Jesus made things ON the earth and IN the heavens says Paul.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
16 For by Him all things were created,
Rather this should be 'for in him were all things created' - as is noted further on, all things have been created through Him and for Him - not BY him.
both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. Col 1:15-16
Jesus is not THE creator in this passage. Jesus is 'the reason', 'the crux' of all that came to be.
Clearly, nothing here speaks of a Genesis creation. But rather, the preceding verses talk of the Father's design and the kingdom that is imminent.
- the hope reserved for you in heaven
- you may be filled with the knowledge of His will
- for the attaining of all perseverance and patience
- the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance
- For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and... the kingdom of His beloved Son,
Jesus being the firstborn into this new structure - the kingdom. The church is the beginnings of the kingdom - to prepare the kings and priests to serve in that future age.
All creation has been prepared to run a course that leads to this next time, the next age, the kingdom. Jesus is the front-runner (Heb 6:20) of all to make the transition from flesh to spirit life. No one has done this before him - or he would not be the firstborn. The destiny of all men is to be reborn into spirit life - Jesus is the first to accomplish this.
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust,
so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the
flesh, but made alive in the spirit 1 Pet 3:18
He is also 'the firstborn of many brethren' Rom 8:29
so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. Col 1:18b
No Creator of all things could possibly - "come to have first place in everything".
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in
Him (Jesus), and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself (God), having made
peace through the blood of His (Jesus) cross; through Him, I say, whether
things on earth or things in heaven. Col 1:19-20
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Matt 28:18
"I have been given", this too is not about being the supreme Creator, but being the one the Creator has deemed His 2IC, His Captain and Master of all under Him - exalted to the place above everything except God. 1 Cor 15:27
Finally, we have closing this passage of the saving work of the Lord Jesus, a wonderous mention of things in 'heaven' being reconciled - what that may entail is for another Q.