Unique Artificial Christmas Trees

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Unique Artificial Christmas Trees
Use traditional ornaments on a unique artificial tree. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Wrapped in early European celebrations of the solstice and the traditions of early Christians, the Christmas tree is one of the most iconic symbols of Christmas. Throughout time the trees have been decorated with candles, fruit and other natural materials morphing through the years to be adorned with strings of lights and ornaments. Unique artificial trees keep the tradition alive while adding a dose of decorative punch to the season.

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The Upside Down Christmas Tree

Hearkening back to a 12th-century European custom of hanging the Christmas tree from the ceiling, upside down Christmas trees are a unusual choice, no matter the size or shape. Artificial inverted trees are made to mimic real trees, such as noble fir and pine, or are created with a more modern decorative flair in flocked or glittery models. Like commonly shaped artificial trees, upside down versions come in slender and traditional tree shapes. Unadorned, wired with existing lights and fully decorated out of the box, upside down trees are available from speciality and online vendors.

Trees of Color

If you'd prefer to steer clear of traditional Christmas tree colours, artificial decorator trees are available in vibrant purple, shocking pink, neon red, lime green, bright blue, turquoise, silver, navy blue, bright white, gold, yellow and even black. The trees are made by several manufacturers, most often available online or from speciality Christmas or display stores. Coloured trees tend to be pricey, with black carrying the highest price tag. While the colour of these trees is anything but conventional, the structure of the trees is typical, mimicking pine, spruce and fir.

Unusual Materials

Another unique option for a Christmas tree is one that carries a traditional triangular shape, but is made out of less-than-traditional materials. Most of these trees lack pine boughs and instead are made of woven twigs, wire, aluminium, fabric, wood or PVC pipe. Many of these trees are small enough for table top displays; however, some are larger floor models. If the material can be crafted into a Christmas tree shape, odds are that a crafts person or artisan has brought the unusual trees to fruition. Craft trees and tree-building plans can be found online produced by individual artisans or in speciality stores.

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