#DelightfulDIY: Festive Holiday Cards

December 10, 2014

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.  ;)

#DelightfulDIY Holiday Cards | Delightfully, Kristi

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!

#DelightfulDIY Holiday Cards - ripped paper Christmas tree | Delightfully, Kristi

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!


#DelightfulDIY Holiday Cards - Merry and Bright | Delightfully, Kristi

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!


#DelightfulDIY Holiday Cards - Lace Doily Snowman | Delightfully, Kristi

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!




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