Trying to put last minute gifts together? This year we are focusing on quick and easy holiday DIY projects which you can put together in no time. For example, I’ve shared 25 knitted Christmas gifts you can make quickly and easily. I’ve also taught you how to make 5 DIY Christmas tree ornaments.
But what about the cards that are going to go with those gifts? True, you could run to the store and purchase Christmas cards to send, but you know what? Christmas cards from the store are ridiculously overpriced—and they aren’t very personal. So why not make Christmas cards for your family and friends this year on your own? In this 4 minute video, I show you how you can make 5 DIY Christmas cards for your loved ones.
Colorful construction paper
Hot glue and glue gun
Faux flat-back pearls
1. Start by folding your card into the shape you want.
2. Use some hot glue to attach a piece of twine across the top. Make sure that there is a slight curve in the twine, as if it is hanging from the top of the card.
3. Make some small “mittens” out of construction paper, and attach little bows to them.
4. Using small clothespins, attach them to the twine.
You now have a card with adorable hanging mittens. You could also cut out the construction paper in the shape of stockings. That would be very cute as well!
Tree Card #1
1. Begin by getting a piece of construction paper and folding it into the shape of a card.
2. For this card, I had a cool tree embellishment to attach to the card. Maybe you can find something similar at your local craft store. Use a hot glue gun and affix it to the card.
3. Attach a ribbon at the base of the tree.
4. Attach a small label to the bottom of the card below the tree, and you are all set.
Tree Card #2
1. Begin by folding a piece of construction paper into a card.
2. Next, get either a thin twig or a piece of twine and glue it vertically in the middle of the card. This will be the trunk of the tree.
3. Get a ribbon and glue one end to the top of the “tree trunk.”
4. Continue gluing the ribbon to the card in a zigzag fashion from the top down. This is the shape of the tree.
5. Attach a snowflake embellishment to the top of the tree as the “star” (if you have an actual star, that would of course work just as well or better).
6. Adhere a label to the bottom of the card, and you are all done!
1. Fold a piece of construction paper into the shape of a Christmas card.
2. Attach a bow with a faux pearl to the top.
3. Attach a snowflake embellishment to the card.
4. Attach another snowflake embellishment. There really are no rules on where you place stuff on this card. Just use an arrangement you think is aesthetically pleasing. I have a snowflake in the upper right and lower left to maintain a sense of balance.
5. Attach a couple more snowflakes which are smaller in size. Mine are green, but it would look fine if yours were all the same color as well.
The finished card is delightful! This project is a fun one for young kids, because they do not need to be precise with where they place the snowflakes.
1. Start by folding a piece of construction paper into a card. Go with a darker red or green to create contrast with the flat-back faux pearls you will be using for this project.
2. Next, paste a thin strip of white paper down the center from the top. It should only be around an inch or a little longer.
3. At this point, you can very lightly trace the shape of a circle below the strip of paper—if you want. If you do not need the guidelines, skip them.
4. Attach a bow at the bottom of the strip of paper and above where the pearls will go.
5. Now, get your flat-back pearls and use hot glue to attach them in the shape of a round ornament.
6. Adhere a label below the ornament, and your project is complete! This finished card makes an elegant holiday statement.
I hope you enjoy making all of these Christmas cards. Your loved ones will certainly enjoy receiving them!