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A Very DIY Holiday: Greeting Cards

A Very DIY Holiday: Greeting Cards

As part of our kid-friendly DIY series this holiday, our second craft will bring lots of cheer (and maybe a little glue) to everyone this season. Gift wrapping and card giving is one of the best ways to personalize a present—it takes it from store-bought to truly meaningful. Do you remember your parents saving cards and crafts you made in school? They may still have that turkey painted from your hand! And this DIY is all about making holiday cards a fun, special way to give a gift this holiday. In our opinion, the cards themselves turn into a gift. So skip the trip to the store, grab your supplies, and create your own card to give to relatives, teachers, and friends this year.

Christmas Tree Holiday Cards

To make these pipe cleaner Christmas tree cards, you’ll need:

  • Green pipe cleaners (sparkly ones if you can find them)
  • Gold star stickers
  • Gold pen
  • Card stock (or craft paper)
  • Hot glue gun (or craft glue)

Instructions
First, fold your card stock to make a folded card, and warm up the hot glue gun, if using.

Bend your pipe cleaner to form a tree, starting from the top of the tree and working your way down, ending with the trunk of the tree. Using the glue gun or craft glue, attach the tree to the front of your card.

Next, attach a gold sticker to the top of your tree. Create sparkle lines with the gold pen to make your star shine extra bright!

Button Wreath Holiday Cards

To make these button wreath cards, you’ll need:

  • Green buttons (various sizes and hues)
  • Ribbon
  • Holiday greeting stamp and stamp pad
  • Card stock (or craft paper)
  • Hot glue gun (or craft glue)

Instructions
First, fold your card stock to make a folded card, and warm up the hot glue gun, if using.

Using the glue gun or craft glue, affix the buttons in a circle on the front of the card, alternating types and sizes, to form a wreath. Be sure to leave room for a stamp print at the top or bottom!

Tie a bow with the ribbon, and using the glue, attach the bow on top of the buttons at the top or bottom of the wreath. Leave your card to dry.

Lastly, stamp your holiday greeting on the front of the card. Now you just need to write your message on the inside!

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