Monday, 18 November 2013

Five ideas for...DIY Christmas cards

Miss Chaela Boo - DIY Christmas Card ideas
My five ideas this month is all about easy ways to make your own Christmas cards. You can easily grab a pack of 50 blank cards from craft shops for around £5, then all you need is some buttons, ribbon or glitter and a little inspiration. Here are my favourite quick and easy makes for the festive season.

The Button Collage.
Miss Chaela Boo - DIY Christmas Card ideas
Draw a triangle very lightly in pencil, fill the space with PVA glue and then add the buttons starting with the largest. I like to fill any fiddly gaps with beads. Use a piece of washi tape for the pot and add a star using glitter, a gold star sticker or draw one on with a gold or silver pen.

Beaded star.
Miss Chaela Boo - DIY Christmas Card ideas
A star shaped cookie cutter makes a great template for this design. Draw the shape lightly in pencil, fill the shape with glue and sprinkle with your choice of beads. This idea uses a lot of beads depending on the size of your shape. Don't have a huge stash of beads? Use buttons or glitter!

The Glitter Bauble. 
Miss Chaela Boo - DIY Christmas Card ideas
I know some people hate getting covered in glitter when they open up a Christmas card but as far as I'm concerned that's a bonus. The more glitter the better! Draw a light circle in pencil and then draw top of the bauble and string in pen.  Fill the circle with glue and cover with glitter. For a two tone bauble start with the first colour glitter and sprinkle heavily on one half of the shape and lightly on the other half. Use the second colour glitter to cover the first. This may take a little practise first and will result in mixed up glitter. Shake off the glitter and leave to dry.

Ribbon tree. 
Miss Chaela Boo - DIY Christmas Card ideas
Using different lengths of ribbon, create a tree shape. I found a glue tape roller the simplest way of sticking the ribbon. Apply the glue to the ribbon first then stick it to the card. Finish with a star of course!

Button baubles. 
Miss Chaela Boo - DIY Christmas Card ideas
This is my favourite of the five as it so so simple. Glue your chosen buttons to the card and add strings and bows in pen to turn them into hanging baubles. Super quick and perfect if you have lots of cards to make. 

Which is your favourite design? Have you got any other great ideas for Christmas cards? 

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4 comments:

  1. Love these, they are all simple but stylish :-)

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  2. They are great cards, I think my favourite is the bauble one, thanks for sharing them.

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  3. These are all lovely, but I particularly like the button-inspired designs ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

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