After flipping through the pages of the latest CB2 Holiday catalog & being inspired by their alternative Christmas trees, I decided that my husband & I would skip the needles, sap, & expense - and would design a "tree" of our own.
So we took a ladder:
Edited my array of glittery ornaments (when it comes to holiday decorations, I'm a glutton for kitsch):
And made a ladder Christmas tree!
I couldn't be happier! Now we just need to wrap some gifts & put them on the steps of the ladder.
Here are some other awesome alternative trees for inspiration: