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15 DIY Christmas Decorations-Christmas In July

15 DIY Christmas Decorations-Christmas In July

It’s Hot Hot Hot in July but Christmas is just around the corner and the stores are already planning for the busiest time of the year. So it’s not to early to start planning your Christmas Decor as well.

Here are 15 DIY Christmas Decorations that will inspire you to create a warm, farmhouse style Christmas in your home. You can start preparing for these projects now, before supplies are limited. These are my favorite craft projects from last year and I hope this will inspire you to start planning your holiday decor now.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love decorating and planning my decor and each year, I try to be as creative as possible when I decorate for the season. That’s why I love DIY Christmas projects so much.


Creative handmade Christmas Decorations are reminiscent of days gone by and create a vintage inspired holiday atmosphere.

This is my most viewed Pinterest Post from Christmas 2020 & my home was featured in the Christmas issue of Farmhouse Style Magazine 2019


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Christmas in July Blog Hop

Today I’m joining 13 of my favorite bloggers, who are all sharing Christmas Inspiration and ideas with you. If you are joining me from, Kelly at The Tattered Pew, I’m so glad you stopped by. Wasn’t Kelly’s home gorgeous. I loved that little tree on the green dresser, such a cute combination. Be sure to join all the participants by linking at the end of this post.


DIY Christmas Decoration for The Greenhouse

It was so much fun to decorate the DIY Greenhouse for the first time last Christmas. I couldn’t resist hanging a few stockings and decking a tree or two.

You might also enjoy seeing the before of this Apothecary Cabinet Ikea Hack.


The Red & White Ticking Stockings were so easy to make and I shared a no sew method, as well as a tutorial on how to sew the stockings. Be sure to click on the highlighted post descriptions to link to the original blog post and all the instructions.


Dried Fruit & Herb Garland

This garland may be my favorite project from last year. I made a dried fruit garland for the magazine feature and loved it. However, this Dried Fruit & Herb Garland was much easier to make and I like it much better. You can see How to Dry Fruit to make this garland and other projects here.


Free cedar Projects for Christmas

We have an abundance of cedar trees on our property and I love using fresh cedar during the holidays. First, it smells like Christmas because we always had fresh cedar Christmas trees when I was growing up. Second, it’s free!

Cedar & Orange Trees

The cedar and dried orange topiaries were such a fun addition to our table. These were so easy to make and you can see the tutorial here.

Sophie – Silent Night is one of my original paintings and you see order prints here.


KIssing Ball

This easy to make Kissing Ball is another way to use cedar, fresh herbs and dried oranges.


Simple Cedar Garland & Wreath

In addition, I shared how to add cedar to an existing faux wreath to make it look beautiful and the Secret to make fresh cedar garland.


Red & White Ticking DIY Christmas Decorations

Using ticking fabric is one of my favorite materials for DIY Christmas Decorations.

These cute tassels can be made and used in so many ways. Here they are strung together for a cute garland. See all the many uses for these cuties on Easy DIY Tassels for a Christmas Garland and more.

Another version of the tassels were added to the DIY Plaid & Ticking Table Runner

The table runner is a perfect accompaniment to the DIY Cutlery Pocket Napkins.


DIY Wood Riser

Although this easy wooden riser can be used throughout the year, it made a beautiful Christmas table and I wanted to share the Easy DIY Riser tutorial for Christmas in July.


Floral Garland

The DIY Floral Table Garland is made from coffee filters and is another project that can be used for many occasions such as bridal showers or luncheons. I can’t wait for you to see what inspired this garland.


Simple Candle Ring

Y’all know I like to forage for home decor when I can. I made several small grapevine wreaths from grapevine I pulled for trees on our property. They are perfect for candle rings and other small ornaments.

Here I added some Dollar Tree craft items to make a cute Christmas Candle Ring.


Paper Bag SnowFlakes for Christmas in July

One of the most amazing DIY projects was making these fun snowflakes from plain paper bags. See all the details here.

One of my top YouTube Channel tutorials. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Here.


How to Flock a Tree and More

Another fun project was this Easy 2 Steps to Flock a Christmas Tree. I have several small faux trees from previous years. Instead of buying new flocked trees, I used this technique to create faux snow and update these old Christmas decorations.

I used this technique on so many of my old decorations. See all the details here.

Bottle Brush Trees – SnowmanLantern


Vintage Christmas Tree Ornaments

I collect Shiny Brite Vintage Christmas ornaments and use them on my tree inside. Last year I decided to create some faux vintage ornaments and used them on my front porch. Here is The Easiest Way to Age New Christmas Ornaments.


Shiplap Christmas Tree

My husband built me a shiplap Christmas Tree the first year we moved to The Ponds. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to Build a Wooden Christmas Tree.

I hope you enjoyed all of these DIY Christmas Decoration projects. I’m already looking forward to sharing some new projects with you this Christmas.

Now it’s time to get some more inspiration for Christmas in July. Next up is Mary at Life At Bella Terra. You are going to love seeing Mary’s gorgeous historical home in Arizona.


Christmas In July Blog Hop

Click on the highlighted links below to follow along on the tour.

Stacy Ling – Bricks N Blooms –/– Chloe – Celebrate & Decorate –/– Anne & Ann Marie – Simply 2 Moms –/– Cindy – County Road 407 –/– Jenn – Down Shiloh Road –/– Kelly – The Tattered Pew –/– Rachel – The Ponds Farmhouse –/– Mary – Life At Bella Terra –/– Michele – Vintage Home Designs –/– Jen – MIdwest Life & Style –/– Kim – Shiplap & Shells –/– Kristen – White Arrows Home –/– Andrea – Design Morsels –/– Chas – Chas Crazy Creations


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed a preview of Christmas in July! I look forward to sharing more adventures with you next week.

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Carol@BlueskyatHome

Friday 30th of July 2021

Rachel, wow, so many great ideas for Christmas. Love the ticking stockings and the garland. Vintage for Christmas doesn’t get better. Saved it all. With the heat here in Texas, decorating for Christmas sounds extra special. Great hop.

rahrags@gmail.com

Saturday 31st of July 2021

Carol, Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

Kristin Lenz

Monday 26th of July 2021

All of these DIYs are so unique and adorable!

rahrags@gmail.com

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

Kristin, I'm so glad you like them.

Cindy@CountyRoad407

Saturday 24th of July 2021

I can tell Christmas is your favorite time of year and that you love crafting and DIYing! Yes you mentioned that but wowza, you are the real deal! I must be your biggest ticking craft fan because I pin every single thing you do! And I've got to find some of that fabric this year. Do you have an affiliate link for some of it? Thank you for putting this together and asking me to join. I've loved every post.

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 25th of July 2021

Cindy, Thanks for all your encouragement. I don't have a link for the ticking fabric but I need to find one. Hobby Lobby has been my shop but they no longer offer the discount coupon and rarely put this fabric on sale anymore. Thanks for asking.

CoCo

Saturday 24th of July 2021

You seriously had one of my all-time favorite Christmas home tours last year. Every detail was farmhouse perfection and inspired me again and again. Loved visiting your gorgeous home and all your beautiful ideas too. I'll be pinning away if you need anything. Big hugs, CoCo

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 25th of July 2021

CoCo, You are so sweet to say this. I'm so glad you found inspiration among my shares. Thanks for your support.

Chas Greener

Saturday 24th of July 2021

What amazing decorations and I really like your table riser. So much fun, thanks for hosting, and wonderful hopping with you.

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 25th of July 2021

Chas, I'm so glad we have connected. Thanks for participating.