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Then it's time to think about some Christmas tree alternatives. Wreaths, branches, a large remnant of pumpkin that you have wrapped in tinsel (don't do that) … you can be sure that you can make your room festive without making it inanimate.
Please note that none of these elements should replace a Christmas tree . Nothing can replace a Christmas tree! These are simply fun alternatives for those whose living room cannot accommodate full jaws.
And if it's the smell you're looking for, just light a pine scented candle.
Here is a simple one. If you get a real wreath (the one above is from L. L. Bean and costs $ 39.95), your home will even smell of pine – one of the main advantages of a Christmas tree.
. 2 A plant
My favorite millennial plant website The Sill has a lovely little Christmas collection, including a small pine tree from Norfolk Island ($ 62) that would look great on a bar cart or very nice kitchen table. Place it in a bright red flower box for maximum cheering.
. 3 Lights only
If your favorite part of the Christmas tree is the lights, we'll get them. Put a few Christmas lights in and then leave them like Taylor Swift (and everyone else. Taylor, everyone will do it) until January.
. 4 A wall hanging
This cute little branch tree from Target hangs flush against the wall, so you don't have to worry about it taking up space. Bonus: It's only $ 31.
. 5 Twigs
Decorating your walls or mantle with found twigs is a great way to get a rustic, homey look. It's also a great way to prove to your friends that you can tinker.
. 6 A washi-tape tree
If you are in love with the shape of a tree (Ed Sheeran, 2017), you should use washi-tape to sketch one on the wall. It doesn't have a super sticky glue, so you don't have to worry if you peel off the paint from January.
. 7 A big damn bow
The big bow industry is booming, and by that I mean that there are lots of big bows online. You can also make your own. (Please read the tutorial above, it is very complementary.) Thank you, car advertising!
. 8 Put your dog on holiday accessories
Would you rather like to brush pine needles for a month or look at your dog? We thought so.
. 9 Glass bells
Take a large glass and fill the thing with bells. (Buying bells in bulk is easy.) If you feel a lack of holiday mood, just shake the glass. Hear that? It's the bells.