Christmas in July

Jul 4th 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year! This year, we're celebrating Christmas a little bit early. From handmade ornaments to cozy quilts, we just couldn't wait! We know it's summer and you may not want to think about Christmas yet, but trust us: now is the time to start thinking about it. Get a head start on your holiday crafting with this blog as inspiration! 


Bundle up with this Christmas bouquet! From the golden outlines to the dimensional poinsettias, there's so much to love in this crochet afghan. This book is full of a year's worth of afghans so you can get started on December ahead of time! Easy to stitch and fun to make, you'll have a blast snuggling up with this baby once the holiday season rolls around.


Cook up a storm with Best of Gifts of Good Taste. With these incredible, edible gifts, you'll be the most creative gift giver in town. This collection of favorites is brimming with delicious recipes and charming crafts to surprise everyone on your list. From cookies and cakes to breads and spreads, you'll have parties and gift giving get togethers covered this year.

Cross Stitch

A glistening white Christmas is in the forecast for cross stitchers! Create Christmas treasures to display with golden charms that add elegance to three different designs. Adapted from vintage greeting cards, these designs are perfect for bringing a traditional touch to your holiday decor. Whether you go all retro or just a dash, these creations are sure to thrill.


Decorate your tree in a truly unique way. Make custom, personal holiday ornaments by embellishing clear ball ornaments inside or out. Great for gifts, these easy-to-craft ornaments are accented with beads, glitter, paper, ribbon, and more. From traditional looking baubles to modern masterpieces, you'll find a beautiful design for you within the pages of this book. Your tree will stand out as the most unique tree out there!


Christmas decorating has never been so jolly, fun, or easy as when you combine your love of the season with your love of quilting and applique. These 7 merry designs offer festive little ideas for every corner of your home. Put a Christmas tree pillow on the chair, a pair of evergreens on the wall, or a holly bordered throw on the sofa. Whimsical embellishments make these creations even more irresistible and joyous.  

Whether you're planning ahead or just bookmarking this for a closer time, you'll love these holiday creations. This year, you're covered for gifting, decor, and more. It's easy to think Christmas is far away, but it will be here before we know it. The time to get crafting is now! If you do create something from this blog, don't forget to tag us on instagram with @leisureartsinc or #leisurearts. We love seeing what's happening in your crafty corner.

Merry crafting!

-Leisure Arts team