Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sunday DIY - Handmade Christmas/Holiday Card Ideas

christmas card diy

Today's DIY is for those of you who fancy having a go at creating some homemade cards this year. I've made four different designs for this post all of which were put together using basic craft supplies that I already had lying around. They are all very easy to make and you can even use up some of your paper scraps and old buttons! Here's the DIY details...

christmas card diy
christmas card diy

We all know how much I love to use washi tape for crafting and the first Christmas tree card design was created using green washi tapes paired with sequins. I began by drawing a triangle shape onto the card and then cut the strips of tape to size, cutting each one at a slight angle to add to the tree shape. To finish I added a rectangular sequin for the tree trunk, a star at the top of the tree and a few mini sequins as baubles - all from a big bag of mixed sequins I picked up from Poundland a while ago.

The second tree design was made with the same technique but this time I used festive ribbons from The Range instead of the tape. I stuck the ribbons down using a glue gun as I had it to hand but I think PVA would work just as well.

christmas card diy
christmas card diy

The first bauble design was one that I had seen popping up all over Pinterest but had managed to completely forget about. When Ingrid made similar cards last week as part of her DIY December video series I remembered how effective it looked and decided to try it out myself. We happen to have a big box of buttons in our house so luckily I didn't have to buy any supplies. I picked out a selection of red, green and bronze buttons which I attached using a glue gun. The hanging detail was drawn on using a fine permanent marker.

Continuing on with this theme I decided to adapt the idea a little and used various paper scraps instead of buttons. To cut the circles I used craft/paper punches and stuck them down with PVA, then again used a fine permanent marker for the detailing.

Happy DIY-ing! 
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