12 DIYs of Christmas: Add some Holiday Cheer to your Small Apartment or Living Space with these Festive DIY projects for a Beautiful Bohemian Christmas
It's that time of year again! How does it always sneak up so fast?! And why do we always decide to move house right before it?! We're officially crazy... but Christmas is a great excuse for DIY craft projects and glitter glue ...as if I ever needed one?!
This Christmas, after moving back into Mum's to save money for our narrowboat, we just wont have the space for the big 6 foot Norwegian Spruce Christmas tree we rocked in the Creepy cottage or Townhouse, so I have been looking for some inspiration for alternative festive decorations and projects that don't eat up your living space. And there are some lovely ways to add a little festive cheer to even the smallest spaces. Bonus, if you don't live in shoebox like we do at the mo and have a large home, even better.. you can just make even more of them!
Here are some of my absolute favourite festive DIYs for a beautiful Bohemian Christmas with links to the original tutorials.
Peace Sign Wreath made with twigs and fairy lights by Dishfunctional Designs
|DIY Twig & Tree Branch Peace Sign Wreath Tutorial - click here|
I just adore this clever DIY Twig and Tree Brach Peace Wreath project by artist Laura over at Dishfunctional Designs. In a world gone commercial and just plain ol' crazy, it's the perfect reminder of the old-time meaning of Christmas. Her entire blog is full of amazing DIY projects and ideas so head over there now for this tutorial and a bunch more awesome-sauce. Plus there are cats.
Pom Pom garlands like these used in Fenton & Fenton's Christmas display and Cox & Cox
|PHOTO CREDIT: Fenton & Fenton|
|PHOTO CREDIT: COX & COX|
The bright colours of these luxurious little pom pom garlands add instant festive cheer and they are so quick & easy to make. Especially if you use the hand wrap method, see a lovely clear tutorial of that by danamadeit by clicking here.... or for making them in bulk, this genius tutorial by Flax & Twine here . That Christmas tree made from branches would also be a great and relatively simple DIY project.
DIY God's Eye Ornaments by Erica at Honestly WTF
|DIY God's Eyes turorial at Honestly WTF - click here|
If you haven't come across this site yet, you are seriously missing out. Honestly WTF is stacked full of uh-mazing DIY projects and home inspo and these bold and beautiful mandala God's Eye decorations are perfect for adding a boho inspired festive touch to your home. Hang a whole bunch together in a corner as a feature if you are limited on space or if you do have room for a tree make some mini ones as Bohemian tree ornaments.
DIY Geode and Crystal Tree Ornaments by SoulMakes
|SoulMakes Geode & Crystal Tree Ornament Tutorial - click here|
These stunning Bohemian Festive decorations look gorgeous and are a doddle to make - check out SoulMakes blog for the tutorial - it's so simple yet so so effective. I would love to see these draped all over rustic twigs and branches in a chunky ass glass vase and lit up with some warm fairy lights. Be sure to check out the rest of the SoulMakes blog too - it's full of the most beautiful photography and you can shop with them at SoulMakes.com.
|DIY Glitter Feather Brach Chandelier tutorial - click here|
Pinterest is full of beautiful gold and glitter dipped feathers as Wedding Decor but over at A Bubbly Life, crafter Laurel has made this gorgeous Gold Glitter Dipped Feather Chandelier using feathers and an upcycled tree branch which is just perfect for the Holiday season. Tbh, I would like this up all year round it's so pretty! Head on over to the A Bubbly Life blog for the tutorial. Bonus: She also sells DIY kits!! Awesome.
Pom Pom Pinecones by One Little Project at a Time
How adorable are these pom pom pinecone ornaments by Debbie over at One Little Project?! So so cute and so simple to make using her wonderful tutorial here. I love these so much. Perfect to suspend in bulk from a light fitting as a chandelier, make a garland with, add colour to a wreath or just pop a big pile in a bowl as a coffee table centrepiece.
Space Saving Washi Tape Christmas Tree and more at Lushome
|Get the tutorials at www.lushome.com - click here|
This is the ultimate in compact living festive edition - check it out, a Christmas tree which takes up no space! Uh-mazing. Over at Lushome you can find tutorials for this gorgeous washi tape Christmas tree and more. I love the string art too. And what makes these trees even better is, they also make for a green and eco-friendly Holiday season.
Marshmallow Snow Fall Garland Mantle Decor by Blue Eyed Yonder
|Marshmallow Snow Garland by Blue Eyed Yonder - click here|
This has to be one of the most creative and adorable mantles I have ever seen! Blue Eyed Yonder made this whimsical Winter Wonderland in her Southern US home and it is truly stunning. Follow the link here for more DIY and vintage goodness. String together as many marshmallows as you can without eating them and suspend on a rod or cane above the fireplace - just don't light it!
As with all small space decorating, you need to use your vertical space so these pretty whimsical bauble and ribbon chandeliers are perfect! Simply hang them from your mirrors, picture frames, or shelving and suspend from ceilings to create a beautiful candy-coloured winter wonderland. Get the tutorial from RealSimple here.
Glitter Fruit Decorations
I love glitter any time of the year but at Christmas time it's an essential. The more of it the better. This is a great way to add a little sparkle to your coffee or dining table if you don't have space for lots of decor because your living space is small. All you need is some PVA, a ton of glitter and some plastic fruit from the £1 or dollar store.
Match Stick Art Snowflake Decorations
This DIY prject has been doing the rounds on Pinterest for a few years now and comes with detailed instructions but I cannot find the original source anywhere to credit the craftster - if you know please comment below! But basically you need cardboard and burnt matched and some glue to make these beautiful rustic looking boho stars and snowflakes. Make a batch and attach your walls using blu-tac or picture hanging tape for a nordic feel.
Glitter Twigs and Sparkly Branches by Momtastic
|Sparkly Branches by Momtastic - click here|
Last by no means last on my twelve DIYs of Christmas, 12 Festive DIYs for a Beautiful Bohemian Christmas is an oldy but a goody - so simple, so quick, so effective. The glittered twig. Pop them in a tall vase and you have a beautiful festive arrangement. Easy as pie to DIY, just gather some twigs from your garden or your next Sunday stroll or ramble , dry them out for a day then lather them up in PVA glue and add bucketloads of glitter. See Momtastics's tutorial here with helpful tip to stop you walking glitter around your home way into the New Year.
See more Bohemian Festive Holiday and Christmas inspiration, including cute crochet ornaments on my Bohemian Christmas Pinterest Board here.