The carbon footprint of commercial Christmas tree farming, harvesting, distribution and disposal is astronomical. According to data from the Nielsen Research Foundation, approximately 21.6 million real trees and 12.9 million artificial trees will be purchased by U.S. households this Christmas. A study by the American Christmas Tree Association found that consumers would have to keep an artificial Christmas tree for 10 years in order to offset the carbon footprint of natural trees they would have bought during this period. Now you can make your DIY recycled Christmas tree out of stuff you already have. Be sure to use a eco-friendly cotton bag when storing decorations and if you are short of storage space in your house, why not look into an outdoor storage shed instead.
Here is some inspiration for your recycled Christmas trees:
Christmas Tree made from driftwood
Upcycled Christmas tree made from a rake
Beautiful festive tree made from recycled saws
A coffee mug tree is perfect for desks or small spaces
PVC piping makes a wonderful Christmas tree for small spaces.
Upcycled pallet shelf Christmas Tree
Give your old silver new life with this upcycled tree idea.
Folded book pages make a lovely tree
Recycled rolling pins make a great Christmas tree.
Upcycled handsaw Christmas tree
A tree made from upcycled lamp shades.
Upcycled rake Chistmas tree
DIY Stick Christmas tree
Tin can recycled Christmas tree
For a medical-themed holiday, try this upcycled glove tree
Upcycled wool cone trees
Recycled Beer Bottle Christmas tree
upcycled bicycle Christmas tree
Recycled paper Christmas tree
DIY tree from evergreen twigs
DIY book Christmas tree
Recycled cardboard Christmas tree
Recycled egg carton Christmas tree
Recycled gift wrap Christmas tree
Upcycled Bottle Christmas Tree
Recycled plastic bottle Christmas tree
Upcycled chair Christmas tree
Recycled newspaper Christmas tree
Upcycled wine cork Christmas tree
Recycled Bike Wheel Christmas tree
DIY fabric Christmas trees
Recycled soda can Christmas tree
DIY Christmas Tree Made with Decorations
DIY Driftwood Christmas Tree
Floating Decoration Homemade Christmas Tree
Here are original Christmas Wishes in German for your inspiration.
See more DIY Christmas tree ideas.
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These are fantastic pieces you have here! The Christmas tree made with books particularly catches our attention. Anyways, these are really good. You don’t have to spend anything (buying a new tree, for example) just for the holidays.
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Thanks Nikki for such great craft, I do like how you by least effort can convert waste materials of chrismas tree to a useful decoration piece, Now we will celebrating chrismas tree and chrismas tree craft
Book tree is my favorite, although all of them are beautiful and original
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Amazing. I loved the Christmas trees and the Christmas tree made by bottles
Good article with beautiful pictures!
Great ideas! I really like it, I’ll definitely try to implement them.