First things first: vintage Christmas ornaments. How silly, you're thinking. They break. What's the difference? The difference, my friends, is you can usually find a lot of ornaments that end up costing about $1-$2 each. Even places like Target charge more than that.
|Vintage bulbs from Etsy. Check Ebay for even cheaper, but more random, assortments|
|Vintage Diamond Ray icicles from Etsy|
|Here's a great tutorial from Design Sponge|
|You betcha I'll be cooking up some cinnamon ornaments to scent the whole apartment|
It's easy to add some sparkle with bunting and garlands. Garlands work on the tree, of course, but how about hanging over doorways?
|Another garland you could use year 'round|
|Super easy crepe paper bunting|
|Vintage foil or tinsel garlands|
|Confetti System from West Elm, which would take all of 10 minutes to DIY at home|
|Speaking of Confetti System, I've already made two of these DIY Confetti System ornaments|
Decorations. I am alll over teensy little trees.
|A beautiful mantel|
|A Christmasy corner|
|DIY snow globe|
And there are so many more things, like lights, wrapping paper, wreaths, recipes. The challenge of planning Christmas in a small apartment is figuring out where everything goes after Christmas. I've also saved a few other holiday crafts right here. Just in case I find an extra few inches of suface area in the apartment.
How about you? How are you planning to decorate for Christmas?