ISSUE 50  |  Christmas Around the World

Holiday Decor: Wooden Christmas Trees

December 14, 2009 8:06 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Discovered via If It’s Hip It’s Here: wooden Christmas trees, to be used as supplementary decor or as an alternative to the live variety. Hung with ornaments or wrapped with twinkly lights, they add a modern note to holiday interiors (both can also be disassembled for easy storage).

Above: The 3-foot-tall Modern Tannenbaum Tree from Minneapolis-based Silver Cocoon is made of cedar with basswood dowels; disassembles easily for storage. $255 from Silver Cocoon’s Etsy Shop (a 7-foot-high Modern Tannenbaum Tree is $450). The foldable Acrylic Ornaments range from $3 to $15 each.

Above: Designed by architect Richard Babcock, who was “tired of finding, hauling, displaying, watering, and disposing of the bulky, needle-dropping, space-guzzling evergreen every Christmas,” the cherry or birch PossibiliTree is available in a 2- or 3-foot tabletop model or a 6-foot-tall suspended version. Prices are $160 for the 2-foot tabletop model, $195 for the 3-foot tabletop model, and $290 for the 6-foot suspended model. Handmade by a family-owned company in Minnesota that uses reclaimed (or "deadfall") wood whenever possible.