I know Christmas in July has always been a “thing,” but I know personally, I’ve never actually made the time to actually celebrate it. I do remember once going to the my parents’ friends parents house as a kid when they threw a big Christmas in July bash, complete with a pig on a spit and a Christmas tree. To get to celebrate Christmas twice as a kid is more or less the greatest thing ever and I’m happy to report that as an adult, the same holds true.
Last night, Erin and I went to a Christmas in July preview from Michaels where we got a sneak peek at all the decor, crafts and trends for the upcoming Christmas season. All I can say is whoooo boy, are the Michaels fans out there in for a treat. From positively Seuss-ian kids rooms to traditional wood-and-cedar decor to Indian spice-market inspired looks, there is really something for everyone to create their perfect Christmas look. Making the entire preview even more special, the decorators and teams from Michaels DIY’d almost every element in each room and some of their ideas were just incredible beautiful — and incredibly easy! We can’t wait to share them with you!
In the meantime, here is a little preview of what we saw:
White Christmas: A perennial staple, the team at Michaels mixed in warm teals, blues,golds and light greens to give this traditional look a less frosty feel. Here, a tree gets the warming treatment and below, a table.
Frankincense: For those looking to leave the traditional path behind, a room inspired by the jewel-tones, rich colors and eclectic feel of an Indian spice market can still evoke holiday. The team created a garland simply by tying various ribbons together, and below an entire set up made almost entirely of DIY projects.
Cedar Lodge: Erin and I wanted to move into this room. It was dark, rich, and plush. Straight out of a cabin in the woods. We will be making a LOT of the crafts we saw in this room and showing you how to do it as well. For example, that lamp shade? Made out dictionary pages!! That wreath? Made of several small wreaths! Be still my heart…
Jingle Holly: Like something straight out a Dr. Seuss book, some of the looks for kids were whimsical, colorful and full of texture. That chandelier in the bottom photo? Just a wreath with decorative balls, fake pearls and pipe cleaners. It was unbelievable.
The stores will start to receive product in September, so start saving now!
And for those looking to get a jump on presents (aka the SUPER ORGANIZED, aka not Erin and me) Target is also celebrating Christmas in July with a huge “Black Friday” sale today on everything from TVs to couches to vacuums.
It’s all ALMOST enough to make me wish it was cold outside. Kind of. Actually, I need a few more beach days before I want that to come true, but I can’t wait to get an early jump on all these projects. You all are going love them!