Ho ho ho, the holiday DIY’s are still comin’ at ya! I admit, I may be slightly obsessed with all-things-Christmas this holiday season, but who can deny the magic of red and green, snow and glitter, warm drinks and yummy treats?? Not this girl, that’s for sure. ;)
Today, I am sharing 3 festive holiday cards that are super easy to make, and all with materials that you likely have lying around the house. Let’s get started!
This first card is definitely the easiest of the three. It is simply a tree made out of ripped paper decorated with stickers and some raffia ribbon tied in a bow on top!
I used papers that I had on hand, including some brown craft paper, patterned gift wrap and a couple solid green papers. The stickers that I used to create the ornaments were from a pack of gift labels. To create the card, simply tear the paper into strips in graduated sizes, and glue or tape them down into a tree shape, and that’s it! Sign it, mail it, Merry Christmas!
The “Merry & Bright” card was used with more papers that I had on hand, including the brown craft paper which I cut into gift tag shapes. The letters were from a set of alphabet stickers and the glitter silver ricrac was a leftover bit that I cut into pieces for some sparkly trim.
Once again, I cut my papers to size and used my various decorations to create a festive, but simple, design. The beauty of a handmade card is that you have complete freedom to get wild and creative – use pretty patterned gift wrap for paper, add ribbons, bows, sequins, buttons or whatever fun sparkly bits and bobs you have lying around!
Last, but not least, is my favorite card, the doily snowman! This card is just the cutest, and it was surprisingly simple to make.
I used a combination of techniques, ripping the papers on the lower half to create a “snow drift,” and then tracing and cutting white paper and a paper doily to create the three pieces of my snowman. (**Helpful hint: I traced measuring cups to get the graduated sizes of the circles!**)
I glued everything onto my paper, decorated Mr. Snowman with some more bits of paper and raffia ribbon, and then cut out a few more doily pieces for snowflakes. Voila – a winter wonderland snowman!
These cards were so much fun to make and the possibilities really are endless! I hope I have inspired you to make something jolly this holiday season, and, please, if you do make something fun – share! I would love nothing more than to see your beautiful creations!! :)
As always, thanks for reading!