Apartment living doesn’t have to rule out getting into the holiday spirit. Maybe you don’t have room for a Christmas tree. You can still decorate by hanging ornaments on a ficus or an umbrella plant. Or buy a beautiful poinsettia — that is a quick way to add a dash of color and cheer to your apartment. Living with plants is not your thing? Then here’s an idea for you: Make a winter wreath!
It’s simple to construct a wreath that can make apartment living more festive. For an evergreen wreath, you’ll just need a metal wreath frame, thin wire (both available in craft stores), and pruning shears or a sharp knife. Trim some greenery off a spruce, pine, fir, or cedar tree. Use the wire to wrap the greenery firmly onto the wreath frame. Embellish it with pinecones, holly berries, bows, or other decorations.
If your apartment living style is more fanciful, buy a Styrofoam wreath form and a roll of wide ribbon in your choice of color. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and fasten it with pins or staples. Using a hot glue gun, decorate your wreath with bows, Christmas ornaments, seashells, candy canes, silk flowers, or whatever strikes your fancy.
A jolly wreath can bring the spirit of the season to apartment living. So grab your tools, use your imagination, and get creative!
If you’re not happy in your current apartment, living there through the holidays could be a drag. But it doesn’t have to be like that. This is a great time to look for a new place. We specialize in Seattle apartments, Phoenix apartments, Austin apartments, and Dallas apartments, but you can use our site to look for apartments almost anywhere.