When time and life permit, we like to make our own Christmas cards here at Casa de Potter. I know you may be overwhelmed with holiday preparations and feeling like, “ARGH, are you kidding me, Martha?!” I’m not, and I’m definitely not Martha. These cards are super easy to make. Any patterned papers will work here, or upcycle used paper if you prefer. We’ve created similar cards using old magazine or book pages in the past.
No magazines or catalogs? Last year’s wrapping paper will be perfection!
Tools and Materials (Links are affiliate based. If you click on a link and make a purchase, we get a small percentage of the sale. That’s how we keep the glitter stocked!)
Patterned Scrapbook Paper
Kraft Paper Cards and Envelopes
1/4″ Silver Glitter Ribbon
Clear faceted flat back Swarovski crystals
Crystal Katana Tool
Step One: Fold cardstock or thin cardboard to create your templates. Use a pen or pencil to draw half of a simple swooped tree shape as shown.
Step Two: Repeat making a slightly shorter and skinnier tree shape. Cut these both out.
Step Three: Cut stems from scrap paper.
Step Four: Measure and cut ribbon for bottom of card as shown.
Step Five: Add adhesive to back of trees.
Step Six: Adhere trunk and larger tree to left side of card.
Step Seven: Layer smaller tree on top towards the right side of card as shown. The trunks should start from the same point on the card.
Step Eight: Add a thin bead of glue to card and attach ribbon. Trim any excess from sides carefully.
Step Nine: Add a small dab of adhesive for each sequin.
Step Ten: Use your Crystal Katana to pick up and place sequins in adhesive. The metal end of the tool can be used to press and secure the sequins after you’ve placed them.
Step Eleven: Add a tiny dab of glue to the center of each sequin.
Step Twelve: Use Crystal Katana to pick up and place crystals in center of each sequin.
Step Thirteen: Add thin swags of glitter glue to trees. Let everything dry.
Step Fourteen: Make more!
Put whatever holiday greeting you choose inside. I’m thinking this year we’ll go with: “May your days be merry and bright.”
See, that wasn’t so stressful was it? You can do this at night in front of the TV or gather the family around the table and work as a team. That’s how we do it around these parts.
If you prefer traditional colors, you can make these using red and green holiday themed papers. I was kind of feeling these pretty pastels! Stay tuned for more Simple DIY Christmas Cocktails, Cupcakes, and Crafts!