Christmas is upon us! I really should’ve sent out these cards weeks ago, but that’s not how I roll. I get things done, usually in the nick of time! I work well under pressure? Anyways..
Thought I would show you a quick tutorial on how to make homemade Christmas cards! I am all about not buying a bunch of holiday stuff this year and rather making cards/gifts myself. I don’t have the money to be spending a ton during the holidays, but I also think that homemade stuff is so much more thoughtful and (hopefully) appreciated! Also, it’s fun! Oh, and easy.
Find some mismatched Christmas ribbon. I got mine on sale at Michaels’ Craft store for $1 a roll. I bought 4 different colours and I just mix and match to make all the cards a little different. Cut one ribbon as long as the card and two pieces as wide as the card. I did the “measuring” once and then used those pieces as guides to chop up the rest of the pieces really fast. I assembly lined that sh*t!
Grab your trusty hot glue gun (or craft glue would work too!) and eyeball the long ribbon on first. I glued the top section, then folded the paper and glued the other side, just to make sure I left enough give for the card to actually fold.
Take a little piece of twine, embroidery floss, ribbon, whatever you have and tie a tiny bow. Place a dot of hot glue on your mini label and attach. Write a little message on the card. We chose “with love” for the simplicity of the overall look.
Just to be fancy, I wrote our message on blank piece of photo paper with a sharpie then hot glued it inside. So there you have it! I hope you like them! And I hope you have more Christmas cards in the mail at this very moment than I do…