Christmas in July: 10 Holiday Crafts to Get a Jump Start On
By now, you’ve likely realized that we’re only six months away from the most wonderful time of the year! That means it’s the perfect time to create a handmade gift for the upcoming holiday season. We’ve already talked about Christmas in July home decor patterns and Christmas in July quilting patterns, but today we dive into 10 more wonderful ideas for all sorts of crafts, from knits to felts, inspired by the winter holidays.
This hand sewn gingerbread man is too cute to eat! He’s ready to hit the slopes with his winter cap and cinnamon stick skis. He’ll surely be a cheerful (and wonderfully scented) addition to your Christmas tree! Download the pattern to create your own gingerbread man or woman today!
Go the extra mile like Craftsy member Flyingauntie this holiday season and wrap your presents with customizable handmade gift wrap. The wrapping here, inspired by the Craftsy class Paper Arts, is made from craft paper and recycled gift wrap. The complementary polka dot ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!
Your little ones will be delighted to find these adorable crocheted dolls under the tree on Christmas morning! Help lighten Santa’s load this winter by downloading the pattern and stitching these up today. Included with this fun pattern are instructions for making tiny snowballs to keep these sweet little elves entertained on the long winter days ahead.
These darling paper pieced Santa Claus coasters are an easy way to add a little bit of quilted holiday cheer to your home. They would also make a wonderful holiday hostess gift! Download the free pattern.
Get the children ready for holidays by knitting up cute handmade Christmas sweaters like these before the hustle and bustle of the season arrives. This pattern was designed by Craftsy instructor Kate Oates. Visit her patterns and projects pages for lots of holiday knitting inspiration. Craftsy has a wide variety of beautiful Christmas-themed yarn colors that would be perfect for sweaters like these!
This free quilting pattern finds Jolly Old Saint Nick placing the star on top of the Christmas tree. Easily customizable, choose your favorite holiday-themed fabrics, download this pattern, and get started on sewing up some cute quilts or throw pillows for Christmas!
Santa is sure to fill these beautiful knit stockings up with lots of goodies! A project like this one, made by Craftsy member Porchpegasus, is perfect for summer since Christmas stockings can be knitted up while sitting on the beach or by the pool. Make one for every member of the family!
These festive felt Christmas trees are sure to add a nice dose of holiday pop to your tabletop. In the Craftsy class Fab Felt Holiday Crafts with Betz White, you’ll learn how to make these and other stylish, inexpensive holiday gifts and decor, from tree ornaments and colorful garland to custom-fit slippers for the whole family.
Get a jump start on your holiday knitting and stitch up some handmade gloves like these today. Inspired by the Craftsy class Mittens and Gloves Galore, these beautiful mittens are a wonderful handmade gift for holidays. Or, make some for yourself!
This adorable amigurumi hedgehog is geared up for winter with his cute little scarf! Download the free Knit Hedgehog Amigurumi pattern, which stands at 6″ tall when complete. He’ll be a most cheerful addition to your holiday decor!
Are you ready to get a head start on your holiday craft projects? Sign up for the Craftsy classes Fab Felt Holiday Crafts, Mittens and Gloves Galore and Knit Shop Workshop and start making handmade holiday gifts and decor today! And be sure to check out more holiday knitting and holiday quilting inspiration on Craftsy!