3 Christmas Tree Alternative Ideas from One Creative Holiday Decorator

Well, she did it her way, in three ways. This is the living room of Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse (formerly Dans le Townhouse before her family’s move to a cottage on Lake Superior). A focal point for the room? A hanging frame gallery. With more baubles still to hang, some of the smaller ones got the art treatment with a handful of painted frames hung on the wall. Or a place to gather and open presents? A pair of barren trees in the corner of the room later got dressed up with lights an ornaments of their own. They can be a handcuff, if you’re the type that moves to the beat of a different drummer. What’s your favorite holiday alternative? (You can see more photos here.) Or come up with your own. A love of sparkly ornaments inspired her to find the places, other than an evergreen tree, where she could display her collection. The first step is deconstructing what you think a Christmas tree should be. A potted tree. After finding this rustic ladder at her mother-in-laws rural home, Tanya dragged it into the living room and adorned it with ornaments tied with satin ribbon. A ladder. Determine what you like about the tradition, then get creative. A display for ornaments and lights?

Updated: 23.11.2014 — 07:19