Easy DIY Christmas Card Ideas

The holidays are a busy season for everyone who celebrates Christmas. While there are many things to do: gift shopping, party planning, home decorating – you may find that you don’t have enough time to give something handmade and unique to people you really care about. Giving them a Christmas card is always a good idea.

Giving out traditional holiday cards might be old-fashioned, but it makes any recipient feel loved and thought for. A DIY Christmas card is more likely to be kept, maybe even put on display, than a boring, generic card from the store. Coming up with new and easy ideas can be tough, but don’t sweat it! With these DIY Christmas card ideas, you can show how much you care while not taking up too much of your time.

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Blank White Cards and Envelopes 100 Pack, Ohuhu 4.25 x 5.5 Heavyweight Folded Cardstock and A2 Envelopes
SuperMoss (26911) Spanish Moss Dried, Natural, 8oz
Paper Mart RIC Rac Trim for Sewing, Art and Craft, Red, 11 mm x 25 Yd
Burlap Ribbon Perfect for Wedding Home Decoration Gift Wrap Bows Made Handmade Art Crafts
Red Gingham Ribbon, 1/4" Wide Craft Ribbon Checkered Craft 50 Yards Long Per Spool 100% Polyester Woven Edge Mother's Day Gifts
Barcelonetta | Felt Fabric Sheets | 9" x 12" Inch | 5 Pieces | 1.5mm Thick | DIY Arts & Crafts
Barcelonetta | Felt Fabric Sheets | 9" x 12" Inch | 5 Pieces | 1.5mm Thick | DIY Arts & Crafts, Patchwork Sewing, Felt Paper (Kelly Green)
Barcelonetta | Felt Fabric Sheets | 9" x 12" Inch | 5 Pieces | 1.5mm Thick | DIY Arts & Crafts, Patchwork Sewing, Felt Paper (Red)
Barcelonetta | Felt Fabric Sheets | 9" x 12" Inch | 5 Pieces | 1.5mm Thick | DIY Arts & Crafts, Patchwork Sewing, Felt Paper (Golden Yellow)
500-700 PCS Assorted Mixed Color Resin Buttons 2 and 4 Holes Round Craft

 

Spanish Moss Wreath Card

Send your greetings from the kids or the whole family with this photo card decorated with Spanish moss as a wreath accent.

What you need:

To make:

  1. Cut out a black-and-white photograph of your kids or the entire family in a circle. Make sure that it’s sized right so when you place it on your card, there will still be enough space on both sides for the Spanish moss wreath and a little bit of white space.
  2. Glue it to the front of a plain card. Attach it to the upper, center part of the card so that you can add a wide ribbon at the bottom of the card.
  3. Attach lengths of Spanish moss around the picture using hot glue to make a wreath.
  4. Using a red gingham ribbon, attach a small bow to the bottom of the wreath with hot glue.
  5. Add a ribbon to the bottom part of the card up to the bottom edge of the paper. Top it with a rick rack trim to accessorize.

Felt Christmas Tree Card

If you want your card to be soft, just like the slippers you got from Santa, this card is great to give away! Make a card made entirely from felt and add some button ornament accents to make it merrier.

What you need:

To make:

  1. Cut a rectangle from white felt and fold it in half to make a card.
  2. Cut a Christmas tree shape from the green felt and a star from the yellow felt.
  3. Glue the tree with the star on top to the front of the card.
  4. Cut letters to spell “Merry” on the red felt. You can either freehand them or draw the letters with a pencil first as an outline.
  5. Glue the letters below the tree.
  6. Glue on colorful mini-buttons all around the tree to mimic Christmas tree ornaments.
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20 Pack EVA Foam Sheets, Extra Large Sheet Size, 12 x 17.5 Inch, Assorted Colors (20 Colors), 2mm Thick, by Better Office Products
Hamilco White Cardstock Thick Paper - 5 x 7" Blank Folded Cards - Greeting Invitations Stationary
Acrylic Paint Set, Caliart 24 Colors (59ml, 2oz) Art Craft Paint Supplies
ROYAL BRUSH RFOMW-4P Foam Brush, 4-Pack
Sustainable Greetings Blank Kraft Greeting Cards Notecards with Envelopes
Blank White Cards and Envelopes 100 Pack, Ohuhu 4.25 x 5.5 Heavyweight Folded Cardstock and A2 Envelopes
Christmas Holiday Washi Tape - 12 Rolls Winter Foil Washi Tape Set with Snowflake, Tree, Deer, Striped, Perfect
Best Creation Glitter Tape, 15mm by 5m, Gold - GTS002
Caryko Super Fuzzy Chenille Stems Pipe Cleaners, Pack of 100 (Green)
Jurxy Brown Kraft Cardstock Paper 100 LB. 25 Sheets Folding Large Size A4 Notebook Hardcover Stationery Paper Arts Crafts Paper 260 GMS 8.3 x 11.7
1000 Pack, Gold Foil Star Metallic Stickers, 0.6" Diameter

 

Stamped Christmas Card

DIY-ing Christmas cards can be impressive enough, but if you can still take it to the next level by featuring your own holiday-themed, handmade stamps.

What you need:

To make:

  1. Take the foam sheet and cut a rectangle that measures 4” by 6”, which is the standard size of a greeting card. Draw your pattern on it using a pencil. You can draw Christmas trees and stars – edgy, geometric shapes that will form a Christmas tree or stars will work great as a pattern.
  2. Using a cutter, cut those shapes out. Make sure not to make it too small as the paint will stick in it and won’t appear when stamping.
  3. At the back of the foam, glue a piece of cardboard with a glue gun. This will help you easily apply it on the cardstock paper.
  4. Using a foam brush, put paint on the foam stamp. Be sure to spread the paint everywhere, then apply the stamp on the front part of your card. It’s best to make a few tries first on plain paper to see how it works.

Kraft and Evergreen Wreath Greeting Card

If you’re not into the classic, colorful, Christmas-y elements, this simple and stately greeting card is perfect for you. This card features a traditional green wreath that can be created in a matter of minutes. Effortless but really classy and presentable!

What you need:

  • Kraft paper
  • Sprigs of rosemary
  • Computer and printer
  • Hot glue

To make:

  1. Run the kraft paper cards through your printer with a simple and festive “’Tis the season” message in the middle. Use a typewriter font like Courier to make it stately and sophisticated. You can add another message on the low center part of the card. The key is to keep it minimal. 
  2. Using springs of rosemary, make a wreath surrounding the message. Glue it in place.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Card

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas card that only needs three supplies? It doesn’t get easier than that! Crafting these Christmas trees is as easy as ripping lengths of Washi tape!

What you need:

To make:

  1. Tear five strips of one washi tape roll that has Christmas-y prints on it. Make each one a little longer than the last.
  2. Place them on the front of the card horizontally on top of one another. Make sure to leave a little space between each strip.
  3. Using the striped washi tape, tear a small strip that will serve as the tree trunk and place it vertically under the “tree” you made.
  4. Using your scissors, cut out a prominent design from the tape you used. It can be a snowflake, a tree, a Santa hat, snowman, star – any of the biggest printed designs from the tape. Use it to place on top of your tree. Alternatively, you can try cutting a star shape out of a glitter tape   

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Card

Most pine trees are prickly. But everyone you send this card to will want to pet this DIY version of a pine tree.

What you need:

To make:

  1. Hold the bottom part of the pipe cleaner and bend it left to right repeatedly until you form a triangular tree shape.
  2. Hot glue it to some card stock.
  3. Add a gold star sticker on top of the fuzzy pipe cleaner tree.