We know that small spaces can get pretty crammed through the holidays. Here are six easy and low-cost Do-It-Yourself Decorations that’ll transform your small square footage into a custom Winter Wonderland!
1. Decorative Christmas Pillow
Have an old flannel or an ugly Christmas sweater that you just can’t part ways with? Make a custom accent pillow! If you can’t sew, no problem at all. Just grab some scissors and hot glue and you’ll be feeling jolly in no time.
2. On-The-Wall Christmas Trees
A real Christmas tree isn’t always practical in an apartment. There are plenty of other ways to spread the Christmas cheer without the traditional Douglas Fur. Whether it be garland, sticks, wooden planks or Washi tape, your unconventional Christmas tree will light up any room. This simple decoration is not only a space saver but a CASH saver!
3. Mini Winter Globes
These little decorations are perfect for your dresser, counter-top, shelf or mantle. If you have extra mason jars or vases, you can easily make a miniature winter wonderland. You can insert some customized craft-paper trees, scaled-model trees or even pine cones and cranberries! Fill with water or artificial snow and you’ve got an instant winter globe.
4. Christmas Ornaments: Words with Friends
Have an old word game that you don’t use anymore? Recycle those letters into super special Christmas ornaments for everyone! Whip out the hot glue gun and some yarn and create some memories. You can have your children spell out their first names or even get the family together and create one with your last name. There are endless possibilities with this craft.
5. Christmas Wreaths
Let everyone in your apartment building know how you feel about Christmas with a wreath! Talk about a space saver, this decoration takes up virtually no space and is super duper easy. You can make it out of sticks, pine cones, tinsel, twine, old colorful Christmas bulbs, wine corks and even toilet paper rolls!
6. Advent Calendar
If you’re needing a family craft this Christmas, try out an Advent Calendar. You can make one for the whole month of December or just for the 12 Days of Christmas! Either way, this is a craft that everyone can participate in. You can customize with gifts, sweet sayings or just leave it as is. This calendar will get you in the Christmas spirit, no doubt.
Don’t be a Scrooge this Christmas! Deck the Halls! Be Merry! If you’re screaming “Bah Humbug,” do some of these simple crafts. You’ll be saying “Ho Ho Ho,” in no time.
Written by Austin Devault