Need something to do with last year’s tissue paper? Why not make this year’s Christmas cards?
I was feeling crafty and I still needed to get Christmas cards (late! I know!), so I decided to make my own. I love making cards because it adds a personal touch to the message you’re sharing. Share some love and creativity with these simple, cute, unique little cards:
What you’ll need:
- tissue paper in colors of your choice
- blank, folded cards in a color of your choice, with envelopes to match (you can get these at any craft store)
- a small paint brush
- water and a plastic cup
Step One: Cut out small squares of tissue paper and cut them into little snow flakes– just like you did in elementary school! The more you fold, the more complex your snowflakes will be! To make round snowflakes, fold a square into a triangle, then fold it in half. Round off the edge by cutting in a curve. Make sure you’re cutting the loose part of the paper and not the folded part. Cut hearts, triangles, circles, stars, whatever! Then unfold your snowflake!
Keep making snowflakes of all shapes, sizes and colors. Then arrange them on your card into a little collage.
Step Two: Pour some of the glue into the cup and dilute it with water. Don’t add too much or it won’t be sticky! Just add enough to to make it thin enough to paint with. Then, gently paint the water-glue mixture onto your snowflakes, gluing them onto the card. Let your cards dry, then cut off any extra pieces.
Step Three: Using markers, write your greeting! I stuck with a simple “Merry Christmas.” I also used several colors to create a sort of rusty, purple red. You could use sharpies, washables or even paint.
Et voila! C’est tout!
Make some more and write your special holiday message inside. The cool thing about these cards is that every single one truly is unique– just like snowflakes!
I hope to make some more cards with different craft scraps I have. Making cards, presents and goodies at Christmas time is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. What are you making this winter?