If you’ve ever found yourself in a frantic crafting frenzy in the wee hours of Christmas Eve, you know that it’s never to early to start working on holiday projects.  Have you thought ahead to December yet?  Avoid last-minute-panic mode by getting a jump start on your Christmas crafting.  (Or at least starting to put together a to-do list!)  Here are a dozen crafts, recipes, and printables to get you into the holiday spirit!

Christmas Decorations

Half the fun of Christmas (for me at least) is decorating!  You could easily spend a small fortune on store-bought decorations, but that would take the other half of the fun out of Christmas…   The crafty part!  DIY-ify your holiday decor with inexpensive projects like these:

Christmas Treats

Can Christmas be enough fun to squeeze in three halves?  Because we haven’t even talked about sweets and treats yet!  While some people might think you crazy if you’re stitching stockings at the height of summer, no one will complain if you whip up a batch of one of these yummy holiday treats:

Christmas Printables

Okay, alright, three halves of fun does sound like a busy time.  Even if you start now, you may still find yourself scrambling at the 11th hour.   (Oh yes,  that’s the voice of experience speaking!)  Luckily, free Christmas printables are plentiful!  They’re also great for incorporating into other craft projects, or for when you’ve just plain crafted yourself out.  Here are just a few that we enjoy: