It’s the first of December and I am officially in Christmas-mode. Finally, I can start blasting out the holiday tunes, baking treats and mulling wine. To commemorate my favourite time of year I’ve decided to take on a bit of a Christmas DIY challenge: from now till Christmas Eve, I’ll be posting a new festive DIY tutorial everyday – it’s going to be my “24 days of Christmas DIY”. These DIYs will range from gift ideas, home decor, food (glorious food), decorations and booze (glorious booze)! So to kick things off, here’s a great tutorial/cheat for DIY Christmas cards. There are plenty of multi-packs of Christmas cards for sale in any supermarket or stationary store at the moment, but this little DIY can transform them from mass-produced to special and slightly more personalised. Plus, using pre-bought cards as a base is a great DIY cheat.
What you need:
- Small Christmas Cards
- Shiny red wrapping paper
- Handful of pearls
- Couple of flat buttons
- Spray glue
- Contact Adhesive
- Silver Pen
- Lay out a sheet of wrapping paper, colour side down.
- In a well ventilated area, open a card and place it facing down on a sheet of newspaper. Spray evenly with the spray glue.
- Stick one half of the card on the wrapping paper. Fold and stick the other half to the wrapping paper. Cut the card out from the sheet.
- Using a pencil, draw out the shape of a Christmas bauble on the front of the card.
- Squeeze a thin layer of contact adhesive on the bauble shape.
- Stick the pearls and buttons onto the card to create the bauble. Leave to dry.
- Using the silver pen and ruler; draw the bauble’s “string” from the top of the card.
How easy is that? Personalised cards are no longer time-consumming nor require special card, measuring utensils etc; you can mix and match with all sorts of shapes, buttons, beads or lace. Love it!