I've come across so many of these I had to create a post just for them. Some are good, some are ugly, some are fabulous.
I think when my fake tree eventually dies and goes to a donation center in the sky I'll go the not-a-tree route. Lots of ideas out there:
recycling: good. This not-a-tree: not so much
p.s. You'd be a lot fatter than that chick if you ate all that cereal.
The folks at BLDG 15 made this crochet Christmas tree a couple years ago:
Lego: I heart you
Not enough kitchen storage? Here ya go:
long as you don't mind the fruit flies once these bananas ripen and rot...
I kind of like it, but it doesn't feel Christmassy:
What would be ultra cool is if this were a photo-tree and you could insert photos from your own Christmases over time. That would be awesome!
The ladder (I love this!):
This won an award. Apparently there were no other entrants:
If you have about 300 old SCSI drives laying around, you can make this one:
though it does look kind of scuzzy to me.
I don't know...if you were going to buy a tree, anyway, you don't get green points for this:
This I don't mind so much, except that there is clearly a decorating skills deficiency at play here:
I love this and I think I'll make one! Baby food jar tree:
(Clicking on the picture will take you to the source where there are instructions to make your own.)
Another one to make:
I like this cardboard tree:
by far, my favourite: