Twig tree sculpture alternative for xmas. Collect driftwood in summer or trimmings in fall, build a tree for Christmas, and use the bits as kindling to keep warm in January. I'd be tempted to leave this tree up all year round.
Branch out with an unconventional, space-saving wall tree. Get the scent and feel of a real tree in a fraction of the space by fastening greenery to a panel. A galvanized buckets puts presents on display.