How to decorate your small space for the Holidays with these 5 great Christmas tree alternatives
Living in a big city certainly has many perks. The bad side of these perks is usually having to live in a smaller space. I personally don’t have enough space to set up a huge Christmas tree like I used to back at my parent’s home when I was young. That’s how I came up with these very festive Christmas tree alternatives that will take up very minimal space but will sure fill up your heart with the Holiday spirit!
Also, if you’re on a budget but want to get into that Christmas spirit too, these Christmas tree alternatives are very affordable and easy to put together. Your Christmas decorations definitely won’t break the bank this year!
I was inspired to do this Holiday inspired terrarium when I was shopping downtown and I saw this clear double sided glass bowl. You can basically take any bowl to do this project. If you find a clear double-sided one it will add a little pizzaz because you’ll be able to insert tiny lights in it that will give that extra sparkle to your room.
I chose three small succulents from IKEAand added moss and small decorations. After I was done with the plants part, I added a string of battery-powered LED lights.
- Plants: 15$
- Bowl: 35$
- LED Lights: 10$
- Total: 60$
Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)
This one is pretty simple. Buy a Norfolk Island pine at your local plants market. They will usually have these pines in different sizes. I went for a small sized pine to keep it minimal.
Pro tip: check your local IKEA, they often have it in the Holidays.
I went for a concrete to achieve a minimalistic and modern style. Later, I added some gold ornaments to contrast with the greenery. To give an even more festive look, I later added a mini pennant garland, found while I was in Copenhagen.
This simple T-Stand will allow any type of space to hang some Christmas ornaments. I found this stand at IKEA, but you can definitely do it yourself with Balsa wood and make it a complete project.
- Christmas ornaments: House of Hackney
I fell in love with this small concrete tree on my last trip to Copenhagen. It gives the whole decor a very modern & minimalistic touch. I found it at Plint.
Glittery Pine Cone Bowl
Of all the 5 Christmas tree alternatives, this must be the easiest one and perhaps the least expensive. You can take a bowl you already own and throw a couple pine cones in it and sprinkle some glitter on top of it.