Anyone else into some festive sentiment? What better way to pull at those family heartstrings (and keep the littles busy) than with some DIY Christmas Cards. They are always a hit and treasured keepsake. This year I was super excited to get Ava involved too.
- Texture art paper or craft cardboard
- A palette or plate for easy use
- Con-tact paper
- A pencil with an eraser at the end
- An apron for protection when things get messy
Draw and cut out your favourite Christmas design on the Con-tact paper. Now, lightly stick your design onto art paper or craft cardboard. The paper needs to be textured and not smooth otherwise it won’t be possible to remove the Con-tact paper afterwards.
Extra Tip: Try making the Con-tact paper a little less sticky by sticking it onto some fabric first. A dishcloth or any odd piece will do.
Use the back of a pencil (with an eraser) as a small circle stamp and stamp tiny dots all over your card. Go wild and have fun dipping the pencil into all your favourite colours.
Next you should give your card time to dry completely. Then carefully peel away the Con-tact paper to reveal your crisp, clean design.
Minimal effort that yields maximum results. The girls were so surprised and impressed seeing their artwork come to life as we removed the Con-tact paper.
Also never underestimate the simplistic beauty of finger prints…
A jumble of tiny prints can be transformed into a snow storm or line them up for a string of Christmas lights. You’re only limited by your imagination.
With a few finishing touches, these DIY Christmas Cards turned out great. We had the best time making them and I just know everyone will love receiving them too.
For more Christmas Crafts be sure to checkout these awesome post too:
- Earth To Ali Photography made the most adorable The Grinch Christmas ornaments.
- In these Stilettos shares her homemade salt dough recipe for the sweetest keepsake ornaments.
- This is Bentley’s world gets festive with toilet paper rolls – this one is sure to be a hit with the littles.
- Mini Matisse Diaries shows how to make a Pinecone Chandelier for the garden.
- And lastly Mayalief.Speel.Leer has put together the perfect Christmas craft box which included everything needed to keep little hand busy and little minds occupied this holiday.