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Christmas Decor and DIY Ideas for a Small Home

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Looking for some Christmas decor and DIY ideas for a small home? Let’s take a look at some tiny house Christmas inspiration!


The Christmas spirit is starting early this year for many people! And can you blame ’em us?

Do you remember the Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour? It was so lovely and so inspiring.

Well, this weekend, I’m starting to prepare My Wee Abode for the Christmas tour coming December 2nd! We’ll have at least 25 bloggers over 5 days sharing their Christmas homes and decor! Be sure to put it on your calendar!

christmas decor and diy ideas collage of different christmas projects

In the meantime, I thought some tiny house Christmas inspiration might be in order. Oh, but don’t worry… all these Christmas decor and DIY ideas are great for any size home, whether you live in a mansion or a dorm room!

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Big Ideas for Decorating a Small Tree

Just a reminder, My Wee Abode is a 400 square foot loft apartment located in sunny So Cal, just minutes from the beach.

Small Christmas trees are a must in tiny spaces, especially an apartment, dorm, or even a recreational vehicle (yes, people DO live in RVs!).

Here’s some simple, but helpful, ideas for decorating a small tree.

christmas decor and diy ideas coastal style tiny christmas tree in aqua and rose gold

Tiny Christmas trees are even fun to put in a bedroom or kitchen! Go wild with your seasonal self!

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

But before you start decorating that tree, why not create some gorgeous ornaments with a casual vibe… you might even call them coastal, but you can put your own twist on these!

coastal ornament with sea glass look and coastal charms

Decorate a Christmas Mantel with a Flocked Garland

Using a flocked garland from King of Christmas was a highlight of my decor last year!

It’s easy to create a faux Christmas mantel using this amazing pre-lit garland and adding just a few snowy elements! You can be sure that this garland will be making another appearance this year!

christmas decor and diy ideas faux mantel with christmas decor and lights

FREE Winter and Christmas Printable Art

You just can’t beat free, right? Especially when it’s easy and beatiful.

There are LOTS of free printable available in the My Wee Abode Printables Library. And these Christmas and Winter printables are just the beginning!

merry and bright christmas printable in white frame and red ribbon

These make great gifts, too! Just print and pop in a frame! Great for hostess gifts, Christmas newlyweds or your college student!

You can get access to these Christmas printables and so much more by becoming a MWA VIP! It’s so easy…

Just click on the button below!

Best Christmas Gifts for Children’s Quiet Playtime

Speaking of gifts, this list of 25+ toys for kids is perfect for Christmas! And, this gift guide is perfect for creating quiet playtime for your toddler and K-2 child! (They help keep my grandchildren quiet in church, too!)

christmas decor and diy ideas childrens animal toys and blocks

Create a Holiday Coffee Station – More Tiny House Christmas Inspiration

If you know me, you know I love my coffee. And I especially love my coffee cubby in my tiny kitchen.

Here are some helpful tips on how to create a lovely holiday coffee bar in a small space!

christmas coffee mugs and bottle brush trees on white surface

Holiday Nutmeg Cookies

How ’bout some yummy cookies to go with that coffee (or tea, or cocoa)?

These nutmeg cookies have a secret ingredient that just might surprise you. They are a family favorite around here!

christmas decor and diy ideas holiday cookies on white platter with berries and greens

Easy 15-Minute Winter Wreath

You can’t have a Christmas-decor-and-diy-ideas-for-a-small-home-post without a wreath, right?

This wintery coastal wreath seriously took about 15 minutes to put together. And, if you want to make it more ‘Christmas-y”, drop the coastal elements and add more pinecones, berries and ornaments! Tada!

coastal winter wreath hanging on window pane

Little Wooden Christmas Houses – Christmas DIY

These wooden houses from Crissy at First Day of Home are easy to make and are SO stinkin’ cute!

Crissy shows you how to make these little DIY Christmas houses, along with how to style them under a cloche! Gorgeous and fun to make!

christmas decor and diy ideas wooden houses on round tray with snow and trees with other decor

Wood Slice Christmas Tree Art

How ’bout a simple DIY that packs a Christmas punch?! No, we aren’t talking Wassail here. 😉

Rita from Harbour Breeze Home is sharing her easy tutorial for creating this rustic Christmas tree sign. Don’t you just love the little sprig on the top of the tree?

wood slice christmas tree art with sprig of greenery

Outdoor Christmas Decor Inspiration for a Small Home

Although in comparison to My Wee Abode I wouldn’t call her home small, Paula from Sweet Pea is sharing her tips on how to add Christmas decor to a small porch.

Isn’t that monogram wreath pretty (and so unique)?!

christmas decor and diy ideas outdoor christmas decor

Christmas Decor and DIY Plush Trees

You don’t even have to know how to sew to create these lovely stuffed Christmas trees from County Road 407! But you CAN sew them, if you want… but you don’t have to (did I mention that?).

Cindy is sharing how to create these lovely fabric Christmas trees and also shows how we can embellish them to fit our holiday style! Gotta love these!

stuffed fabric christmas trees on dining table

Small House Glitter Ornaments

Well, talk about small homes! Michelle from Thistle Key Lane is sharing how to create these lovely, sparkly house ornaments. I love how these are tiny, yet they make a big statement on a Christmas tree!

You could even use these on a mantel or in a centerpiece for your Christmas dinner table!

christmas decor and diy ideas sparkly house ornament in tree

So tell me, are you inspired to start your Christmas decorating early? What style will you be going with? Rustic, glam, farmhouse, coastal, minimal? I’d love to hear your plans in the comments!

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  1. I really liked a lot of these ideas–the blue bulb with the seaside vibe fascinated me.Liked the starfish on the wreathe, too! I’m slow–but I got all of my Halloween stuff put away this past week! This week is devoted to last minute baking and crafting for the church bazaar on 11/14, THEN I will think more about our Christmas! I delivered a bag of wrapped Christmas to my daughter on Sat. to get 1 bag of clutter out from underfoot! I tend to do traditional with 2 Nativity sets, a tree with multi-colored lights and a mix of ornaments. Am going heavy on little red truck decor, though! Found gift bags at Dollar Tree this week. Have framed several prints of different trucks. Have pillows to make from placemats!

  2. Julie, thanks so much for including my little wooden houses in your roundup! I love all of your Christmas decor ideas. I think one of my favorite Christmas posts of yours was the flocked garland and that coastal ornament. Okay, I guess that’s two favorites! Happy Holidays to you! I can’t wait to see your tour in December! Hugs, Crissy

    1. You’re allowed TWO faves… this time! Thanks for stopping in and letting me share your lovely wooden houses!

  3. I’m inspired! But not ready. Although I may kick in a few crafty projects soon and you have spectacular ideas here. I’ve made the little houses before — I love them. The cloche idea is so cute. Those nutmeg cookies look fabulous too! I wish we had Thanksgiving like they do in Canada — mid-October. Then I’d feel better about decking the halls early!

    1. Hey, Jeanie… so glad you are inspired. Yes, I’ve often thought how nice it might be to have Thanksgiving at the same time our Canadian friends do! The price we pay for living in the U.S., I guess!

    1. Hehe… yep… very tiny! It’s the perfect size for me, except when I’m renovating or decorating… then I don’t have much room to walk with containers etc.

  4. Hi Julie – I can’t believe the holiday season is here! Where does the time go. There are so many great ideas in this post. I love the monogramed wreath. Thank you for linking up with the Home Imagined Link Party.

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