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Christmas in July

Last year, as I was carefully taking down our Christmas decorations, I thought to myself:

What would I like to have as my Christmas theme in 2022?

Immediately, it came to my mind—I want a homemade Christmas! I know it is difficult to imagine in July, but if I want to make my Christmas decorations; I need to get started on them right away. The clock is ticking. I know many start their Christmas shopping in July, but I like to wait until the last minute to do my shopping. There’s something about the hustle and bustle while listening to the Christmas music in the blistering cold. Our family has found an easy way of shopping for gifts through an app called “Giftster”. You can share your list for any occasion with your loved ones. I wouldn’t want to do it any other way any more. Feel free to check it out!

Most of the time, the retailers will dictate what the holiday theme will be with their marketing and the items for sale—gnomes, old truck, wildlife, angels, etc. But what about if we want to be different. I like to decorate my home with the theme in my home to make it look natural. This year we have grandbabies for the first time that will love the decorations. Sooo…my decorations need to be breakproof, if possible. I also want to make them memorable as keepsakes for each of their years. There are so many ideas.

Putting together a decorating project can be mind blowing! To make things easier, let’s make a checklist. That’s how I like to start any project. Honestly, I am a professional list maker! Let’s break things down into small steps to get started on this race to December.

Theme: Simple Homemade Christmas

Color Scheme: Black, Kraft Paper & White [Silver]

Necessary Ornaments | Decorations

  • Paper Chain Garland — Black Paper & Kraft Paper

  • Beaded Garland —

  • Ornaments — Black, Clear with Silver Glitter, White Pearl

  • Hand|Foot Prints — Capture my Grandbabies as a keepsake. They grow so fast!

  • Cricut Ornaments — I recently purchased my Cricut. These will make beautiful intricate ornaments from cardstock.

  • Monogram Stockings

  • Wreath — for the front door

  • Black Lantern — filled with ornaments, LED candle

  • Snowglobe —

  • Table Centerpiece —

  • Wrapping Paper —

  • Christmas Cards —

Let’s get started!

This is a good time to start gettings things rolling. I’ll be searching Pinterest for more ideas. If you have suggestions of something you’ve made or something you’ve seen, please share with me. All ideas will be considered. I will be sure to post my Christmas decorations in December. Be sure to follow my Pinterest Board called Holiday Creativity.

Shopping List & Stores

  • Kraft Paper | Roll

  • Black Acrylic Paint

  • Clear Ornaments

  • Silver Glitter Cardstock

  • Twine

  • Ribbon

  • Michaels | Hobby Lobby

What will YOUR Christmas decorations look like? Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Subscribe to my website for more inspiration!

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