‘Tis the season for receiving cards from all your friends and family. And what makes a better gift than something handmade? So take some time with your family to have fun, get creative, and show off your crafty side with these clever ways to construct your own Christmas cards.
Cut out basic shapes using just a few simple colors to give yourself unlimited options for making cards which are fun, easy and quick to construct.
This is another super quick, super simple way to create a unique and sophisticated card. Just obtain some sprigs of boxwood or eucalyptus, cut them into pieces, and glue them into wreath shapes. No one will expect such a creative and classy touch!
The kids will absolutely love crafting these cards! There is little explanation needed; draw out the string, then dip your fingers in colored paint and have a blast making light strings out of fingerprints.
Pine and Button Ornaments
These could likely be done without even having to go to the store. Just glue the pieces on, draw the strings and text, and accent the corners with some doylies for cards which are incredibly one-of-a-kind.
Christmas Gift Cut Outs
These will take no time at all. Just get some festive paper, and consider gluing it onto cardboard for added thickness. Tie yarn into ribbons, glue onto the gifts, and cut off the excess. Voila!
Christmas Tree Pop-outs
These cards are fun! They turn good cards into fabulous card by giving the recipient the unexpected surprise of a 3-D Christmas tree when they open it up. To craft these, create paper fans out of various widths of paper, glue them in, and accent with a star topper.
Santa Claus Cards
If someone in the family is decent at drawing, have them sketch out Santa’s face. Then use glitter glue to fill in the hat and cheeks, and cotton for the beard. If you can, dye cotton balls red to give a 3-D finishing point to Santa’s hat.
And there you have it! Give your loved ones Christmas cards with a personal touch, while keeping your children entertained and exercising their artistic skills. Feel free to modify these and add your own special creative touch to come up with cards which will help make the holidays totally unique, fun, and unforgettable.