How To Fit Christmas Into Your College Dorm or Apartment

There are several obstacles to great interior decoration in college: namely, budget, time, and space. This Christmas season, we are coming to you early with cheap and easy DIY decorations to give your dorm room or apartment a little holiday cheer.

Rosemary Wreath

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Make a mini version of one of the season’s most iconic decorations with only a rubber band, , and fresh rosemary, which can be found any supermarket. These small wreathes look great hanging up, or tucked under place settings and gift wrapping.

Instructions can be found .

Gold Christmas Lights

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This DIY is as easy as they come. A quick coat of gold will give your lights a festive feel, but will still look great in your room well after the holiday season is over.

Instructions can be found .

Gold Branches

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While you’re at it, spray paint a few twigs and put them in a mason jar on your desk. Sounds silly, but you’ll thank me for it.

Instructions and other similar ideas can be found .


Pine Cone Christmas Trees

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The best part about this alternative Christmas tree is that it can sit in the palm of your hand. All you need is a little , a pine cone, and green paint. Stars are optional. (The blogger from Scissors and Spoons made hers from tin foil, but  is an option from Amazon.)

Instructions can be found .

Twig Candle Votives

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This was actually one of my first DIYs. (Oh, the memories!) Gather twigs from outside and superglue them onto a drug store candle for a sophisticated, festive feel.

Add a Sprig of Green to the Photos You Already Have

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Use the leftover rosemary from the wreathes to add a touch of the holidays to photos you already have hanging up. Artifact Uprising also suggests using this sneakily easy technique for personalized holiday wrapping.

Instructions can be found .

Minimalist Christmas Tree

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This DIY doesn’t have instructions, but it’s beautiful to look at! Throw together a few twigs and simulate pine sprigs with rosemary.

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