Long go the days where we write and snail mail Christmas cards to each other. I miss those days in class when we received handwritten cards. I used to make a lot of cards for friends and families, but that habit has kind of died down. I’m going to squeeze in my last Christmas-themed post with a crafty session in making easy DIY cards, inspired by Yahoo!DIY, that would complement your gift to a best friend, significant other, or family.
I was browsing the Holiday section of the Yahoo!DIY site to find some Christmas crafty ideas to be inspired by. As my friends and I were doing Secret Santa this year, I saw an article in DIY-ing Christmas cards; Skip the Store: How to DIY Your Holiday Cards in 5 Minutes, and decided to try it out as a finishing touch to her present. I got a bit carried away and made a few more and will be tacking them on to more Christmas presents! A DIY touch always makes a wrapped present more cheery, yes?
These are three different types of stuff you can find around your house to specialize the card.
If you have felt lying around (or they’re super cheap at the dollar store,) they can be cut into infinite shapes, and who doesn’t like to feel soft and fuzzy things? I also cut a square piece of felt and put it over cardstock to replicate a present, and added a ribbon and a bow on top.
You always get spare buttons from jackets and sweaters that end up in a pile somewhere..those buttons can be put to use on a card! I glued two on a card and used a marker to make it look like an ornament.
If you don’t have buttons or felts, but lots of paper, this is an extremely simple DIY- cut some green craft paper (I’m using cardstock) and glue them on and fold the sides for a 3D look. I wrote a greeting on the front…(and realized my handwriting is not the nicest.)
Yahoo!DIY has tons of holiday ideas in decorating the dinner table, what to feed your guests, and other budget-friendly, DIY gifts. My mom is a huge scrapbooker, so luckily I have lots of artsy material on hand. Do you buy Christmas cards or prefer making them yourself?
And to all my readers, hope you all have a good holiday! I will be taking a break for a few days; Merry Christmas!
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