DIY Apartment Decorating: Just in Time for the Holidays

Ever get stuck with how to make your holiday decorations stand out? Whether you are a college student looking to decorate your apartment without breaking the bank, or, simply love making home décor from scratch, the holidays are a great time to show others what you can make when you invite them over. Here are seven different projects you can try.

Apartment Holiday Decoration Ideas

Sock Snowmen

Sock Snowmen

Source: Dark Room & Dearly

These snowmen can easily rest on an end table within your living room and take less than a half hour to make! All you need is two socks, along with rice to fill the insides of the socks, buttons for the body, push pins for the nose, and some fabric for the snowman’s scarf.

DIY Upcycled Chanukah Menorah

DIY Upcycled Chanukah Menorah

Source: Moms & Crafters

Create your very own candles using small jars (i.e. baby formula, small mason jars.) Simply fill the jars with water, and use blue food dye for the outer candles, and a silver finish for the middle. When lighting candles, ensure that they are far from flammable materials such as curtains, drapes, and blinds. To prevent damage to tables, insert them in a properly sized candleholder or candelabra. Never leave them unattended.

Minimalist Nutcracker

Minimalist Nutcracker

Source: Kate’s Creative Space

Looking for unique, hand made ornaments that you can create for your Christmas tree? The best part of these ornaments: The materials needed to create them won’t break the bank.

Make Your Own Mistletoe

Make Your Own Mistletoe

Source: stayathomeartist.com

Simply hang this over a doorway or any arch in your apartment by using a command hook! This easy to make craft is great for those of you planning on hosting holiday gatherings.

Paper Dreidel Garland

Paper Dreidel Garland

Source: Paging Supermom

For those of you celebrating Chanukah and also happen to be interested in creating your own paper garland, this is a perfect project for you to try out. Paging Supermom has the paper you need to complete this project, along with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Iced Cookie Ornaments

Iced Cookie Ornaments

Source: dreamalittlebigger.com

Uniquely shaped and colored cookies are a common treat we all like to enjoy around the holidays. So, why not reflect that with an ornament to match?

Holiday Card Displays

Holiday Card Displays

Source: House for Five

If you have a lot of “Seasons Greetings” cards coming through your mailbox, why not get creative with how you display them? Grab some twine, and decorate some clothing pins in a Santa suit.


On behalf of our entire staff, Aspen Communities would like you wish you a happy holiday season!