Who doesn’t love the smell of evergreen in their living room during this festive time of year?  I do, no doubt. There’s just something so “Christmassy” about a real tree, shedding pine needles and all, that I can’t see myself replacing with those stiff artificial ones.  Until, I took a gander at these beauties. I must admit, I wouldn’t be disappointed waking up with presents under these terrific trash-inspired tannenbaums.

Plywood Tree-put that leftover building material to delightful good use. This tree is quaint, arts and craftsy, and nails allow your ornaments to show off perfectly. Photo courtesy of

Pre-fab cardboard Christmas trees can now be made to order. At 3 feet tall and wide, they’re perfect for college dorm rooms, small spaces, and green-minded decorators. Photo courtesy of

CD Tree-Now I know what to do what all my compact discs! Retro and futuristic at the same time…how modern! Photo courtesy of

Recycled Newspaper Tree – this mini tree models its larger potential, dusted with glitter, it is “green” gold. Photo courtesy of

Junk Tree-trash is in the eye of the beholder, and mine sees beauty in this one. Photo courtesy of

Bicycle Tree-broken chains, flat tires, stripped gears = Extraordinary Christmas tree! Photo courtesy of

Heineken Bottle Tree-I would have loved to attend that party. The host was brilliant to think of such a creative way to rid her house of the empties. Photo courtesy of