DIY Christmas Cards + Earrings

reading time: ca. 2 min

What is a better gesture of love than a handmade Christmas card? (Alright, maybe some homemade cookies, but that's as good as it gets!) I spent last night crafting 5 fairly easy Christmas cards, and wanted to share these ideas with you. Here we go!

You will need:
Card stock
Wrapping paper
Scissors
Glue
(everything else is absolutely optional)

Number 1: Cute as a Button



- pine sprig
- coloured buttons
- tacky glue

First draw freehand ribbons and hooks for your baubles, then glue on the baubles and the pine sprig. Done. I decided to add two tiny details: a drawn red bow and part of a paper snowflake which i made from tracing paper.


Number 2: Simplicity is Key

- festive card stock, i chose shimmery gold
- a printed napkin (or even wrapping paper instead)

Carefully peel off the very first layer of the napkin, cut out the desired motif and gently glue it onto your card. Done.


Number 3: Lovely Leftovers

- coloured paper
- a strip of wrapping paper (unfortunately mine was foil and a little wrinkled. but you get the idea)
- felt stars
- metal studs

For a minimalistic version, simply take a strip of wrapping paper (or Duck Tape) and glue it onto your card, like Shannon did over here:

source: madiganmade.com


Number 4: To my Deer Family
This is a card i accidentally made last year for Saint Nicholas Day - it's lots of fun if you want to play around with some leftover household items. In my case it wasn't even supposed to be a card, i - erm - honestly just had a piece of paper with brown some spots on it because i had been painting the other day, and somehow i decided to make reindeer heads out of these spots. To make them a little cuter i also drew some ears and mouths, hair and beard on them. Yeh, i went kinda crazy...

Noses: various beads and one brass fastener.
Antlers: matchsticks, nails and some wire, respectively.

Papa Deer even got a little wrapping paper neck-tie. Oh, and i glued some googly eyes on them, too! And that's how Baby Deer, Papa Deer, Mama Deer and Teenie Deer came about. Yeah. It's kinda cute though, isn't it?
It goes without saying that you have to address your loved ones with "Deer (name)", of course.


Number 5: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

- white or printed paper
- printed wrapping paper
- some narrow gift ribbon 
- some glitter

Now for my favourite card: Cut out three ornament circles from the wrapping paper. Fold in half and attach the halves back to back except for the two "outer" ones; those will be glued to the card. Cover card with white or printed paper, glue the ribbon thread to it, then a ribbon bow, then the 3D bauble, and decorate with glitter, writing and a thin strip of wrapping paper at the edge, if you like.
Oh, and i also drew a tiny rednosed reindeer onto the envelope! Isn't it cute? 


THANKS TO:

who was kind enough to share this post on pinterest!
(almost 400 re-pins and 100 likes so far!! this is crazy... thanks so much for making my day :))

who happened to include this in their Christmas Card round-up 
(buzzfeed? how did they even stumble upon my blog...?! i'm so honoured!)


Bauble Earrings
Last but not least i've got one final DIY to share with you: Christmas Earrings that will only take 2 minutes and 2 items to make!

- a pair of baubles (which ever colour you like, i went for a classy gold)
- a pair of earring hooks

Take the little "lid" off the bauble, attach the earring hook to the loop, put it back onto the baubles and voilà! There you have you 5-minute Christmas Earrings.




That's it!

Ah, these were so much fun to make :) I hope you found some of it useful! Do you usually write Christmas cards? I have to admit, i was never really a Christmas card writing type of person, but that's going to change right now. 

Wishing you a lovely weekend ~



Maisy



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