Hello Thursday Crafthackers.
As you may know, I’m a small space living person, and so I’m all for ideas that save space and time. Now, these may not save you time, but there are several that are good ways to save space. For those of you who love decorating for Christmas but don’t have the space, this DIY is for you. There are many sources for these, but this particular partial list is coming from My First Apartment. Some will come with tutorials, others are inspirations that are easily adaptable (meaning, this is a post all about thinking outside the box, this season, rather than a tutorial on how to do each) I’m going to pick a few of my favourites to show you, and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did.
I absolutely adore this cut pipe tree. Made from different sizes of plastic pipes, (which if you can’t find in other colours, you could spray paint to be pine tree green or another super fun holiday colour like, silver or gold…) The best part is that you can still decorste it with ornaments in the pipes, or if your pipes are different lengths, you can even string garlands across it. The only downside is storing it for next year.
I love these fun trees made out of Washi tape, which is a rice paper masking tape with a low adhesive so it works similarly to a decal. You can find these at local craft stores, and give you the option of having your tree take up no space, and you can make as many as big as you like, and then you don’t have to worry about storing them over the winter. Just keep your rolls of tape to reuse and you’re golden.
I’m loving how this diy tree looks, with just books and lights. If you’re a reader, then this could be for you. It takes up a little space to set up, but when you’re done, you don’t have to worry about storage – just put your books back on the shelf. It’s super easy and super cute, and looks great with the lights draped on it.
Lastly, I think this is such an amazing idea. You could do so much, with strategic frame hanging. Picture it.. (haha), you could have photos of pine trees to give the idea of a tree, you can spray paint frames in silver and gold and use wrapping paper instead of photos in the frames. You could even just wrap the frames with wrapping paper so you have a tree made out of gifts! You could also print whatever you would like to look at over the holidays to be your tree. For this, your two dimensional possibilities are endless.
I hope all of you who live with small spaces got inspired, and will find your own way to make your space special.