Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor


The editors and I all live in San Francisco and space is very valuable in this city, and often quite limited in our apartments. Christmas trees have a large footprint so right now we’re loving all kinds of alternative wall trees that are festive but still allow for plenty of livable space. They’re very fresh + modern, and creative. Calling to the inner crafters in all of us! Here are a few favorites I found around the web:

Crepe Paper tree (image above)

Trinkets tree

Chalkboard tree

Wood tree

Ribbon tree

Would you ever swap out your traditional tree for one of these?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + the Julep editors

  1. aubry.

    i gave up a traditional tree a few years ago and opted for a bare branch in a pot. this year, inspired by something i saw online (of course) i chopped the branch, painted it a sparkly gold and hung it horizontally from the ceiling with fishing line. bells, buttons, ribbons, glass balls, etc. hang from it. and to be completely contrary, i suppose, the gold star hangs the lowest of them all!

  2. we live small too. heavy work load this December & being gone for a week at Christmas… we opted not to put up a tree. it’s festive with candles, some ornaments in a glass bowl, greenery & my favorite folk art Santa(s). it’s all about the ambiance you create. In Wash DC, I saw a Christmas tree made from tags (the kind you with the whole at the end to attach a string). It was awesome.

  3. Brittni

    Thanks so much Liz for giving a shout out to my DIY project for Curbly. I really appreciate it. Hope you had a great weekend.

  4. this is stunning and i love the mint! (…. and the chair….. and the cushion :))