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Christmas in July: 10 Projects to Start Now

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Christmas in July? Wait it isn’t even 4th of July yet! Well, with less than 175 days to go, now is the best time to start planning Christmas. Here are 10 projects to start now and get a jump on the holiday season. 

Christmas in July

This year will be our 7th Annual Homemade Holiday Inspiration series, and I couldn’t be more excited, every year it gets better and better. Like you, I absolutely adore the holiday season, but let’s be honest, it can be overwhelming – starting early is the key my friends!

Did you know that the craft stores already have Fall and Christmas decorations and supplies out? It’s not always fun to see the stores display Christmas so early, however it is nice when you want to get started on crafts for Christmas in July. You can also easily find most everything you need online

However, because I love to share with you, and I am definitely a planner. Let’s dive into 10 Christmas projects you can start this summer.

There were SO many fantastic ideas from our 100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration coming this year! If you love all of the holidays, be sure to join others that share the same love for baking, cooking, crafting and decorating. We keep it simple – easy – and creative, sharing ideas that look impressive, but take little time, ingredients, and supplies.

Grinch Christmas Ornaments

Grinch Ornaments

“It came without ribbons. It came without bows. It came without packages, boxes or bags. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more.”

This adorable Christmas Gift is perfect for teachers, neighbors, co-workers and more! Fill with your favorite Hot Chocolate toppings! Put together these Hot Cocoa Kits in minutes! Add a special mug and you have a great affordable Christmas gift idea!

Hot Cocoa Kits

These Hot Cocoa Kits have been our #1 most popular Christmas project on the blog! They are fun and SUPER easy! And the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Mason Jar Christmas Craft

Snowy Mason Jar 

This Mason Jar Christmas Craft are super easy to make with only a few supplies, they are great for decorating your home, holiday table or give them as gifts!

Fabric Garland

Fabric Garland

This super easy Fabric Garland can be put together in less than 15 minutes, looks great hanging or use it for a table centerpiece!

Homemade Heat Packs

Homemade Heat Packs

These Homemade Heat Packs are easy to make, with just a few supplies, are inexpensive and make great gifts too!

DIY Fleece Blanket

DIY Fleece Blankets

These plaid fleece blankets would make great Christmas gifts! Add one to a big basket, and fill it with comfort items like books, movies, candles, chocolate and more for a fantastic gift!

DIY Wreath

Simple DIY Wreath

This DIY Wreath takes only 4 supplies, about 15 minutes to make and can be used throughout the whole year.

Light Balls

Light Balls

These Light Balls are sure to WOW your neighbors! They are easy to make with only a couple supplies. You can hang them in your tree, decorate your front yard and more!

Christmas Decorations

Simple Holiday Lanterns

These 5 minute Simple Holiday Lanterns will have you jumping for joy! And have your guests wondering how you have time to decorate your table so beautifully in a very short amount of time.

Make these Rustic Wood Candle Holders! Gorgeous on your coffee table, buffet or give them as a gift! Visit our 100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration for more recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, homemade gift ideas and much more!

Rustic Wood Candle Holders 

There is nothing better than holiday decor, especially in the form of these Rustic Wood Candle Holders. They’re full of holiday inspiration. Plus, you can reuse these candle holders year after year.

100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration

Visit our 100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration and check out all the other great ideas! 

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  1. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    What an awesome roundup!!! Love so many of these and that tree is gorgeous!

  2. Such a savvy idea to begin some of these Christmas projects now.
    gives us more time to enjoy the Holidays when they actually arrive.
    Thanks for sharing this great post with us at TOHOT!

  3. Sheila Earhart says:

    i love your blog! Oh my gosh, in your pic of Christmas Kitchen Decorating, I LOVE your dishes. They aren’t jadeite are they? If they aren’t vintage, can you please tell me where you got them? I’ve always wanted a set of jadeite dishes, but they’re so cost prohibitive.

    Thank you!

    Sheila from Denver, CO

  4. I have a Christmas blog and was so excited to find your post here! I’ve bookmarked it for future reference. I loved each and every one of your ideas! I’m looking for a Facebook group to join, would you know of any?

  5. I suppose if you want to have hand-made Christmas decorations, now would be the time to start. Especially for projects where things may need to be gathered.

  6. I really like the idea of using a basket as a tree box. Words well with a rustic theme and you don’t needs to cut wood etc to create it.


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