Needle-free Christmas trees

A Christmas tree in all its majestic splendour – bedecked in delicate plumage as opposed to fir sprigs. MiaVilla decorates it with 96 LEDs

What would Christmas be without the Christmas tree. The days of heading out into the forest with an axe are however long gone – there are many alternatives these days to the fir tree.

More than 30 million Christmas trees will be felled for Germany’s „front parlours”. Yet one in every five German is dispensing with the traditional Christmas tree.  Too little space in the apartment, ecological considerations, worries about a room fire – there are many reasons why not to celebrate with a real Christmas tree, yet there are many more ideas for possible alternative means of decoration. And this in no way implies vile plastic copies. Retailers offer high-quality decorative trees, which can be re-used again every year. And they all have one thing in common: no needles!

Sustainability: Year after year
Those who like to stamp their own style can choose from metal constructions like the delicate models from heine home or the spiral wire tree from Impressionen, which hangs from the ceiling. Wooden variants are also perfect for decorating however. Car Möbel even offers shelves shaped like a Christmas tree that are ideal for holding gifts.

Cardboard models make for artistic Christmas tree alternatives too. However, it’s best to use fairy lights in this case, rather than real candles! Practical solution: These models can be assembled in a jiffy, dismantled again just as quickly and stored neatly in the cellar or loft for use again next year. The same applies for wooden stick-trees. The cardboard Wishmas Tree comes in a folding box for example.

Those who appreciate ready-to-use decorations will find a large selection of trees made from dazzling Christmas tree balls of every size, illuminated and non-illuminated. Lovers of natural decorations can choose from models made from twigs or driftwood. MiaVilla uses feathers for its sustainable Christmas trees.

Original self-made Christmas trees
With just a little imagination, original Christmas trees can also be created using everyday household objects. Shelving of different lengths placed between the steps of a ladder can be used to hold decorations and candles. Boxes stacked in the outline of a Christmas tree painted in green or similarly arranged light chains on the wall conjure up a festive atmosphere. And if living conditions are extremely confined, a two-dimensional Christmas tree is ideal – as a wall tattoo, for example from Wandtattoo.de.

 

An article by Tanja Müller

  • Designers Christina Marx and Jakob Fröhlich from wise matter have created an unconventional and yet modern Christmas tree with the Urban X-MAS Tree. It can also be stowed conveniently
  • The Wishmas Tree is up in just two minutes. Simply insert the eight cardboard pieces into each other. And of course the tree can be painted or decorated, sprayed with glitter or draped with light chains
  • The Wishmas Tree is up in just two minutes. Simply insert the eight cardboard pieces into each other. And of course the tree can be painted or decorated, sprayed with glitter or draped with light chains
  • Suspended from the ceiling, this model from Impressionen Living made of galvanised metal wire can be decorated differently every year using 50 small wooden clips
  • The Christmas tree shelf from Car Möbel is not only ideal for decorating, it is also perfect for bedecking with gifts – maybe before the big day as an Advent calendar for the whole family
  • Colour LEDs are used to stage the Lumenio Christmas trees made from polyethylene in the front garden or also in the www.lumenio.de " alt="Colour LEDs are used to stage the Lumenio Christmas trees made from polyethylene in the front garden or also in the "front parlour”" class="swipebox full-image-available image-with-copyright grid-image" copyright='www.lumenio.de' src="https://www.haro-inspires.com/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/12/christmas_trees-lumenio_LED-green-fleur_ami-1-300x400.jpg">
  • Colour LEDs are used to stage the Lumenio Christmas trees made from polyethylene in the front garden or also in the www.lumenio.de " alt="Colour LEDs are used to stage the Lumenio Christmas trees made from polyethylene in the front garden or also in the "front parlour”" class="swipebox full-image-available image-with-copyright grid-image" copyright='www.lumenio.de' src="https://www.haro-inspires.com/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/12/christmas_trees-lumenio_LED-cream_coloured_christmas_tree-child-fleur_ami-1-600x400.jpg">
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  • The printed wall chart made from cotton cloth from HKliving can be illuminated with light chains with a little handicraft skill
  • Lucia is what designer Philippi calls his classy Christmas tree alternative made from varnished wood, which has space for up to 26 tea lights and favourite decorations
  • A Christmas tree in all its majestic splendour – bedecked in delicate plumage as opposed to fir sprigs. MiaVilla decorates it with 96 LEDs
  • A Christmas tree in all its majestic splendour – bedecked in delicate plumage as opposed to fir sprigs. MiaVilla decorates it with 96 LEDs
  • The various balls on this little tree outdo each other with their magical sparkle thanks to integrated, warm white LEDs
  • Festively decorated, the puristic metal Christmas tree from heine home provides real competition for the Christmas tree
  • BauMsatz is the technical name the designers from Raumgestalt give to their stackable wood model, which comes with seven tea lights and five porcelain stars
  • And for those who don’t have space for a real Christmas tree, there’s always the option of a wall tattoo. That also eliminates the need for tedious decoration
  • And for those who don’t have space for a real Christmas tree, there’s always the option of a wall tattoo. That also eliminates the need for tedious decoration

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