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Be honest. You have pumpkins on your porch and candy corn in your hand right this very minute, but you’re already secretly thinking about your Christmas decorations. It’s okay. You’re not alone. For those who enjoy holiday cheer a little early, here are some simple handmade Christmas ornaments and decor to keep you satisfied until Halloween is over.

Creative and Easy-to-Create Christmas Decorating Ideas

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handmade christmas craft handmade christmas tree topper design blog hgtvSheet Music Christmas Tree Topper

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handmade christmas ornament christmas craft design blog hgtvSheet Music Ornament

When do you start crafting new decorations for your home for Christmas? Right after Thanksgiving? Or are you a mid-December procrastinator?

Tell us in the comments below.


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  2. Well, I wasn't thinking about Christmas until I saw this post. Of course a trip to Christmas Tree Shops recently for autumn decor had a small aisle of Christmas "stuff" already. I'm sure other retail outlets are already "decking their halls" too.

    I begin decorating for the Holiday season around Dec 1. This holiday requires the most effort and you want the decorations to be up for at least a month (at least in my book you do).

    BTW, I love the acorn ball ornament. I've just finished creating and sharing Autumn decor ideas. Guess I need to get my thinking cap on for Christmas decor ideas . . . ummmm, nahhh, it's too EARLY for that! ^_^

    • Kayla@HGTV says:

      FrugalInterior – I'm the same way. I usually put up my Christmas decor right after Thanksgiving and keep them up until after New Years (for good luck). I like to enjoy the year one season at a time, so I'm soaking up the crisp, fall weather and harvest hues for now, and then when winter gets here I'll start worrying about Christmas, too ;)

  3. elizabeth traub says:

    I was thinking of Christmas last April when I had my husband move the decorations from our garage storage into an available closet inside the house. Last year I started with Christmas decor the week before Thanksgiving. It was the best idea in my life of being a home decorating mom. Not to mention I was able to store the things for each specific room, in that room which made it super fast. Not a lot of thinking and planning. Now the tree did take it's place during our traditional Thanksgiving weekend. We do lots of entertaining and I love enjoying my home and having others enjoy it too. This year I am making over the tree. I have had the same theme and ornaments and only one tree, when in past years I had 2-3. With small children that was something I put on hold. Now with everyone older I am excited by some of the ideas here. We are a musical family and in our living room have instruments all over the place. I am going to get the kids rallied and make those sheet music ornaments. Thanks for the brilliant idea.

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