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.


LMj Sunshine

Good idea, thank you.

LMj Sunshine

Good idea, thank you.

Jeannie Fuchs
Jeannie Fuchs3 years ago

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

Les M.
Les M3 years ago

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

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

tiffany t.
tiffany t3 years ago

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

Sheri J.
Sheri J3 years ago

not my style but it gives you some ideas.

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

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

Charles D.
Charles D3 years ago

If you like to make things go to

Charles D.
Charles D3 years ago

Love it when another recycle idea shows up.