New Year and Christmas are already close. Many of us at home decorate toys and sweets with a Christmas tree or a pine tree thanks to the old tradition. In case you feel sorry for ruining a living tree, but still you want to dress up something and observe the tradition, it is especially for you - a review not just of artificial Christmas trees, but of modern unusual alternatives to coniferous beauties! The first Christmas tree was installed and decorated in Riga, Latvia, in 1510. In the beginning of the 16th century Martin Luther decorated a small Christmas tree with candles to show children how the stars glitter in the darkness of the night. And in Russia the custom to celebrate the New Year and decorate the conifer was brought by Peter I in 1700. Although the custom of celebrating Christmas with a Christmas tree was finally established only in the middle of the XIX century. Now the nature conservation movement is gaining momentum, the collective consciousness is developing the flora and fauna of our planet, so more and more people around the world are choosing artificial Christmas trees - and economically, and useful for the world ecology, and in some cases very original! Christmas trees made of cardboard - one of the most budgetaryelection alternatives to a live Christmas tree. You can easily do it yourself, just guided by the photos above. It is interesting that you can think in advance about what toys we will decorate the cardboard craft - and specially cut holes for them. If you really want to buy such a dollar for 20, then you can do it here. By the same principle is done and thisChristmas tree from plywood. Armed with tools and materials, knowing how to cut with a jig saw and having a great desire, you can independently build a new Christmas tree. A common idea is to make one's own handsstylized Christmas tree from wooden bars, boards and crossings. Such a skeleton of a Christmas tree in the spirit of minimalism, which will look good in a modern interior. In addition to wood and nails with a hammer, nothing more will be needed to create this alternative for a real Christmas tree. For this purpose, it is possible to adjust even a circular hanger for drying clothes. But an interesting and easy to implement ideaan artificial Christmas tree made of boards. It looks not so "bald", as the options above. If you have a little bit of parquet, laminate or lining after repair, now is the time to use them for the benefit of Christmas holidays! If you are a wooden or synthetic Christmas treedecorate with candles, then be extremely careful that the holiday does not turn into a tragedy. Place candles in candlesticks so that they do not heat the branches higher, and also do not leave all the ignited beauty without attention! The variant of a Christmas tree - a candlestick is well implemented in metal, elegant, refined and fireproof: If you want to see just the fluffy coniferous branches, even artificial synthetic ones, then the original version can become such a tree - upside down. At the same time, saving space in a small apartment, because Christmas tree occupies a corner of the room under the ceiling! Ladder - stepladder - already ready Christmas tree! Enough to decorate with balls, candles, toys and garlands, and decorate the top with a star or a bottle of champagne! Well, if you do not want to invent a 3D alternative to the New Year tree, then the silhouette of the tree can be simply drawn or made on the wall. The holiday is approaching!