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25 Small Christmas Tree Ideas to Steal When You Have Literally No Space

They're just as festive as the big ones.

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Mike Garten

If you live in a small space, Christmas poses a serious problem. Room for a standard tree may mean sacrificing your couch for the season, but a small tree just seems a little ....womp, womp. But hold on— small Christmas trees can actually be insanely festive (and the clean-up is a total breeze, not to mention they're adorable). By the time you're done looking at these twenty five small Christmas tree ideas, you're going to want to downsize—even if you actually have room for a giant version.

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Annie Schlechter
Put It in the Entry

We love the balance between rustic and sophisticated style in this entryway. The galvanized metal planter with the small pine plant embodies that balance perfectly, so you can leave it up all season long. But to make it feel festive for the holidays, top it off with a plaid bow.

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The Merrythought
Modern & Minimalist

Put an upside-down bucket into a wicker basket before placing the tree on top. This way, the tree's bottom branches won't be scrunched.

See more at The Merrythought.

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Elegant Citrus Chains

This tabletop DIY Christmas "tree" from Cheetah Is the New Black could work in any room in the house.Simply arrange a bunch of pine needle branches in a small vase or bottle and then use paper clips to hang dried orange slices from the branches. It's seasonal but subtle.

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Courtesy of Studio DIY
Bottle It Up

These bottle brush trees would look insanely chic on top of a mantle.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!.

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Decorated Christmas trees in pots near old house
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These mini Christmas trees in planters are adorable. For a similar effect—whether you put one in the living or line up a bunch on the front porch—just tie bows around the lip of the planter and add tiny ornaments.

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Courtesy of Dreamy Whites

A mini tree in a pitcher = the farmhouse Christmas of our dreams.

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Mike Garten
Shrunken but Traditional

Okay, have you ever seen a cuter Christmas tree? This one is as decked out as its Goliath counterpart, except it's small space-friendly. We're also digging this faux fireplace set up to set the mood even further.

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Style Me Pretty
Back To The Drawing Board

This small, hand drawn tree becomes 3D by hanging ornaments on appropriately-placed nails.

See more at Style Me Pretty.

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Tree Stand 2.0

You'll have to say goodbye to your breakfast table for a few months, but this stunning display is worth it.

See more at Yvestown.

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Craftberry Bush
Double Duty

Your mini tree can double as your table centerpiece. Simply pot pine and insert pops of red, like cranberry or poinsettia bursts.

See more at Craftberry Bush.

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Family Sponge

Pine is so 2017, anyway.

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Sam Henderson
A (Sort Of) Pine Tree

If you can't have pines, have pinecones.

See more at HGTV.

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Courtesy of Sugar & Cloth
Square Peg, Round Hole

Now you can save space and the trouble of cleaning up branches thanks to this pegboard tree.

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

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Seth Smoot
Fake It Til You Make It

Just fill oversized jars with water and insert boughs of pine or cypress. Then, decorate with your favorite ornaments.

See more at Good Housekeeping.

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Studio DIY
Fun and Playful

This Christmas tree may be small but it has plenty of personality, thanks to the colorful paper "string lights." Learn how to make them from Studio DIY.

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Shanty 2 Chic
Wrap It Up

For a rustic vibe, try wrapping strands of burlap around an already-twinkling tree.

See more at Shanty 2 Chic.

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Apartment 34
Scandinavian Tree

Keep the branches, but nix the pine with this simple, Scandinavian-inspired DIY. Attach birch branches with twine and hang ornaments with fishing line.

See more at Apartment 34.

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Vintage Whites Blog
Let Them Eat Cake

Because tiny trees can buckle with heavy ornaments, decorate a cake stand with the ornaments instead.

See more at Vintage Whites Blog.

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Jolly Jars

With proper care (including healthy soil and frequent waterings), these potted pine jars will last over two months — much longer than your average tree.

See more at Houzz.

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Max Kim-Bee
Countree Style

This mini tree—complete with a rustic tin base and jolly ornaments—is perfect for a country Christmas.

See more at Country Living.

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Mer Mag
Stacks on Stacks

Install picture ledge shelves in a Christmas tree shape for a festive twist.

See more at Mer Mag.

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Tara Dennis
Rag Time

These tiny trees are actually made out of magazine pages, and our minds are blown.

See more at Tara Dennis.

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Finding Home Farms
A Trinity of Trees

Stuff galvanized flower buckets with fresh pine, draw on a festive message, and light it all up with twinkly lights.

Get the tutorial at Finding Home Farms.

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Spoon Trees

This plastic spoon project is dominating Pinterest right now—and we can 100% see why.

Get the tutorial at One Project Closer.

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The Sweet Escape
Birch Beautiful

Add votive candles to slabs of birch for a simple but stunning centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at he Sweet Escape.

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