I’ve got two fun and unique handmade holiday card ideas to show you today – rustic metal accent cards and a plantable star card. They’re both fun to make and are sure to make an impression on the recipient!
Supplies needed to make these metal accent holiday card ideas:
- 2 inch Rusted Metal Trees.
- Assorted Rusted Metal Stars.
- Metal Snowflakes – 1 1/2 inch.
- Natural Brown Cards – “Kraft” (only $1.00 for 12!!).
- Craft Needles.
- Baker’s Twine – Cappuccino Collection.
- Hot Glue.
These holiday card ideas are incredibly simple, but have such a nice weight and texture thanks to the little rusted tin pieces. The metal accents are inexpensive and look beautiful against the ‘Kraft’ natural brown cards. Start by simply hot gluing your shapes onto the cards in whatever design you choose. Then you get to add some more detail! For the tree card, I threaded a large craft needle with baker’s twine:
For the stars, I simply added in text with a thin-tipped marker.
For the snowflake card, I used gold marker to repeat “let it snow!” under the metal accents.
Supplies needed to make these plantable star holiday card ideas:
- Scrap Paper.
- Star Plastic Canvas.
- Egg White, Honey and small paint brush.
Let me be honest with you. These plantable star holiday card ideas takes some time and patience and is NOT one you would want to mass produce for lots and lots of family and friends. (For that, try the metal accent holiday card ideas above!) These recycled paper plantable stars are PERFECT for a fun kid’s craft or very special card for the gardener in your family. The supplies are minimal and very cheap! Start by ripping up some scrap paper and place in a bowl of water.
Blend the “mush” in a blender. I use a “garden blender” for craft projects, “moss shakes”, etc so that I don’t dull the blade on my nice blender. You might consider a cheap thrift store blender for projects like this! If you are using small seeds, add them in now with a SPOON, not your blender. Once you have pulp, simply pour it onto your star “screen”.
Add a layer of egg white and honey to the top of the card if you want to add large seeds to your paper star. The egg whites and honey serve as an adhesive. *****Cards MUST dry at least 24-48 hours!******