It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but what if you live full time in your caravan or are away for Christmas?

Even in a much smaller space, it’s still fun to add a little festive cheer and here are some ideas to get you started.


Think about swapping your tea towels, cushion covers or throws for Christmas themed options.


Small battery-operated fairy lights are great for hanging inside the caravan and coloured solar-powered fairy lights are perfect for the outside!

GOOD OLD TINSEL is an easy-peasy suggestion that is lightweight and instantly adds a Christmas feel to anything it touches.

Work with what you have:

Camping with Cubs use their Slide n Dry Pegless Clotheslines to hang their stockings. What a great idea! You could also use the clotheslines to tie decorations onto.

Exisiting Wall Pockets make great alternatives to Christmas Stockings. Check out these ones from Flo & Co. Trading. (styled by @sugar_oursweetmillard) –

GET CRAFTY! Get the kids to draw, colour and cut out Christmas trees, Santa, reindeer or other Christmas-themed shapes (doubles as a craft activity too!) to stick onto the walls around their beds. Otherwise, Christmas decals are another option.

Check out these Christmas Bauble DIY Kits

Collect fallen branches and leaves around the campsite and tie on or wrap around a bent coat hanger to make a wreath for the caravan door. Or, stick onto a cardboard ring like From Somewhere Sunday

The all-important Christmas Tree! With limited space you need to get creative and a tree made out of felt or paper that adheres to a wall or fridge is a great idea.

Earles On Tour found a ripper felt tree last year that sticks to the wall easily. Kmart are currently stocking some cute DIY felt trees, but if you’re out of luck tracking one down for yourself, you could make your own! Visit Spotlight and stock up on some different coloured felt for the tree and decorations, grab some Velcro, glue gun or double-sided tape and you could have one together in no time!

Alternatively, you can draw a tree onto some poster paper from the newsagent or Officeworks, cut it out and the kids can have fun adding their own special touches with their pens and crayons.

Another option is to create a Christmas Tree wall hanging using sticks or driftwood and stringing them together in a tree shape like Malanda4

We love these gorgeous, lightweight wall plaques from Wanderer Signs Co. Such a beautiful addition to the van at Christmas time, especially for those who simply don’t have the room for lots of Christmas paraphernalia, but still want their van to be a little festive.

MINI CHRISTMAS TREES on your caravan table always add a special touch and are easily found in stores like Kmart and Discount Shops, along with lots of other low-cost decorations, trimming and Christmas Craft!

This year at our Adventure Awaits store we’ve got a these super cute Christmas decorations to hang up in your van. Check these ones out

The possibilities are endless! Be sure to tag @caravanningwithkidsau on Instagram with your Christmas caravan creations – we’d love to see them! We hope you are enjoying the festive season so far and have fun decorating!

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