Christmas in July Blog Party Day 1 - Deck the Halls

Welcome to Day 1 of the Christmas in July Blog Party! Today's topic is Deck the Halls.

I love to decorate my house for Christmas. Each year it seems I start to put my decorations up earlier and earlier. I usually go from Halloween straight into Christmas, sorry Thanksgiving! Since I bought my first house a few years ago, I have opted to make many of my decorations instead of buy them. It saves me a lot of money, plus it helps me customize my decorations into one color scheme throughout the house.

There are tons of Christmas decorations to make every year: wreaths, table runners, throw rugs, afghans, the list can go on and on. I've tried to include a little bit of everything in this post. Some of these decorations are super simple to make while others will take a little time. So what better time to start than today!

Advent Calendars

Banners & Bunting

Pillows, Rugs, and Afghans


Table Decorations


Want to keep track of your handmade gifts? Print out this handy handmade gift tracker to keep your projects organized.

Feel free to add your favorite Christmas memories, craft ideas, or Christmas recipes via MckLinky below.


  1. what a huge and fantastic list! thank you.

  2. Wow, that's an awesome list. I'll be sure to spread the link around so people can read it!! :) I'm gonna have a full day of blog reading ahead, I can tell! :)

  3. I'll be linking to the whole series at Dabbled today.