paint to its top. You can also go more creative by adding white dots to the edges of the tree, and maybe some gold foil dots splashed across its center.
To decorate this kind of tree all you need is cute little clothespins and light-weight ornaments. In the picture above you can see an old light bulb that I have turned into a Christmas ornament, by adding some twine and ribbon and embellishing it with gold and white using permanent felt-tip markers.
Needless to say, the inspiration to make this tree came from Pinterest. I have a board called Celebrate | Xmas, where I gather inspiration for the perfect minimalist Christmas.
Here are a few of our favorite unconventional, DIY, minimalist, space-saving, and contemporary Christmas trees (please check end of post for image credits).
Peg dolls Winter Wonderland
Pictures 1, 2, 3, and 4 | By Yaansoon, Peg dolls Winter Wonderland | By Mr. Printables, DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Set | By Curbly, Minimalist wooden Christmas Tree | By Varpunen, Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Trees | By A Cup of Thuy