Make Ahead Christmas Craft Ideas. Get a head start on your Christmas decor and gift ideas with these DIY projects you can create NOW!
Christmas in July Ideas
Hi friends! It’s July 25th and it might be the middle of summer but today I am thrilled to be sharing Christmas in July ideas with some super talented friends, coordinated by the fabulous Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse!! If you are visiting from Pasha’s site, Pasha is Home, welcome! Pasha has such an incredible home and I love seeing it all decked out for the holidays!! There are so many wonderful ways to get organized and ready for Christmas that are being shared today! Scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the links to see all of the ideas!
Make Ahead Christmas Craft Ideas
Today I am sharing some easy Christmas craft,holiday decor and gift ideas that will put you ahead of schedule. That way you can have more time during the hectic holidays to relax, make memories with your families and enjoy every moment!
Inexpensive Tissue Paper Trees
Last year I decorated with colorful honeycomb balls. I created these fun tissue paper trees to coordinate and they are so fun to make! The best part is, you can make your tissue paper trees in ANY color. So if you are a fan of neutral colors, just make your tissue paper trees in neutral shades. They are inexpensive to make so cute on a mantel or shelf. Plus, they are easy to store because you can lay them flat and the tissue paper layers lay flat for storage. I also have a FREE template you can cut out to make creating the trees so easy! Make some now and you can put them up when you’re ready to decorate!
DIY Wood and Tassel Ball Ornaments
Last year I fell in love with some pricey Crate and Barrel ornaments and created a knock off that was so fun to make! I painted some pink and I love how they turned out. Make them now and hang them up at Christmas. They also make the cutest gift toppers!
Scandinavian Snowflake Ornaments
I love simple design and these Scandinavian Snowflake Ornaments are one of my favorite items I bring out each year. This is another craft idea that you can create in ANY color. So if you like neutral colors, paint the background white and let the natural wood discs shine! These also are very easy to store because they stack up. You can also make this in a larger size hang them up!
Snowflake Wall Art
I created a copycat version of Pottery Barn’s $350 snowflake wall art for a fraction of the price. You can paint the background any color you want. I have the cut angles and complete tutorial on how to make it. One of my favorite things about this art is you can put it up in November and keep it up through the holidays and throughout winter!
Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Mirror
Speaking of Pottery Barn, here’s another project I created that was inspired by them. This acid distressed christmas mirror is easy to make and perfect to display anywhere in your home!
DIY Lip Balm Gnomes
Now let’s talk gift ideas! If you have kids or teens, these little gnomes are SO fun to create! They will love making them for their friends. I love that this is a gift that is fun to create and people will use! The bodies are EOS lip balms! Your kids can make these now and have a special gift for their friends all ready to give out at Christmas!
Instagram Coasters and DIY Wooden Coaster Holder
This is a wonderful gift idea for teens or even as a family neighbor gift or a gift for grandma. Instagram Coasters and DIY Wooden Coaster Holder. Take their favorite IG pics and turn them into adorable stone coasters. I also have directions on how to make the custom box! Make them now and you have the perfect, personalized neighbor gift!
3-Ingredient Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
I love making handmade gifts that are useful. One of my favorites is making sugar scrub. This one is so easy to make and smells SO good! Sugar scrub exfoliates the skin, the peppermint stimulates the skin and it soothes the skin too. Make some as neighbor or friend gifts and they will be ready to give out when it’s time! I also have the free printable labels you can add!
Next Stop on the Christmas in July Tour
Next on this fun Christmas in July tour is Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest. You will fall in love with Robyn’s gorgeous home and her great ideas!
Christmas In July Blog Hop
Welcome to our Christmas In July Blog Hop. Be sure to click each link below to follow along on the hop.
The Ponds Farmhouse / Cottage on Bunker Hill / Midwest Life & Style / Cottage in the Mitten / Down Shiloh Road / Bricks N Blooms
Simply 2 Moms / Shiplap & Shells / Peacock Ridge Farm / WM Design House / Thistle Key Lane / White Arrows Home
Pasha is Home / Tater Tots and Jello / Robyn’s French Nest / Chas Crazy Creations / DIY Beautify / Cloches & Lavender
The Crowned Goat / Common Ground / Life At Bella Terra / The Tattered Pew / Design Morsels / Follow the Yellow Brick Home
SO many great ideas!
Walking away with some Christmas ideas! Thank you! Can you share where you got your coffee table?
Sure! My coffee table is from Downeast Home 🙂
Oh my goodness, your tree with those gorgeous bright spheres! Thank you for the inspiration!
Brendt Blanks says
Love these ideas so much, Jen! You are so creative in everything you do.
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
Your Christmas crafts couldn’t be any cuter Jen! Your creativity is so inspiring. I’m loving the lip balm gnomes and peppermint sugar scrub. I’m certainly going to have to try them both.
Jennifer Howard says
I’m always 100% happy when I leave your site!! It’s so pretty and joyful, Jen!!
You’re so sweet Jennifer! Thank you!!
So many cute ideas! I love the lip balm gnomes. I’m so happy to discover your blog
Thanks Andrea! I loved your ideas and I am excited to follow along with you!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Super cute craft ideas Jen! I’m going to take a closer look at the tissue trees, and the PB mirror project. So happy I’m getting an early start this year. Happy Christmas In July!
I just love your bright festive Christmas decor!! I love giving homemade gifts and the sugar scrub is such a great idea. Always good to hop with you, Jen!
Oh my gosh. So many cute ideas, Jen. My favorite is the body scrub. I can’t wait to try some of these. I saved your post to my holiday craft board so I can look back once I’m ready to tackle some Christmas DIYs. Happy to be hopping with you this week!
I love all of these ideas. They would make great gifts. It was so fun hopping with you this week. Hugs to you.
Jen I loved all of these make ahead ideas. I love your colorful Christmas decor too and I can’t wait to see what you do this year! Pinned!
Wendy McMonigle says
Your DIY projects are so fun and colorful. I think I may have to try a few, especially the peppermint scrub.
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Jen you definitely know how to put the fun in Christmas. Love those adorable lip balm gnomes. so cute!
I love that pottery barn mirror and those tissue paper trees! Those gnomes remind me of a Scandinavian Christmas !! So pretty! Thanks for sharing.
Chas - Chas' Crazy Creations says
Wow, so many incredible crafts and ideas! Thanks for sharing and lovely hopping with you!
So many pretty crafts to inspire me.
Jen was fun christmas Ideas. I love the scandinavian ornament. Pinning so I can make it later! Merry Christmas in July!
All is Merry and Bright here for sure! So many fun ideas to get a head start on Christmas crafting.
Happy Christmas in July!
Rachel Harper says
I loved each of these ideas and I have clicked and pinned everyone. You are so amazing. Thanks for sharing your talents with us today.
Robyn Huff says
Love these cute ideas. I never leave enough time for Christmas crafts so this is a good reminder to get started!
You always blow me away with your creativity, Jen! I love how you can make these ideas in advance to help take some of the pressure off the holiday season. I can’t wait to get started! Hugs, CoCo