Welcome to a week of Christmas in July! Beat the heat with thoughts of holiday cheer all week long. Create an early gift with your needle in hand, and toes dipped in the pool!

This week we’ll share several exclusive projects from the upcoming Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations by Amanda Carestio, with interviews and tutorial links from many of the talented contributors to the book. Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations releases this August from Lark Books but you can win a copy this week! The book features everything from ornaments and stockings to home decorations, all with a modern take and classic holiday appeal. Comment on any of our Christmas in July posts this week for your chance to win one of five copies of the book.

Your comments also enter you to win this fantastic bundle of felt, perfect for completing this week’s projects.

Also, don’t miss last year’s Christmas in July projects for a beautiful head-start to holiday fun.