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.

Gingerbread Ornament

Gingerbread man tree ornament pattern by Kimberly Craft

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!

Recycled Paper Gift Wrap

Recycled Paper Gift Wrapping by Flyingauntie

Go the extra mile like Bluprint member Flyingauntie this holiday season and wrap your presents with customizable handmade gift wrap. The wrapping here, inspired by the Bluprint class Paper Arts, is made from craft paper and recycled gift wrap. The complementary polka dot ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

Crocheted Dolls

Beau and Belle winter dolls pattern by Janine Holmes

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.

Christmas Coasters

Dwarfs paper pieced coasters pattern by 3patch

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.

Christmas Sweaters

Christmas sweater by Tot Toppers

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 Bluprint instructor Kate Oates. Visit her patterns and projects pages for lots of holiday knitting inspiration. Bluprint has a wide variety of beautiful Christmas-themed yarn colors that would be perfect for sweaters like these!

Christmas Quilt Pattern

Sweet Sue Tops the Tree pattern by Jennifer O.

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!

Knit Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings by Porchpegasus

Santa is sure to fill these beautiful knit stockings up with lots of goodies! A project like this one, made by Bluprint 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!

Felt Christmas Trees

Felty Fir Trees by Betz White

These festive felt Christmas trees are sure to add a nice dose of holiday pop to your tabletop. In the Bluprint 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.

Knit Mittens

Faux Fair Isle Mittens by westiefreak05

Get a jump start on your holiday knitting and stitch up some handmade gloves like these today. Inspired by the Bluprint class Mittens and Gloves Galore, these beautiful mittens are a wonderful handmade gift for holidays. Or, make some for yourself!

Knit Hedgehog

Knit Hedgehog Amigurumi pattern by Amy Gaines

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 Bluprint 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 Bluprint!

Which holiday project will you make first?

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