I love Christmas as much as the next person, but it seems like every year, craft stores put out the holiday materials earlier and earlier. Just the other day I was at Michael’s and they had an aisle dedicated to Christmas ornaments already! It is absolutely crazy, but if you’re like me and have a strict budget, and just like to glitter everything on a daily basis, then you have to get started. I make hand-painted, homemade Christmas cards, so I have to get started early. I’m not quite sure when “Christmas in July” became such a trend, but it once it started, it has taken hold of July as a pre-season preparation. Christmas crafts have so many themes between a “White Winter Wonderland” to just the traditional colors of red and green. Since rustic crafting is still going strong, I wanted to focus on some rustic Christmas crafts.
Rustic Christmas in July Crafts
Crafting is the easy and cheap way to change your decor more often. With holidays, they tend to stick to typical themes. Fourth of July is obviously themed red, white, and blue; Halloween is black and orange with pumpkins everywhere and scary stuff, and Easter typically sticks with pastels. Christmas? Christmas is such a big holiday that you can do anything to your taste. I always like a lot of color in my apartment. On a typical day, it has neutral colors with an accent color to make items pop. So when Christmas rolls around, it is easy to decorate because I just switch out the accent color for some cute DIY pillows and homemade centerpieces.
All of these crafts would look fabulous together. What I love about rustic themes is that they use “natural” materials to make beautiful and classic decor. I use that lightly, only because you can make anything rustic-looking. You always find burlap crafts and rustic weddings, but we need a rustic Christmas. If you’re already rocking the country home decor, then these will fit right into your home. They are super easy Christmas crafts that can easily be put up and put away.
5 Fabulous Rustic Christmas Crafts
My personal taste for Christmas decor? I grew up with the lights that had all the colors: red, green, yellow, some blue, and white. I feel those colors make my small space decorating just a little cozier, as long as I don’t go overboard on the decorations. Whatever is on my tree (usually those string of lights with the colors above) along with the general consensus of colors from my ornaments (my collection doesn’t have a theme—I’ve gotten a LOT since I was small), is the theme and color scheme that I choose.