DIY Christmas Tree for Small Apartments
Rachel's answer to everything in life: tape it to the wall!
I do this a lot. See my gallery wall and advent calendar if, for some strange reason, you don't believe me.
My little sisters were once again lamenting the fact that my parents got rid of my family's 4 ft. tall Christmas tree 3 years ago (apparently it takes kids a long time to get over something like that), so, being the problem solver that I am, I went to the craft cupboard, grabbed two kinds of green paper and some gold-colored sparkly foam, along with the paper chopper and masking tape, and had this up on the wall in 20 minutes. The hardest part was cutting out a semi-decent star free hand. Stars and I never seem to get along.
The girls might make ornaments to "hang on" (aka tape to) its branches, but I like this simple design, which I modeled after the Christmas tree on the cards we made a few years ago.
My parents have no regrets about throwing the Christmas tree away. Certain lifestyle changes must be made if you want to fit your large family into one small apartment, and that was one of them. This wall tree is a good compromise.
If you're looking for other "flat Christmas tree" ideas, Chelsea posted a cool one with a totally different look from mine on her blog last year.
p.s. Our flat Christmas tree makes a cameo appearance in our latest video, which is about the difference between Christmas traditions in Michigan vs. Christmas traditions in SE Asia. If you've ever celebrated Christmas in a tropical climate, you'll be able to relate to a lot of this. This video is a perfect fit for the December Vlog Challenge at the Murphmans, so I'm linking up there!
What does your tree look like this year?
Can you tell the difference between a fairy and an Angel? (Watch our Youtube video if you're confused by the question)