I love Christmas cards. Not only do I love sending them, but I also love getting them. There are those three beautiful weeks in December where checking the mail is a joy.
Seeing your name handwritten across the front of an envelope? It’s thrilling. You can’t deny it.
Today I’ve made two simple and rustic DIY Christmas cards, both created on the same chalkboard cards. I opted not to write a message on the front of these card, but you could also do that with a chalk pen.
First, the “snowy” snowman.
Supplies needed to make your own frosted snowman DIY Christmas cards:
- A2 Chalk Core Chalkboard Cards
- White Cardstock
- Circle Punches in various sizes (or you can use a stencil or cutting machine)
- Aleene’s Glitter Snow
- Foam Paintbrush
- Glue Gun and sticks
- Miniature Hat and Scarf
I started by cutting out three circles and a “ground cover of snow” out of the white cardstock. Using hot glue, I secured them to the card. Then, I applied the Glitter Snow to the cardstock using big swirls of the paintbrush. I imagined where the snow would fall on the ground, and how it would swirl on the snowman.
I trimmed down the scarf (which means that another snowman can have the other half around his neck!) and glued both it and the hat to the snowman.
Voila! He’s finished!
I left him faceless, but I can also imagine what a few little dabs of coal and a carrot nose would do for this fella. I think my girls would have a lot of fun decorating them as well. (Perfect if the DIY Christmas cards are going to grandparents or friends from school!)
The second type of DIY Christmas cards I made was just as easy, but has a completely different look.
Supplies needed to make your own rustic star DIY Christmas cards:
- Rusted Tin Stars
- Glue Gun
- Burlap Ribbon
- White Cardstock
- 2 inch Circle Punch
- White Lace Doily Tape
- Spun Gold Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
I had to put two coats of paint of Spun Gold onto the stars. I have used these stars in other projects, and I love how well they take paint.
These DIY Christmas cards are both quick and easy projects, and use a few of the same materials in their construction. Get the kidlets involved in the painting of the snowman, or play with different colours of burlap and doily tape to customize your cards.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!