Christmas is just around the corner and what’s better way than making Christmas cards? Are you ready to get your folks stunned?
Its 10:38 am 17/12/16 and even though it might seem a bit too late for this, I finally found some time to make the Christmas cards for all the gifts that I’m planning on giving to my family, friends and coworkers!!!
But first, let me apologise to keep you waiting for so long without any new material. The last few months were super busy for me. Being a full time mom along with my full time job didn’t leave too much free time to craft something new. Needless to say that I hardly had any time to actually sit down and write a new article.
Not to worry though. I’ve got a few cool things in the pipeline and hopefully I’ll make it up for my previous absence.
As for today’s tutorial.
A couple of weeks ago, Ι bought a wall clock and it came with a carton box. You might be wondering why the heck I’m telling you this.
As you may know by now, I don’t throw anything away that may seem to have any future use. Every single item can have some value in crafting.
So, as I was saying, I used this thick cardboard, some colorful papers and my metal markers to craft the Christmas cards in question.
The result was fantastic and what’s even better, they’re super easy to make.
And not to forget! If you looking for some more Christmas gifts ideas, you can also have a look at my last year’s post on DIY Christmas ornaments with air dry clay. Maybe you can combine the ornaments with your DIY Christmas cards that I’ll show you right away!
Without wasting any more time, let’s get to work and start making Christmas cards easy step by step!
Materials we’re going to need
- Decoupage Paper
- Glue stick
- Small wooden objects (optional)
- Τhick cardboard
- Acrylic paints
- Colorful beads
- Metallic Permanent Paint Markers
Tools to make our life easier
How to make Christmas Cards Easy At Home Step By Step
First thing that I want to do is to use the thick cardboard.
As I already mentioned in the beginning, the particular cardboard was the packing from a clock I had previously bought.
My dear friends, this is again a reminder that we can always use materials that seem to have no value at first. The only challenging thing is that you need space to store all these “useless” objects, that are waiting for another chance. A chance to get a new life through your crafting projects. 🙂
I cut the cardboard in tree shapes. My cardboard was large enough to make me 10 trees. Yours might be smaller or larger and therefore, you may end up with a different number of trees. The more, the merrier.
By the way, I’m using this thick cardboard to give a 3d result to my cards. You’ll soon find out the reason why.
Time to take the paper with the pattern that I like and glue it on the cardboard trees.
For this reason, I printed several designs for every taste! I also found beautiful decoupage paper that I cut from old shopping bags. If you can’t find any paper that you like, you can go to any DIY shop and get some or you can simply find decoupage paper on amazon (where I get most of my materials).
I take an A4 thick colored paper and I fold it in half.
I cut the decoupage paper in tree-shape (same size as the tree-shaped cardboard that I already cut).
I glue the tree-shaped colored paper on the 3d cardboard trees (the ones that I cut on step 1).
Next, I paint the trees with my metal markers at any color or shape that I want. In addition, you can write some wishes on the card like “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Holidays” or even glue letters that are out of paper etc. Let your imagination run wild.
Once I’m done with this, I glue some colorful beads and/or small wooden objects on my trees. To make the cards even more beautiful, I glue colorful cotton ribbons on the sides of each card.
When I finish the above steps, I let my cards to dry. After a couple of hours of patience, they’re ready!
Go ahead and give them to your beloved ones and get them thrilled!
That’s it! It wasn’t hard, was it?
I hope that you liked this tutorial!
It’s really easy to craft and the best part is that you can make these Christmas cards at home with recyclable materials. In some cases, there’s literally no need to buy new materials.
Looking forward to seeing your creations! Happy holidays and let me know your thoughts on the comments section! I’ll be happy to hear from you.