Friday, December 16, 2011

Homemade Christmas Card that kids can make

We decided to make a few homemade Christmas cards last night and I looked up some things for inspiration.  I finally decided on a design and I used the extra ribbon and buttons I had in my sewing closet.  If you would like to make these with your kids I will tell you how we did it.  Older kids could probably do this on their own but younger ones need some guidance.

You will need:

Ribbon or Fabric scraps - preferbly green and brown but you can do other colors
A small star or other tree topper
Elmer's Glue
Card Stock


Fold card stock in half.  Cut brown ribbon to fit onto the card stock.  I cut one end straight and the other end at a diagonel.  Glue the ribbon on the middle of the page.

My oldest took this picture of me gluing on the ribbon.

Take your green ribbon or fabric scraps and figure out where you want the ribbon and how you want to cut it.  I just put a bigger piece on bottom and went from there until you get to the top and cut a small triangle out.

Next, glue on your green ribbon.  Then you can decorate it!  We chose to put little buttons on as ornaments.  We used a foam star bead for the topper.

I had the kids pick out buttons and then I put glue on the back and they put it where they wanted to on the tree.

Let the card dry overnight so that the buttons will stay on.  The white glue will dry clear (you probably already know that).  

You can give them to teachers or grandparents, uncles, aunts or cousins.  Also, just open up the card once it is dry and write your personalized message inside.

Merry Christmas!


  1. This is such a lovely idea! And may I say what a fabulous collection of buttons you have there!!


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