DIY Christmas Tree Ideas
It's pretty sad that Stephen and I just celebrated our 5 year anniversary and we have never once gotten a Christmas tree! Okay let me take that back...our first year, we had a small hand-me down tree that had about five branches on it and was too pitiful to even hang ornaments. The next two years we had a "Christmas Lamp" which was basically string lights wrapped around my floor lamp from Target with gifts randomly tossed around it. Last year we had a "Christmas Coffee Table" filled with gifts that pretty much got shipped out to family and friends a week before Christmas. So sad!
It's not that we couldn't afford one - it's that we procrastinate! Every year is the same - we go back and forth with whether to buy a real tree or a fake one. We argue about who's going to get stuck watering it or how fake trees don't have the Christmas-y smell or how there's nowhere to put it. Before you know it, there's only a few more days until Christmas and it's too late.
This year, I'm thinking maybe we should intentionally do something different! Here are some really fun ideas I found on Pinterest for DIY Christmas Trees...
This one is actually a DIY advent tree. Something about the way the wood and nails are set up makes me also think of the cross. Very cool reminder of the reason for Christmas.
Same idea - love the basic wood planks. Plus I wouldn't feel like I need to go out and buy a million ornaments.
I love the rustic feel to this tree. It feels so elegant even though it is just made out of sticks!
Oh yeah that is cardboard! Pretty creative (and cheap).
How cute would this be in a playroom or the baby's nursery?! So sweet!
Would you ever make your own Christmas tree? Which do you prefer - fake or real?