DIY Holiday Cards

The holidays are in full swing and it’s time to start putting the finishing touches on gifts and making those last minute cards. I’m a huge proponent of DIY and kid-friendly crafts, so I wanted to share one of my favorite card creations with you! It takes just a few minutes and a couple items.

Here’s what you need:

  • Cardstock or Kraft Paper
  • Scrap Book Paper (Construction Paper can be used instead)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick

Cut the Cardstock in half width wise. Fold each half. You should have two cards to work with now. Measure a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it to fit the front of one card. One sheet of scrapbook paper usually has two different sides. For instance, the paper I used was green circles on one side and a light wood grain on the other.

Next, cut one, two, or three triangles from the same scrapbook paper. I like to make them different heights and on the skinnier side. An easy way to get perfect symmetry is to fold the paper in half when you’re cutting. The fold will actually help you or your little one know where to glue the back later.

Lastly, cut out a few stars. Mum and dad, this is for you. Either cut out a white or kraft color star (coordinate to the inside card color) or grab a pack of stickers at the store. This is completely your call – the end product will look great no matter what!

Now it’s time to whip out the glue stick. Glue the rectangle of scrapbook paper to your card front. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, you can trim the sides once it has dried. Next, glue the trees on. I really love that these trees aren’t completely glued on. A stripe of glue down the very center will allow the sides to come up slightly and add a bit of dimension to the card. Lastly, glue or stick on your stars!

The inside is another facet of the cards that are completely up to you. I grabbed a calligraphy pen and channeled my inner pinterest. Have your littles scribble a message, write a heartfelt holiday greeting, or attach a photo inside!

Happy crafting folks!

Original Post December 9, 2014 on


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