Not everyone gets to celebrate the holidays in their RV. Many people winterize their rigs for winter time. Well we live in our’s and since it is our tiny home on wheels it gets decorated just like any other home during the holidays. I decorate for fall time as well which I will cover in another post. But this post is dedicated to the Christmas holidays! I am a little obsessed with Christmas I’ll admit it!. I already have a list of MORE decorations I am getting for next year to help bring the spirit into the rest of the RV! Although these photos are not the best here are the decorations that we put up in our RV every year. Let’s start with the outside and work our way in. The first photo was the only one I have at night. I tried again this year to get a better photo at night but in the site we are in it’s VERY hard to get a decent photo with my phone. I’m working on getting a hold of a better camera. The second picture is taken at dusk so you can see the lights are turned on but you can also see the wreaths I put up! I got a deal with the wreaths. I found them all at Goodwill, of course. Some had bows and some had other decorations. I just took those off and made sure they all had red matching bows. I hung them with up with the stronger, larger command hooks. I keep the hooks up during the year so it makes decorating the next year much easier. I also used the smaller clear plastic command hooks to hang the lights up on along the sides of the RV.
Now let’s move on to the inside…..
Many of the decorations are from my all time favorite store, Goodwill! They put them up starting around Dec 1. It’s wonderful because you can find so many really nice decorations at a very low cost. The rest of the decorations I purchased from a variety of stores like Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walmart, Big Lots, and another one of my favorites, Hobby Lobby! That is where I got the Christmas tree from. They start before selling them before Thanksgiving even arrives. They are usually 60% off for most of the season. I got mine for $65. It came pre-lit, flocked and is 5ft tall. I got my Christmas bedding from a store online. I went to find the link for it to share with you but it’s no longer available. I picked it up, as with many Christmas items, after Christmas! I am currently buying the decorations I want for next year because they are on sale at a crazy price right now! Most of the items I picked out are actually at Joann’s online. The lighted garland I have strung across my mantel was actually a DIY project I found online by CreateCraftLove. It took some time but was easy and fun to do! The green couch pillow I found at Goodwill, and the one behind it I made. Well I made the covers. I actually made two of them with THIS Youtube tutorial, the Crafty Gemeni. *Side note: the gal who makes these video’s is SO helpful and informative. I really enjoy learning from her video’s since I’m still at the beginning stages of learning how to sew properly. Anyway, for the covers I used a tablecloth also found at Goodwill. I originally made pillow covers that aren’t removable for fall. I made the covers to save space but still be able to have Christmas pillows. Then I made 2 more covers that stay on during the rest of the year. I know most of you are thinking “where in the world does she store all of this stuff?” Well I will cover that in another blog post about how I organize our outside storage space.
So like I said I wanted to share with you some cool ways you can decorate for the holidays in your own RV. Here are some neat ideas you can use for the next holiday season!
1. Snowman Fridge Hack – click HERE for the tutorial.
2. Christmas Frame Decoration
3. Cabinets turned into presents.
4. Paper Towel Roll Tree Ornaments – click HERE for the tutorial.
5. Wine Cork Reindeer – click HERE for the tutorial.
6. Glass, Paper, Glitter Tree Ornaments – click HERE for the tutorial.
7. Wire Star Ornaments – click HERE for the tutorial.
8. Pine Cone Christmas Trees – click HERE for the tutorial.
9. Santa and Reindeer Garland – click HERE for the tutorial.
9. Ombre Christmas Trees – click HERE for the tutorial.
10. Ping Pong Christmas Lights – click HERE for the tutorial.
11. Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree – click HERE for the tutorial.
12. Ornament Garland – click HERE for the tutorial.
13. Terra Cotta Snowman – click HERE for the tutorial.
14. PVC Pipe Candy Canes – click HERE for the tutorial.
15. Snowflake Streamers – click HERE for the tutorial.
16. Tomato Cage Christmas Trees – click HERE for the tutorial.
17. Christmas Wine Bottle Decorations
18. Light Christmas Tree
19. Christmas Candle
20. Christmas Bedding
21. Orange Round Garland – click HERE for the tutorial.
22. Oranges with cloves
Do you spend Christmas time in your RV? What are some of your family traditions that you have kept while full timing? Leave a comment for me telling me how you keep the spirit of the holidays while living or camping in your RV! I’d love to know how others decorate and celebrate!