JoKo Travels-Jodie and Kory travel full-time in a Montana 385BR with pooch Kallie. After 3 Christmas', Jodie shares how to keep the decorating to a minimum, repurpose, and do it yourself on everything.
Alrighty y'all, it's that time again, the most magical holiday of the year!🎄 After 3 Christmas' in the RV, we've picked up a few things and want to share what we can with you!
Let's dive right in!
First things first, keep it minimal. You live in a tiny house remember?! It's hard to keep it minimal when it comes to Christmas. You have the tree, the tree skirt, the ornaments, the stockings, the lights, the wreath, more decorations, and even more decorations. Trust me, we had all the Christmas things our first year in the RV but that's just not practical.
Minimal storage means minimal stuff. I mean, a Christmas tree takes up enough space as it is! Not only that but when i googled "How much waste is accumulated each year from holiday décor?", you know what it said?
"The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage or about 1 million extra tons per week! If every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, then 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet." 😳
So what can you do instead to help the planet? Oh I'm so glad you asked!
REPURPOSE & DIY EVERYTHING!
Every year holiday décor trends change. And instead of throwing away last year's décor and running to Hobby Lobby, why not recreate some of your favorite inspirations? Like these Christmas trees! I used recycled packing paper, $1.25 yarn from the local Dollar Tree, and some ribbon I had laying around the RV. This saved me $90 compared to some yarn trees I found on Amazon!
Not only are these adorable and easy to recreate; but afterward, I can either donate them or recycle them! These bad boys won't be ending up in our oceans or taking up any precious storage real estate!
Same thing with this garland! Now, these took more time and money. It took me around 3 days, dedicating a few hours each day, and under $15 to make. That doesn't include the beads they are hanging on because we already had those.
This brings me to my next point! REPURPOSE! What do you have around the RV that you can repurpose? For me, it was these garland beads and twinkling string lights. I had just enough to bring in that sparkle on the ceiling!
It pretty much boils down to being very mindful of what's most important. Have one small storage box you dedicate to holiday décor, keep the things that bring you the most joy, and DIY the rest! If you have kiddos, there are some great projects out there and they will love seeing their work displayed!
So get out there, turn on your favorite Christmas movie and get to crafting! Each one of us can make a difference, big or small! And the tiny house will be looking pretty cute too!
From our home to yours, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
Love y'all bunches-Jodie, Kory and Kallie 🐾
When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas Special" - Catherine Pulsifer