This one is for the kids! Are your children getting into the Christmas spirit now that Christmas is only days away? Making a Christmas card is easy to do and is a great activity which can be set up in no time and shouldn’t make a huge mess of the house either! Get a few items for this card craft to create a beautiful card for close family such as aunts, uncles and grandparents. They will certainly be chuffed to see a handmade personalised card from them.
What you need
Card – glitter card, plain card
Bakers twine or hessian string
Plain white card/envelope
Washi tape, Christmas embellishments such as glitter lettering, scissors, hole puncher
Get your own glitter card or other bright cards of your choice and hand draw out your bauble shape or draw around a large jar lid or several small jar lids using a pair of scissors or craft knife. Make sure you cut out a good-sized bauble which fills most of the card to get a good effect. For the top of the bauble use a hole puncher to punch out the hole at the top.
This is the creative bit where you and/or your children can play around with your design on the bauble. Decorate by creating fun patterns, circles, stars or stripes. Use a glue stick or use a silicone glue gun to apply your fun Christmas embellishments to your festive bauble. Once it’s dried, use some Christmas themed baker’s twine in red, white and green to tie to the top of the bauble. Another alternative is to draw the string or to finish off the bauble at the top with a gold, silver or red satin bow.
We have used washi tape and our fun range of Christmas embellishments such as our Christmas trees, gold glitter stars and glitter holly. We have used some craft foam pads to create a 3D effect on the baubles.