Whisking the family away to a cabin for Christmas can make your holiday unforgettable. There’s nothing like cozying up by the fire with hot chocolate and Christmas movies, cooking a hearty dinner together, and setting out cookies and milk for Santa when you’re in a snug little cabin. And of course, one of the best ways to set the Christmas mood is to decorate. Although you might only be in your cabin for a few days, learning how to decorate a cabin for Christmas will help make the place feel cozy and magical. You’ll find that you don’t have to even spend a lot of money on decorations. A little Christmas spirit and creativity can go a long way!
How to Decorate a Cabin for Christmas
Rather than hauling your breakable ornaments and bulky garland to the cabin for Christmas, why not enlist the help of your family members to make the decorations? You don’t have to be an especially creative person to enjoy making decorations. For this craft, all you need is some popcorn, fresh cranberries, string, and a needle to make a festive garland. This is a perfect activity to do while watching Christmas movies or chatting by the fire.
How can you decorate a cabin for Christmas without ornaments? Turn to nature for ornaments by going on a hunt for pinecones with the kids. If you are feeling extra motivated, you can even paint them and top them with glitter. Another fun and easy ornament craft idea is to make dried orange slices in the oven. Simply poke ornament hangers through them when complete. And of course, we can’t forget about paper snowflakes! Just grab some paper and scissors, fold the paper into triangles, and start cutting.
The best part about all of these winter wonderland decorations is they are disposable. For memories’ sake, you may wish to save a few dried oranges, pinecones, and paper snowflakes. However, you can throw away the majority of them so you don’t have to bother hauling them home.
After you’re done crafting, why not go caroling with your family? If you are staying in a cabin on a resort site, spread Christmas cheer to the other families by singing your favorite carols outside their door.
Only Pack the Essentials
Be careful not to go overboard if you plan to bring holiday decorations from home. Keep in mind that your wrapped presents will already make the cabin look festive, and they might also take up a lot of room in your car. No matter how well you package your keepsake ornaments with tissue paper, they can still break in transit. In addition, this isn’t the year to go all Clark Griswold and pack your entire collection of Christmas lights. If you’re determined to add some light to your cabin’s exterior, consider bringing a lit wreath on a door hanger.
Before packing for your trip, talk with your family members about what easy-to-pack decoration is most important to them. If you are planning a multi-family trip, you could even assign each family one decoration to bring. For example, one family could bring a tree, another could pack a wreath, another could bring a festive tablecloth, and so forth. Or, you could go shopping for some quick decorations upon arriving at your cabin.
Remember that if you decide to bring a live tree with you, you can’t abandon it on the property. If you take it with you, it needs to go home with you.
Decorate the Mantle
We know that packing a tree isn’t always feasible. So if you’re feeling lost and wondering how to decorate a cabin for Christmas without a tree, consider booking a cabin with a mantle and think of the mantle as the focal point. Go all out and decorate it with stockings, your handmade garland, and paper snowflakes. You can even add lights to it to give it some holiday sparkle.
If you don’t have a mantle and fireplace at home, we highly recommend giving your family the experience of spending Christmas in a cabin with a fireplace. Just think of the classic line in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, with hopes that St. Nicolas would soon be there.” We love this cabin rental’s beautiful mantle. This rental is located on a private peninsula with countless trees. With a light dusting of snow, this property will feel just like a scene in a snow globe.
If you’re spending your next family holiday in a vacation rental, ask your family members for ideas on how to decorate a cabin for Christmas. With a little creativity, you can transform your cabin into a winter wonderland.
Are you ready to book a cabin? Consider choosing a vacation rental in Branson, MO. Its central location makes it a convenient meeting point for family members traveling from all over America. Branson also has numerous attractions to keep your family entertained. We would love to host you at Branson Vacation Rentals in one of our beautiful cabins, and we also have condos and cottages available.
As a family business, we strive to make your home-away-from-home as comfortable and accommodating as possible. Our rentals offer any-day check-in, free Wi-Fi, beautiful wooded views, and many of our properties welcome pets! For booking information, please call 417-832-9991 or visit our website. Let Branson Vacation Rentals set you up in style, cozy fireplace and all. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay on Christmas or a place to rest and recharge on New Year’s Day, we would love to welcome you to Branson.