Need some geeky Christmas tree ideas? I’ve collected several of my favorites, along with links to a tutorial.
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One of my favorite things about Christmas is seeing a perfectly decorated Christmas tree. I’ve seen gorgeous Christmas trees in downtown Pittsburgh, at Longwood Gardens, at the Christmas lights in Clinton Township and at my local Stauffer’s grocery store.
Although they’re beautiful, they’re not geeky whatsoever. A few years ago, a dear friend of mine gave me DIY superhero ornaments that I just adore.
When I started seeing Christmas tree ideas for geeks popping up on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to share some with you! The Harry Potter, Star Wars and superhero-themed Christmas trees are probably my favorite.
So, for next year? I’ve got serious #christmastreegoals.
See also: Be sure to visit my Pinterest board to see more Christmas Tree Ideas for Pop Culture Geeks.
Darth Vader doesn’t exactly evoke the warm feelings of love and giving we associate with Christmas. Nevertheless, this Star Wars Christmas tree is pretty darn impressive. I love how they used the helmet as the topper. The chest panel is especially inspired. They also hung Stormtroopers from their tree, but you could buy Star Wars Christmas tree ornaments.
This Harry Potter Christmas tree is like a dream come true! They’ve got everything in there: Marauder’s Map, Luna’s Spectrespecs, the letter from Hogwarts, all the house crests and a stag for Harry’s Patronus. Amazon sells Harry Potter Christmas tree ornaments, like Gringott’s Bank and house crests. The Quibbler, Ron’s sweater and the Hogwarts Express rest under the Christmas tree. The Sorting Hat tops it all off.
This Game of Thrones Christmas tree is more like a landscape than a decoration. The tree holds various ships, banners, castle keeps, family crests and armor. While the dragon’s egg is a nice touch, the howling face is a bit much. Maybe he’s singing Christmas carols? Although Amazon sells Game of Thrones Christmas tree ornaments, Etsy has a much better selection.
“Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg…” This Batman Christmas tree is far from smelly. Like the Darth Vader Christmas tree, this tree is topped with a mask and cape. The bat-covered garland is the perfect touch. I found some Batman grosgrain ribbon on Amazon.
If you visit my Pinterest board, you’ll see Doctor Who Christmas trees that are decorated to look like Daleks. This Doctor Who Christmas tree, however, lets the ornaments represent the good doctor. There’s plenty of blue and silver, which are taken from the iconic police box, better known as the Tardis.
Harley Quinn has been one of the most popular DC villainesses since her debut on Batman: The Animated Series. She was also the biggest scene-stealer in Suicide Squad. This Harley Quinn Christmas tree has lots of her favorite colors — red and black. Her harlequin mask and headdress are the main ornaments. Etsy has a fabulous selection of handmade Harley Quinn ornaments. I’m not crazy about that super creepy Joker waiting for her under the tree.
Iron Man and Captain America are all over this Marvel Christmas tree. (Although, I spy a Batman ornament. What’s up with that?) Marvel has a huge selection of official ornaments. I love the red and blue netting used as garland. They also used sparkly sprigs here and there.
With lots of “Bam!” and “Pow!” this Wonder Woman Christmas tree is a knock-out. I love all the stars, the tiara, the bodice and the WW logo. I’m not too sure about those dolls, however. I would substitute homemade ornaments with Gal Gadot’s and Lynda Carter’s pictures Mod Podged (glued) on them, or even some of these official ornaments.
This 8-bit Christmas tree with Pac-Man, Yoshi, Wreck-It Ralph and other video game characters is a marvel. I’m so impressed with the crafting genius this fan obviously has. If you want to make your own, I found a tutorial for making an 8-bit Christmas tree. Once the tree is built, you simply decorate it with LED lights and stickers. Couldn’t be easier!
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