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Build Your Own Sustainable Christmas Tree

Build Your Own Sustainable Christmas Tree

Have you ever considered building your own Christmas tree? Here are a few ideas for creating a festive substitute, utilizing reclaimed wood.

Above: The PossibiliTree is designed by architect Richard Babcock, who was “tired of finding, hauling, displaying, watering, and disposing of the bulky, needle-dropping, space-guzzling evergreen every Christmas.” The tree, which is handmade using reclaimed or “deadfall” wood, is available in a 2- or 3-foot tabletop model or a 6-foot-tall suspended version.

Above: Ingrid Jansen’s The (Christmas) Trees are crafted out of various reclaimed wooden planks.

Above: To decorate your wooden tree, consider screwing in small hooks to hang ornaments.

Above: This simple DIY project uses different sized recycled wood planks; originally seen via Desire to Inspire.

For more ideas on holiday tree alternatives, see Wooden Christmas Trees on Remodelista.

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11:56PM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Good idea, thank you.

11:55PM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Good idea, thank you.

5:30PM PST on Jan 21, 2013

I just love these. So cool gonna see if I can get my hubby to make some. Thanks fo sharing

11:59AM PST on Dec 20, 2012

i love these trees, especially if you have no space for a "real" tree. plus you can put them in every room.

11:53AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thank you

11:37AM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Great Ideas but I support our local tree farm,after Christmas, the tree goes outside by the bird feeder to provide shelter, and in the spring we have ceremonial fire, sage and pine smell beautiful together

6:56AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

not my style but it gives you some ideas.

6:25PM PST on Dec 10, 2012

I love the creativity...But nothing takes the place of the real evergreen!

1:25PM PST on Dec 10, 2012

If you like to make things go to

1:24PM PST on Dec 10, 2012

Love it when another recycle idea shows up.

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