During the holidays, sending a simple hello to someone you love can speak volumes. A handmade card is the perfect way to do just that. After all, it boasts more care and thought than a store-bought card ever could. It’s also easy on the wallet. You don’t need fancy supplies to create something festive and fun. For these DIY Christmas card ideas, sequins and a plastic baggie were used to make an eye-catching confetti creation. It all comes down to placement and technique. Keep reading to see how easy it is to make your own.
- Darice Adhesive Tape Roller
- Core’dinations A2 Cards and Envelopes
- Darice Craft Knife
- Metallic Marker or Paint Pen
- Darice 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 Self Sealing Bag
- Darice Turquoise Round Sequins *
- Cutting Mat
- Darice Gold Leaf Sequins *
- Darice Round Silver Sequins *
* When it comes to your selection of sequins, feel free to use any combination of colors, sizes, and shapes. Darice offers an awesome variety of sequins!
Step 1. Draw a 2.5 x 2.5 inch square on the front flap of the card base.
Step 2. Using the ruler as a straight edge, cut out the square with a craft knife.
Step 3. Fill up the clear bag with sequins of your choice. Use as little or as many as you’d like! Fold and seal the bag.
Step 4. On the back side of the card front, add a strip of double-sided adhesive tape around the cut out. Stay close to the edges.
Step 5. Firmly press the sequin-filled bag on to the tape. The bag’s flap should be facing you; this will allow the recipient to open up the bag, if they’d like.
Step 6. Add a generous helping of doodles and details with a metallic marker or paint pen. Metallic acrylic paints or gel pens also work great.
For these DIY Christmas card ideas, don’t feel limited to square presents. A square can also double as a gingerbread house, while a circle can become an ornament. Triangles can work as Christmas trees (below) and Santa hats. If you’re up to the challenge, you can even cut out a star.
Thanks to the endless combinations of shapes and sequins, it’ll be easy to create a different card for everyone on your list. Daring individuals will have a blast unleashing the shower of confetti, too. But hey—at least it’s not extra fine glitter 😉
If you’re looking for other DIY Christmas card ideas to make this year, try these 15 crafty Christmas card ideas.
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.