When it comes to getting in the Christmas spirit, most of us can’t do that without decorations and fun Christmas traditions such as sipping hot cocoa while watching Christmas movies, ice skating in an open rink in the city center, or going caroling with family and friends. If you find yourself in a limited space this year, you may be wondering how you are going to decorate or create your own Christmas wonderland without making your space cramped and unlivable. Luckily, there are plenty of creative ways you can have a Christmas tree in a small space. Here are some simple DIY Chistmas tree ideas to inspire you.
This festive tree uses wrapping paper and paper garland to create a tree-like wall hanging that is almost as impressive as the real thing. It’s quick and easy to make and you can use any of your favorite paper materials in solids or patterns. I love the paper garland that looks like multi-colored lights and the presents under the tree really adds a special touch. Get the full DIY tutorial here.
Create your own small rustic Christmas tree using branches and twigs found in nature or in your own backyard! This is a cute idea that will take some planning. The graduated tree branches are hung by jute and wrapped with string lights, and decorated with ornaments.
Create a minimalistic simple Christmas tree using fresh greenery such as rosemary in the image below. It’s a simple DIY idea that is fun, creative, and festive for a modern touch. Check out the tutorial here.
This little tree takes advantage of a trendy art form that is still being used today: String Art. If you construct this tree, you can make it any size and as simple or as complicated as you like. It would work great directly on the wall or on a canvas or piece of wood that you frame and hang up. This lets you showcase some of your favorite Christmas ornaments, which is a huge plus for those that have some treasured items and vintage ornaments.
Washi tape is another simple way to create a Christmas tree on the wall. You can use any color tape or even patterned tape to create your own personalized Christmas tree! Use paper garland to dress up your tree or use string to hang small and light ornaments.
I love this tree because it just glows, literally. You can use lights in any colors that you want and make it any size. You could even hang ornaments on it like you see in the string art tree above. For some, it’s all about the glow of the Christmas lights, so this lets you have the same feeling in a small space. Can you imagine how pretty this is at night?
This is a really creative idea – using copper pipes? Copper pipes are not expensive and can easily be cut in various lengths, tied together with a string and hung on the wall for a modern twist to the Christmas tree colors and design. Hang ornaments to add finishing touches and details to your copper tree!
This hanging tree ornament mobile is easier than it looks! Get the full tutorial here. I love it because it is so whimsical and fun and creates a 3D tree suspended in air. You can use any color ornaments and any size, although green and redwill give you more of a Christmas tree look and feel. When you hang it from the ceiling, you can choose how low or or how high it goes to make it fit in your space. You can add more ornaments to create a more dramatic, fuller tree and dress your tree further by hanging paper garland from the strings or in the mix to make it look like a decorated tree. There are so many possibilities!
Remember, even if you have a small space that can’t accommodate a traditional tree this year, you can still build and decorate your own version of a Christmas tree using wall space or a corner! Get creative, be inspired, break out the color, and create something that makes you happy! Merry Christmas!