1. Display your holiday cards on the wall along with pops of greenery.
Even if you don’t have much floor space, chances are you still have walls. Find out how to make the little boughs here.
2. Make wintry wall designs with washi tape.
Say that five times fast.
3. If you can’t fit a whole tree into your space, buy a half tree.
They’re for sale (and, of course, sadly fake) at places like Target. Quarter trees are also available for tucking into corners.
5. Make a wall decal tree.
Make like this amazing example and use any stickers, letters, and tchotchkes you have on hand.
7. Or branches with lights.
Even if you do have a tree, these are rad ways to have EVEN MORE TREES.
8. Use the same technique to create a simple and beautiful Star of David.
9. Use graham crackers to make a miniature “gingerbread” house.
Get the full directions here.
10. Even cuter and tinier? Edible snowglobes.
Find out how to make these lil guys here.
11. Make glue gun snowflakes.
Use your windows, much like your walls, to their full advantage.
12. Hang paper snowflakes over a window so they can catch the light.
They don’t have to be quite as intricate as these.
13. If you’re having people over, use a tiered stand to maximize space.
And don’t be afraid to mix sweet and savory food on the same serving receptacle.
14. Make or buy a menorah with separate candlesticks for easy storage.
It’s nontraditional but is a lovely way to put your own stamp on the holiday. Directions here.
15. Use unexpected surfaces to display an advent calendar.
16. The advantage of having a small tree is that you can put it in a basket!
Which will make cleanup much, much more pleasant after New Year’s.
17. Gussy up your chairs.
Everyone’s gotta sit. Get the tutorial for these here.
18. Hang ornaments from your ceiling.
You’ve probably got way more space up there than on surfaces closer to ground level. This is especially easy if you’re putting up string lights — just tie (lightweight) ornaments on.
19. Make miniature rosemary wreaths.
It’s surprisingly easy and you can display them on a table, a mantle, or anywhere else that needs a little life.
20. Use your wrapping paper as part of your decorating.
Find out how to make this wall rack here.