Millions of families around the world make a trip to pick out Christmas trees every December. They savor the smell of pine, the hanging of ornaments and putting the star on the top of the tree. However, some go the untraditional route. Once you see these wild reinventions, you might be tempted to throw out all those old ideas of Christmas decorating and join the holiday rebels.
15. Tower of Books
It’s hard to say who will love this more: people who love books or people who just want a place to put them.
14. Upcycling Empty Bottles
For wine lovers out there, here’s a way to use up that stash of recycling you never take out.
13. Spinning Tree
That whole static Christmas tree thing is so last century. This creation makes wild light patterns.
Who needs the fresh scent of pine when you can spend hundreds of hours building a tree from Legos?
Skip the tree and you don’t have to clean up pine needles. You know, if you’re someone who likes to keep things really tidy.
10. Bridal Beauty
I’ll take two of these! One for Christmas Eve and one for Christmas Day!
9. Floating Fir
Once you see the world’s largest floating tree in Rio de Janeiro, you might feel like giving up on decorating for good.
8. Paper Giants
Elegant paper parasols make inventive, luminous outdoor trees. As long as you live somewhere dry, of course.
7. Keg Mountain
Now we’re back to that idea of recycling your leftover alcohol containers. There’s a theme here.
If you grew up playing Ms. Pacman, you’ll appreciate the epic beauty of this tree.
5. Mountain Dew
The caffeine and sugar high you get from drinking this much Mountain Dew would definitely inspire some Christmas crafting.
4. Traffic Light Tree
Like the song goes, “Even stop lights blink a bright red and green.”
3. Desert Dreams
Who says you can’t have a festive Christmas in hot climates?
2. Hub Cap Recycling
I think I know where all those missing hubcaps went…
1. Flower Power
Go pink or go home.