18 Christmas Trees For Small Spaces (Christmas Tree Alternatives)


Christmas tree alternatives intrigue me. Don’t we all love beautiful things that are completely unique?! And if you need to figure out how to get Christmas trees for small spaces, there are a lot of unique and beautiful solutions.

I searched for Christmas trees for small spaces, and found a ton of ideas. However, I skipped the tacky and difficult ones, and chose these 17 super cheap and super easy Christmas tree ideas for small spaces. I’m definitely going to try some of them, so comment with what you’d like to see the most!

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1. Wall Christmas Tree with Branches

If you love the typical look of a green Christmas tree, but you don’t have the horizontal space to have one in your home, this is the solution. I love that you can decorate this in exactly the same way you normally would.


2. Flat Triangle Christmas Tree

This one is similar, but I actually think it would be easier to make. You just need a garland, which you can get on Amazon.

But seriously, you have to look at the tutorial and finished result on Hildurko. I honestly wouldn’t have noticed it was flat–it’s stunning!


3. Corner Shelf Tree

This exact shelf is sold on Etsy and obviously not just meant for Christmas. But adding garland to it and changing the decor to ornaments is perfect. If this were me, I would add more bright colors, and possibly even just fill the shelves with ornaments!

If you already have corner shelves, this would be a perfect way to utilize them. And bam, you get a Christmas tree in a small space.

4. Wooden Triangles

This is definitely the most basic tree idea. But it would be a great DIY Christmas tree idea for small spaces. You could also make it a little more exciting with some simple lights. If you don’t want to DIY, you can get these from Etsy.

5. Wooden Pallet Christmas Tree

I’m sure you’ve seen this a thousand times. But if you never thought about how easy this actually would be to build… you should. If you don’t want a wall Christmas tree, this is how you can save space with a totally unique and alternative Christmas tree idea.

6. Large Wooden Triangle Christmas Tree

I’m obsessed with that. Does anyone want a tutorial for this? Dare me… I just need one reason to do this because I WANT IT.

I mean, it’s just a big triangle! With some wooden dowels and lights… It’s so beautiful guys. And so. dang. unique.

7. Mini Wooden Triangle Christmas Trees


8. Christmas Trees from Sticks or Twigs

If you want to spend ZERO money, and still have something totally unique and awesome, go get some twigs from your backyard. Or a random park. Be you, girl.

And then just stick them on your wall and add some lights, colored strings, and tiny ornaments! I love that you can make this as big as you want or as small–perfect for our list of Christmas trees for small spaces.

Trende Houzz

You can also take the twig idea and turn it into a hanging thing.

This is yet another unique take on this idea. If I saw this in your house, I’d start drooling. A lot of drool. It wouldn’t be super attractive.

9. Christmas Tree on a Corner

This is a super unique and GENIUS idea. Instead of using an interior corner, you use an exterior one and some pine garland. I love the way they added a few nativity-like pieces on the floor, too.

10. Ornament Cone Christmas Tree

For this one, all you would have to do is buy a foam cone and stick ornaments in it. Honestly–SUPER easy Christmas tree idea. Yours will be totally unique to you because you can use whatever colors and sizes of ornaments that you want!

11. PVC Pipe and Ornament Tree

If you are as obsessed with ornaments in fun colors as I am, then I know you love this.

This is definitely a DIY Christmas tree. You would need a PVC pipe like this one, or a few in different sizes. You also need a good saw or a PVC pipe cutter–this one is only $15.

12. Hanging Ornament Tree

Yeah, I’m still on the ornament thing. This would be a very crafty DIY Christmas tree idea, unique, colorful, and definitely saves space.

13. Ladder & Ornaments

Using the ladder would make the actual DIY project super easy. And you know I love those ladder decorations to save space. 😉

14. Lights on a Board

If you’re looking for a flat Christmas tree that you can do with ZERO actual decorations, here you. Get a small piece of plywood, one or two strings of lights, and a staple gun. Would you ever have thought you could create something beautiful with those supplies?

15. Tomato Cage Exterior Christmas Tree

This one is one of the most affordable space-saving Christmas tree ideas on this whole list, AND one of the easiest. It would be especially great as an exterior decoration.

It’s just a tomato cage tied together with Christmas lights! Beautiful.

16. Post-It Notes Christmas Tree

You’re probably thinking, “I read that wrong.” But NOPE, you didn’t! This is literally a Christmas tree made out of post it notes.

I mean, if you were looking for budget Christmas trees or SUPER CHEAP CHRISTMAS TREE ideas…. you got it, sister.

I could imagine this in a dorm room. It would have fit my tiny little non-existent college student budget. And it’s cuuuuute.

17. Washi Tape Christmas Tree

Ahh, another insanely cheap Christmas tree idea. I would honestly do this one in addition to another small Christmas tree idea here. It’s super cute.

Get some washi tape and stick it on your wall–is it possible to find an easier Christmas tree idea? I love that they stuck some string with a few small ornaments up there, too. You could use different colors and types of washi tape, and even use Christmas washi tape for ornaments! So many options.

18. Pom Pom Garland Christmas Tree

This one take a simple garland and turns it into a tree. With that idea, you could take any kind of garland and turn it into a tree by putting it on your wall! Again, an EXTREMELY affordable way to have a Christmas tree in a small space.

I’m pretty partial to felt balls and these colors, though.

Tell me, do you love these Christmas trees for small spaces? Which one do you want to try the most?

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