Sunday, October 18, 2015

Extraordinary Christmas Tree Inspiration

Just a little FYI.  I got the inspiration pictures below from BHG website for their magazine feature on different trees.  They did not have link backs to sources or I would have listed them.  Some of the trees have been watermarked so at least that was good to know which blogger they came from.





I know, I know we have not even gotten through Halloween yet but my decor fun starts with planning out my Christmas Decor.

So today I thought I would post about some Extraordinary Christmas Trees and traditional tree alternatives I found on Pinterest.

If you cannot wrap your head around Christmas decor just yet than it is totally ok to move away quickly from this post!!!!!!!!

Those of you that are starting to think about your holiday decor ideas, please enjoy!

Just a fun alternative to a traditional Christmas Tree.

How about a ladder alternative Christmas Tree.

Creative and Fun

Very simple and different from traditional.

Old green boxes, books, and containers up against a mirror for the illusion of a tree.

Sweet and pretty.

Vintage ornaments shaped into a tree on the wall.

How cute is this tree made to look like a snowman.

Another super cute snowman Christmas tree.  Love the skates for his feet.
Repurposed wood made into a tree.

Book Tree with vintage light bulbs.

Very unique satin pillow tree.

Unique gift box tree.

Is this not super cute and fun.  Love the tutu on the Boston.

How about a sheet with a picture of a tree hung.

Drift wood and shells made into a cute tree to see her post on this please visit here.

Book pages piled into a tree shape in this flower pot.

Nordic version of a Christmas tree.

Sparkles and shinny new with old.

Pretty tulle tree.  Love the vintage silver serving tray this is in.

Old pieces of wood.

Another unique way to make books into a Christmas tree.

Loved this using wine bottles for a tree.



For those of you that stuck around to see all the fun alternatives and extraordinary tree inspiration today in my post, hope you enjoyed the sampling.

I will have a post up soon on different and unique Christmas Tree bases.  I will also show you some of my past Christmas trees and what unique bases I used for them.


Have a wonderful start to the new week ahead.
Kris
:)

59 comments:

  1. Cute! I really like the ones with books (that reflective one in the mirror - how clever!). Of course, the tutu one caught my eye, and how easy would hanging a picture of a tree be???
    Oy, I'm getting in the mood.....fall seems so fleeting to me, but Christmas, other than the work involved in getting there, just seems to light up great memories of growing up. I like rekindling those memories for my own family.
    Have a great day, Kris.

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  2. Kris, I love unusual trees. Shows that anyone can truly have a tree...no matter the size of your home or budget. My husband turned the heat on yesterday. Bummer....I am not ready for old man winter's frosty face. LOL. Hope we all are going to have warmer weather this coming week. I want autumn to last well into the end of November. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  3. WOW! Those are some very clever ideas for Christmas trees!

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  4. I pinned a couple of these that I will try this year! ;P LOVELY and *fun* inspirations, Kris.

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  5. Some of my all time faves and a lot that I've never seen before too! Great round-up Kris!

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  6. Some of my all time faves and a lot that I've never seen before too! Great round-up Kris!

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  7. I love the sheet! I'm getting kind of lazy lately. That just might be my next step. ;)

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  8. I can't wrap my head around Christmas yet, but these were some very creative trees!

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  9. Oh Kris - we think alike - I have a Christmas decor post coming up LOL -
    I'm already planning out what I want to do also !
    Beautiful inspiration - thanks for sharing !
    xox

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  10. Kris,
    Oh I am thinking about Christmas, since I will decorating the shop for the holidays Nov.1. Making some driftwood trees to sell this year.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Since I am unable to go into the forest & cut a tree this year, I've already been thinking of a craft tree to make this year. LOVE all this inspiration, Kris!!!
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  12. Fun!! These are all the kind of special things I wish I had each year and they take time to plan out. Great post!

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  13. I remember making 12 of the tulle trees for a luncheon for my grandmother's 60th Birthday. Her birthday was Dec.18 and always hard to do with the bustle of the holidays....each of the trees had the small glass balls, or the glass bead garland...they were beautiful in white and gold and red. Thanks for the jump back in time, smiles, Sandi

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  14. love all the inspiration....maybe I will decorate for the holiday this year. Last year hubby was scheduled for surgery to remove mass from neck...year before was in and out of hospital...and so on. All looks cheery and bright for a festive and calm holiday this year (fingers crossed) So glad you are still doing your holiday decorating, even with the house on the market. Have a nice Sunday.

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  15. Kris I think many people on December 26th start to plan out the next year's Christmas theme. You shared lots of inspiration alternative trees but the one that will stick in my mind is the satin pillow tree - I had a chuckle for it would be the ultimate cat's fantasy delight.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  16. I am with you on this, my customers are asking for Christmas ornaments now, so I'm already in the spirit. Halloween is for the kids and is fun but I think Christmas is more my style.

    Love these ideas, great post!!

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  17. I am with you on this, my customers are asking for Christmas ornaments now, so I'm already in the spirit. Halloween is for the kids and is fun but I think Christmas is more my style.

    Love these ideas, great post!!

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  18. I am with you on this, my customers are asking for Christmas ornaments now, so I'm already in the spirit. Halloween is for the kids and is fun but I think Christmas is more my style.

    Love these ideas, great post!!

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  19. Very fun! I especially like the tulle tree! I could see any of them in the appropriate setting. It's good to think outside the box.:-)

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  20. So much eye candies! Don't you think the first tree has that Halloween vibe to it? I love anything involving books so I love all the book trees.

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  21. I love the first one, being I happen to love twig trees, and this one makes me feel a bit like tiny Tim and Scrooge like Christmas old world story book.
    All the trees here had me in inspiration mode in my head, thinking what do I come up with this year. I know the traditional holiday tree is the popular but, I can't help myself when it comes to art, and anything in the form of it.
    Kris, all the banners on the wall trees is really a space saving idea, a theatrical back drop of sorts with presents piled in front...

    Love all you inspired here, perhaps a simple Christmas not over thought a few pine breaches in a container of water and a few gifts placed around it is what could end up here, simple un Joyeux Noël with some hand made ornaments.

    See you soon.
    Beautiful days ahead of you.

    Xx
    Dore

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  22. Wow, what a load of Christmas tree inspiration. I can't wrap my head around Christmas decorating yet, but I'll certainly have to remember these ideas. Love them all!!!

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  23. Great inspiration! Yeah, I need to get some ideas rolling.....not for sure what I am doing this year.

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  24. So many cute ideas for a christmas tree. Loved the ladder idea.

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  25. Lots of fun inspiration ideas, Kris...and I must admit...my thoughts have been on Christmas ideas, too!

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  26. Love all this inspiration Kris... don't we all just love the thought of Christmas!! I'm not only planning, but already making ready for Christmas 2015/ Hugs ~ Kerryanne xx

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  27. I can't help thinking about Christmas already, just can't. I've already begun listening to Christmas music. I like the ladder tree and have done versions for the porch of it but this would be pretty for the right room. And of course the tree with the beautiful young woman holding the star and the dog in the acrylic chair is darling!

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  28. I was hoping you would share your own trees, I know I loved your tree from last year! Looking forward to your next post! Some of those trees are really unique and I may even try one or two of them. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Cindy

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  29. I am actually planning to make a few drop cloth fabric Christmas stockings tomorrow1

    I pinned the tree that was made out of book pages - might try that one.

    I am thinking about Christmas a lot because I agreed to participate in 2 different blog Christmas parties.

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  30. Awesome, Kris. I stay simple with a traditional Scandinavian style tree and I love it. Whatever you choose, ENJOY!

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  31. What great ideas. I love the wine bottle one. Now I have plenty of empty bottles and I'm sure there will be plenty more before Christmas...so, just maybe.....
    Blessings

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  32. Fun post, Kris! I am always scheming up Christmas decor in my head so it is never too soon for me :) I am a book lover so I especially love to see the creative things people do with book decor at Christmas. Hope you are doing well.

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  33. Good Morning Kris
    That was super fun to see all those really cool Christmas trees. I love Christmas and love decorating for Christmas. Its never too soon for me to see decorating and trees ***
    happy day Kris
    deezie

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  34. Such unique ideas! I love the one against the mirror. Very clever! The snowman trees are so cute too. Lots of ideas here! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Hi Kris!

    I am amazed at the spin people come up with for trees. I personally think the one printed on the sheet is so great - easy up and easy down. I am thinking about where I am going to put my tree this year so thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Hi,
    I like the second snowman tree with the skates. FUN!

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  37. You found some very creative alternatives to the regular Christmas tree! I never would've thought to do some of those. I think the cutest one was the Frosty the Snowman. Kids would love that one!

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  38. Lots of inspiration, Kris. My favorites are the "Sweet and Pretty" tree and the "Driftwood and Seashells". It'll be fun to see what you come up with for your own tree. xo

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  39. Beautiful Kris. I really find myself drawn to top hats during Christmas for some reason. I have a few ornaments. How's Snickers doing???

    Cindy

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  40. Hi Kris,

    Wow! What a pretty prelude to my favourite holiday! These trimmed trees are all creatively beautiful, but my favourites are the one labelled 'White Christmas', the snowman with the red scarf, and the very first one, bare branched but beaming with warmth. Sigh....

    Happy Tuesday!

    Poppy

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  41. Hi Kris, it's never to early to be thinking of Christmas. Thanks for sharing the creative ideas. Milena

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  42. Thanks Kris I love these ideas. I have been working on Christmas ideas since July. Sometimes I forget what holiday it is. lol Hugs, Jo

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  43. Oh my, Kris, these are all such wonderful ideas for alternative Christmas trees...so creative and so unique. I can't decide which one I like best because they all have something so special about them! Such fun to see these trees!! Hugs!!

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  44. Hey Kris!

    I think this is a great time to start thinking about Christmas because God knows we will have little time later! These are just the neatest trees, I love the really primitive ones with wood slats and twigs. The paper one looks really cute as a desktop tree in hubby's office!

    Thanks! Loving this weather??

    Jane x

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  45. hahhaaa....aren't these all so adorable....especially love the first snowman tree.

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  46. Hi Kris! :)
    I think about Christmas all year long! My husband says that I should have been born at the North Pole! ;) I have been drooling in Hobby Lobby for weeks now, over all the Christmas décor and trees!
    Being from Canada, once Halloween is over I am full on Christmas, because our Thanksgiving is on October...now living in Illinois the US Thanksgiving is in November...so here there is another Holiday in between Halloween and Christmas. Last year I started to decorate for Christmas after Halloween and I think my neighbors thought I was nutty! ;)
    I love all the different photos...I have always wanted to do the ladder tree. I loved the big sticks on the wall too...and of course, the drift wood and shell tree. So pretty...I cannot wait!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Kimberley

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  47. These are great! Of course I love the Boston in the tutu, but the trees are all so creative and just plain cool! I really like the drift wood one and the one made of strips of reclaimed wood. Oh pooh! I like them all! Yes, it may be a bit early by the calendar, but if you're planning things like this, you really need the idea in your head to give time to collect materials and put it all together! Thanks for this little touch of cheery and bright! Hugs, Leena

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  48. Thanks for the lovely pictures. These projects inspire me a lot.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  49. Actually, I did get an idea from all your pictures for the Christmas vintage market I am in..... a great idea! thanks Kris!

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  50. This is a neat post, Kris. Gives me something to think about. I love the tuile tree on the tray!
    Debbie
    xo

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  51. This is a neat post, Kris. Gives me something to think about. I love the tuile tree on the tray!
    Debbie
    xo

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  52. some great inspiration there! just letting you know i made the white driftwood tree. was it in BHG magazine or website? would love to see.

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  53. Love this Kris! Some great inspiration here. I love the picture of the tree on the cloth... now that would be an easy put up and take down lol!

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  54. Awesome post! So many unique ideas ~ I always wonder how people come up with some of them. The pillow tree is so different and I love it! I think Halloween is fun but Christmas is so very special. I'm more in the mood this year so hope it continues! Thank you for sharing.

    xo
    Pat

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  55. Hi Kris,
    These are all really unique ideas for a Christmas tree! The white tree as a snowman is adorable. Thanks for sharing these cute ideas!
    I hope you are having a nice weekend. Thanks for all of you visits.
    Take care.
    Julie xo

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  56. Love all of these very unique and beautiful trees...especially the ones that only had a wall to display a tree!...

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  57. Get the Best pretty pink Christmas Tree Decoration to enhance the decoration and celebrate the Christmas Day 2015

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