DIY RV Christmas Decorations That Are Easy To Make
The holidays are upon us! When you look around your RV, you may notice that there just isn’t a lot of festive cheer to be seen. RVs are wonderful, but they can tend to look a bit bland when everything around you is bright, cheerful, and ready for Santa to arrive. To help you bring some Christmas cheer inside your camper, we’ve found some DIY RV Christmas decorations that are easy to make.
Garlands are a holiday classic and they’re perfect as RV decorations. They won’t take up much space, so you can just place them along the bottom of your cabinets or hang them from your ceiling.
Orange garlands are becoming a popular decoration. It’s easy to see why! They’re colorful, fragrant, and easy to make. For the simplest version, all you need are some fresh oranges and string. If you want, you can incorporate other fruits like apples and lemons as well.
Slice the oranges between 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch thick and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 2-3 hours in a 225-degree oven. Remove the oranges and lightly sprinkle with spices if desired (cinnamon and cloves are best).
Then you just need to poke holes in the oranges with a needle and thread them along the string. If the oranges are too brittle, you can also secure them to the string with small clothespins.
Lights and Greenery Garland
This garland is a bit more commercial because you’ll need to buy all the components pre-made. Luckily they’re quite cheap and the end result is charming. For this craft, you just need some artificial pine greenery and a string of lights (Christmas lights or battery-powered fairy lights work well).
The pine greens can usually be found at nearby dollar stores or craft stores. If possible, look for ones that have flexible wires built in. If you can’t find flexible ones, wind a green wire around the length of each piece of greenery.
Once you have your supplies, just wind the greenery around the string of lights. Secure it with extra wire if necessary and hang the garland wherever you would like.
Who doesn’t love a white Christmas? Even if it’s not snowy outside your camper, these DIY RV Christmas decorations will bring the snow to you (without lowering the temperature).
Paper snowflakes are a classic decoration. These are super easy to make and won’t take up any room in your RV. You and your kids can freehand your snowflakes or you can print off templates to make beautiful designs. You can find 15 free printable designs here.
Just grab your scissors and some white paper, and let it snow!
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
Paper snowflakes are great, but if you want something a little sturdier for your DIY RV Christmas decorations, you can also make them out of popsicle sticks.
You just need a box or two of popsicle sticks, white paint, glue, and maybe some glitter for extra sparkle! Paint all of the sticks white (front and back) and let them dry. Next, arrange them in the geometric pattern of your choice and glue the overlapping edges together.
You can also break a few sticks to make shorter pieces for your designs. Finally, you can sprinkle them with glitter (if desired) and hang them on your walls, windows, or doors.
Stockings are another Christmas staple. If you’ll be spending Christmas in your camper, you’ll definitely want to bring along some stockings. After all, Santa has to have a place to leave presents! Although classic stockings will be just fine for the purpose, you can add a little decorative flair to your RV by personalizing the stockings.
There are tons of ways to do this. If you know how to crochet or knit, there are lots of stocking patterns out there for you! Buttons and beads add a bit of color and texture if you sew them on. You can also go a no-sew route and use hot glue or a staple gun to secure felted designs, letters, and pom-poms to the fabric.
A set of personalized stockings can really add a lot of holiday charm to an RV. It’s also a good way to prevent confusion on Christmas morning if everyone knows whose is whose.
Wreaths are an easy way to add festive cheer to your living space. Because they hang on the backs of doors or on walls, they take up very little space. This makes them perfect DIY RV Christmas decorations. You can easily buy a cheap wreath, but you can also make them. Wreaths can be made with pom-poms, ornaments, felted designs, and floral pieces. But the easiest design to make is the ribbon wreath!
One of the easiest DIY wreaths to make is a ribbon wreath. All you need is a foam wreath ring and a wide decorative ribbon. Sew or hot glue the ribbon edge to the back of the wreath and begin wrapping the ribbon around it. Make sure you don’t leave any gaps! Overlapping is fine as long as you like the way the pattern looks.
Once the surface is completely wrapped and covered, cut the ribbon and secure the loose end to the back. Then you can use the remaining ribbon to tie a decorative bow!
Christmas Tree Alternatives
What’s Christmas without a Christmas tree? It’s tough to fit a traditional tree into an RV, but there are lots of DIY RV Christmas decorations that can fill that same need. People have gotten very creative and have made miniature trees out of spoons, pine cones, paper, and lots of other materials! We’re just going to talk about one simple design here though.
Collapsible Wooden Tree
This decoration is easy to make and can look any way you want it to! Basically, this design is just a collection of horizontal wooden pieces that have holes bored in the middle. They then stack on top of a wooden dowel that stands upright on a flat base. The wood pieces can easily swing outward to resemble a 3D tree or align (one on top of the other) to form a more 2D outline.
The wood can be any shape or size you want, which makes it fun and personalized. Many people like to use driftwood, while others use painted children’s blocks. It’s a fun design that is easy to set up, but also easy to collapse when you need to save space.
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