Modern, Flat-Packed Christmas Tree.

by Chris Gardner
Treehugger points us to this modern, plywood tree: "For the modernist not tied to tradition, they've designed a reusable, flat-pack tree to decorate your home in the spirit of a greener holiday for years to come."

The plywood "tree," which really consists of four identical CNC-routed planes that fold together when not in use (and for ultra-efficient shipping), may not be quite as festive (and green, in color at least) as a more traditional tree...

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Christmas Tree in a Box

by DIY Maven

Christmas Tree in a Box

 

This Christmas Tree in a Box may not be a real Christmas tree, but it has a certain authenticity not found in those euphemistically labeled 'permanent' trees. (Who are they kidding? They're FAKE.) Anywho, at only 15 bucks, this 2 foot paper number might be just the way to go in lieu of the more expensive, messy and cumbersome real alternative. Besides the tree itself, you get an 80-page book titled 'Christmasmania!' which includes Christmas...

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DIY Mid-Century Modern Tree Ornament (for under $1.00!)

by Chris Gardner

I came across these charming ceramic ornaments a few weeks ago, and I instantly fell in love with there playful spacey-ness and simple elegance. $35 for the pair isn't prohibitively expensive, but as usual, I reckoned a DIY attempt was worth a shot.

DIY Mid-Century Modern Tree Ornament (for under $1.00!)

Total cost: $0.73, plus a bit of spray paint.

Materials 

  • Ping pong ball
  • Small nail and scrap wood or cardboard
  • Electric drill or drill press
  • Varying drill bits
  • White gloss spray paint
  • ...

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Urban Outfitters’ Christmas Tree Lot

by DIY Maven

Urban Outfitters has a most excellent Christmas tree collection. Here are some of my personal favorites.

Charley Brown’s pathetic little twig of a tree ($24).

Urban Outfitters’ Christmas Tree Lot

Straight from Whoville is the Whoville tree ($20).

For the grow-your-own crowd is this Christmas tree that sprouts greenery via a magic potion ($8).

And finally, for the geek in all of us, the motherboard Christmas tree ($10).

Visit Urban Outfitters for more variations of the traditional...

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How to make a miniature Christmas tree from cuttings.

by DIY Maven

How to make a miniature Christmas tree from cuttings.

Want a Christmas tree for the holidays but don’t have the room? Or maybe your budget is a little tight? Here’s a great way to make a tiny Christmas tree from evergreen trimmings, which you can get for FREE at just about any Christmas tree lot, if you ask the attendants nicely. Other things you’ll need include:

  • A 4-inch clay pot
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Oasis Floral Foam
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Garden Shears
  • Miniature Christmas Tree Oranaments
  • And a bamboo pole

The clay...

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