Sharing how to make a homemade holiday card that your family will love! Three easy homemade holiday card ideas for Christmas!
Hi everyone! I have been making homemade holiday cards for almost every special occasion for about ten years now. I really enjoy using my creativity to come up with something different & special for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday’s, & most of all, Christmas. I’ve done everything from pressing flowers, making my own prints, & weaving textured paper. My dad has always told me that I should sell my cards, but I’m just not quite there yet!
For Christmas last year, I made two identical cards for both of my parents. It always takes me a while to visualize what I want to make & the concept the homemade holiday card will have.
For this year, I took inspiration from a couple places.
The first was a minimal wrapping paper idea that I saw on Pinterest. The gifts were wrapped in a light brown paper & tied up with twine. I loved the simplistic appearance & I was excited to look through Michaels to get my supplies (I purchased everything for these cards at my local Michaels).
The second place I took inspiration from, were place-settings that Devin’s mom created on Thanksgiving. She bunched her napkins with a small piece of twine & a sprig of rosemary. It was beautiful & that visual hasn’t left my mind!
How to Make a Homemade Holiday Card
Supplies used: All Purchased @ Michaels
- Faux cardboard paper (2 pieces)
- Plain off-white paper with a scalloped lace trim (2 pieces)
- Linen (2 square pieces)
- Roll of twine (1)
- Evergreen sprigs (2)
- Elmer’s glue
- Hole puncher
Homemade Holiday Card Directions
- First, cut papers accordingly to match the size of card in mind
- Glue the cut linen fabric on top of the cut faux cardboard paper. The paper has an identical look to a piece of cardboard, but is much thinner, which is perfect for crafting!
- Trim the off-white scalloped lace to fit the size of the card. I wanted the end of lace to match up perfectly with the card. I only needed to trim the lace off the top & bottom.
- Use the excess scalloped lace, which was cut off the top & bottom of the original paper, to create a heavier lace trim. Use the roll of twine to interlace the two together. (This wasn’t my original plan but as I was cutting the original lace paper, the idea came to mind & I LOVE how it turned out!)
- To finish the base, punch a hole in the middle of the card (through all three layers!), & use the twine to connect the top lace overlay to the linen & cardboard. Wrap & tie the twine based on preference.
- Finally, add a piece of an evergreen branch. I love this simplistic look. The card itself is a simple design based on color pallet & materials used, but the evergreen really gives it a holiday flare.
I then made two sets of simpler cards. One set with a fun holiday gold animal pattern, cut & then bound like a book with the twine. The next set of cards incorporated another piece of linen, which I draped over a simple gold & off-white checkered print paper. To complete these cards, I used twine to connect a piece of shimmery light gold paper to the base.
There is nothing better than a handwritten or handmade card & it’s not too late to make one for someone this Christmas!! I hope you all enjoyed this post, & if anyone tries making a similar card, let me know, I would love to see it!!!