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Fun Christmas tree ideas: Shoppers share unusual creations

Creative shoppers share their fun and unusual Christmas tree creations – so which one is your favourite?

  • This year some families are opting for unique Christmas trees and decorations 
  • From Star Wars and woodland themes to keeping it simple and under budget 
  • Most ornaments were bought from Kmart, Big W and Bunnings Warehouse 
  • The series of images acts as inspiration for others this holiday season  

With three weeks until Christmas, families have decked out their homes with festive cheer – and some have opted for unique decorative trees.

From a Star Wars-inspired theme tree to keeping it simple and making festive pillars using baubles, shoppers with an array of budgets have shared their creations on Facebook. 

Another woman decided to make a Christmas tree out of sticks and a third opted to mount her tree to the ceiling to ensure it isn’t attacked by pets. 

This year some families are opting for unique Christmas trees and decorations. One creative shopper bought baubles from Bunnings Warehouse to make Christmas ‘topiaries’ (pictured)

One creative shopper bought baubles from Bunnings Warehouse to make Christmas ‘topiaries’. 

Alongside images on Facebook she wrote: ‘Christmas topiary tree made from the huge baubles from Kmart. Easy and fun to make.’ 

She also shared the six-step process, which requires a hot glue gun without any glue.

How to make bauble Christmas trees: 

1. Pull the top hook off the bauble 

2. Carefully using a small hacksaw, cut off the end where the hanging part was clipped on to.

3. Heat up a hot glue gun containing no glue. Once hot, carefully place the hot tip into the direct opposite end of the bauble and melt a hole in it 

4. Find a suitable pot you like and then mixed plaster of Paris to set the dowel into. Let that completely set 

5. Thread baubles onto the dowel

6. Once you have threaded the baubles onto the dowel you just fill the gaps with smaller baubles, or you can have the big baubles sit flush in the pot

A mum-of-three from Newcastle also shared her household’s impressive Star Wars-themed tree that looked exactly like Darth Vader.  

‘House full of boys, we went a little different this year,’ the mum wrote on Facebook. 

The black tree was decorated with silver, red and black ornaments from Kmart along with a Darth Vader costume from Big W. 

The tree was decked out with Darth Vader’s lightsaber, mask and cape. 

A mum-of-three from Newcastle also shared her household's impressive Star Wars-themed tree that looked exactly like Darth Vader (pictured). The tree was decked out with a lightsaber, mask and cape

A mum-of-three from Newcastle also shared her household’s impressive Star Wars-themed tree that looked exactly like Darth Vader (pictured). The tree was decked out with a lightsaber, mask and cape

Other Star Wars fans were utterly impressed by the unique tree. 

‘My husband would love that tree. Our son was born on May the 4th. He wanted to call him Anakin so bad we fought about it for nine days (I won and we now have an Aiden),’ one woman wrote. 

Another said: ‘Omg my seven-year-old son would love that tree, he’s obsessed with Star Wars. I can’t wait to show him this when he wakes up in the morning. He’s gonna [have his] mind blown.’ 

Though some admitted their kids would be frightened at night seeing the silhouette.  

A third shopper opted for something more lighthearted with a simple, elegant 'twig tree' from Kmart. The silver stemmed tree has gold lights at the tips along with gorgeous pink and white flowers, ornaments and butterflies (pictured)

A third shopper opted for something more lighthearted with a simple, elegant ‘twig tree’ from Kmart. The silver stemmed tree has gold lights at the tips along with gorgeous pink and white flowers, ornaments and butterflies (pictured) 

A third shopper opted for something more lighthearted with a simple, elegant ‘twig tree’ from Kmart.

The silver stemmed tree has gold lights at the tips along with gorgeous pink and white flowers, ornaments and butterflies. 

This tree would be perfect for those on a budget, who don’t have much space or can’t be bothered setting up a huge tree this Christmas. 

Others online described it as ‘beautiful’ and ‘gorgeous’.  

Those who also lack space or a high budget may wish to create another twig tree using sticks from the garden

To make this type of tree, you'll need branches, rope, lights and decorations

Those who also lack space or a high budget may wish to create another twig tree using sticks from the garden. To make this type of tree, you’ll need branches, rope, lights and decorations

Those who also lack space or a high budget may wish to create another twig tree using sticks from the garden. 

To make this type of tree, you’ll need branches, rope, lights and decorations. 

On Facebook a fourth woman shared images and wrote: ‘Going with the woodland theme this year for Christmas, all from Kmart except for the tree.’ 

No glue, scissors or cable ties are required, as the branches are simply wrapped into the rope hanging from a hook on the wall. 

Branches of different lengths are needed in order to create the triangular shape of a tree; the smallest stick must be placed at the top with the longest at the bottom. 

Another woman also had to explain why she needed to mount her Christmas tree on the ceiling (pictured)

Another woman also had to explain why she needed to mount her Christmas tree on the ceiling (pictured) 

Another woman also had to explain why she needed to mount her Christmas tree on the ceiling. 

‘What Christmas looks like in our house!! My way of child and pet proofing the Christmas tree,’ she wrote.

‘The feet are attached inside the ceiling with a support board to take the weight.’

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