15 Christmas Card Ideas

 Hey Christmas crafters. Wouldn’t it be great to send something a bit more meaningful to friends and family this year? Pre-made cards are lovely and that, but nothing says ‘I love you’ like a DIY Christmas card that you’ve lovingly slaved over.

There are loads of other benefits to making your own Christmas card too. You can find a zen like state of concentration as you create the perfect card for that aunt that’s not really your aunt. Or it can be a great way of keeping your little one’s occupied on a rainy day. 

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favourite DIY Christmas card ideas from bloggers and crafting websites, for you to get stuck into.

So, clear the table, break out the supplies and get ready to be covered in glitter with our favourite homemade Christmas cards to make this year.

15 DIY Christmas Cards


Fingerprint Card


Fingerprint Card

The kids will love these fingerprint Christmas cards and you can get them done in minutes too. Create cute Rudolph faces using fingerprint paint and pen - you could even name your reindeers after the family members you’re sending your wishes to

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Blank cards or card stock to fold in half to make a card
  • ●    Paint or ink pads
  • ●    Felt tip pen in silver
  • ●    Merry Christmas stamp – optional
  • ●    Baby wipes to clean up those messy fingers!

Read the full tutorial here: https://www.muminthemadhouse.com/fingerprint-christmas-cards/


Mini Wreath Cards


If you want a card that looks great and smells brilliant then look no further.
This is a super-simple but highly effective idea using small pieces of greenery such as mistletoe, rosemary or anything that you think would work well as a miniature wreath. Once you’ve created the mini-wreath, tie them to some white card to let the greens take centre stage.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Spool wire
  • ●    Greens (boxwood, oregonia, rosemary, myrtle, seeded eucalyptus, rosemary etc)
  • ●    Clippers
  • ●    Floral tape (optional)
  • ●    Twine
  • ●    Card stock
  • ●    Scissors

Read the full tutorial here: https://frolic-blog.com/2011/11/miniwreathholidaycards/


Simple Decorative Tape Card

Decorative tape christmas card


If ever there was a competition to find the easiest homemade Christmas card on the planet, this Decorative tape card would be in with a shot at winning it. Just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it doesn’t look great either. What this card lacks in complexity, it makes up for in cuteness. 

To make this super cute Christmas card, all you’ll need to do is take some decorative tape and start sculpting these tree like shapes on white card. 

Minimal effort, maximum Christmas craft kudos.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Card
  • ●    Decorative tape

Read the full tutorial here: http://www.omiyageblogs.ca/2013/11/simple-christmas-cards.html


Kids Handprint Christmas Card

Kids handprint christmas cards


Hands up who wants the kids to be busy doing something other than complaining about being bored!

If you’re sitting there with your hand in the air, then we’ve got the perfect DIY Christmas card for you. 

This kids handprint Christmas card is the perfect activity for those cold December afternoon’s and they’re super easy to make as well. So grab your supplies and give them a go.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Brown cardstock or construction paper
  • ●    Green, red and gold finger paint
  • ●    Gold foam paper
  • ●    Black sharpie

Read the full tutorial here: https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/handprint-christmas-card/


Twine Christmas Cards

Twine Christmas cards


Spell out what Christmas means to you with a funky twine script Christmas card. These festive greetings can be as personal as you like using red, green and white twine for that classic Christmas candy cane vibe. The neighbours will be suitably impressed with your craft skills when one of these lands on their doormat.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Blank Cards 
  • ●    Christmas Baker’s Twine
  • ●    White glue 
  • ●    Letter Stickers

Read the full tutorial here: https://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/bakers-twine-christmas-cards/


String Art Christmas Card

String art Christmas card


For those who want to do something slightly more challenging with string, then this Christmas card craft is perfect for you. By poking some holes in your card, threading the yarn through it and adding the odd embellishment with a bead – you can make everything from a fully decorated tree to an angel.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Yarn
  • ●    Large needle
  • ●    Cardstock
  • ●    Beads
  • ●    Small piece of silver pipe cleaner (for the angel)
  • ●    Glue
  • ●    Felt
  • ●    Pencil
  • ●    Letter stamp set (optional)

Read the full tutorial here: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/kid-made-diy-string-art-christmas-cards/


3D Christmas Tree Card

3D Christmas Tree Card

If you want your DIY Christmas card to really pop, then check out this 3D tree idea from One Little Project. They’ve made it really easy by providing a printable template with step by step instructions. 

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Card stock
  • ●    Printer paper
  • ●    Gold star sticker
  • ●    Sticker rhinestones
  • ●    Silver or gold paint pen
  • ●    Scissors
  • ●    Printable template

Read the full tutorial here: https://onelittleproject.com/christmas-tree-card/


Family bunting

Family bunting

It doesn't get more personalised than having a loved one dangle around your Christmas card. And it’s super easy too. With a bit of sticky tape, string and a few well chosen photos – you can wrap your family around your Christmas card like bunting.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Family pictures printed
  • Twine

Read the full tutorial here: https://www.deliacreates.com/family-bunting-christmas-card/


Quick Stitch Card

Quick stitch card

Break out the needles and thread – it’s Christmas time. This quick stitch technique is really effective at creating sweet and simple Christmas cards. Using it, you can create everything from cure minimalist Reindeer to Happy Holiday messages laced with colour.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need

  • ●    Blank cards
  • ●    Embroidery floss
  • ●    A needle
  • ●    A pencil.

Read the full tutorial here: https://cfabbridesigns.com/holidays/christmas/quick-stitched-holiday-cards/#.W23KbVQ-fzi


Button Snowman Card

Button snowman card

Isn’t it great when you can make use of things you’ve got lying around the house when you’re crafting? This button snowman card can help you re-home any old buttons you’ve got, whilst looking adorable in his jaunty hat and scarf. This card would be suitable for absolutely anyone, because let's be honest, who doesn’t like a snowman?! 

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Old white buttons
  • ●    Twine
  • ●    Card (black and natural)
  • ●    Glue
  • ●    Stamp (optional)
  • ●    Clear glitter
  • ●    Red seed beads
  • ●    Holly punch (or cut some out of green card)

Read the full tutorial here: http://deedeecampbell.blogspot.com/2012/12/3-button-snowman-card-and-christmas.html


Geometric Christmas Tree Card

Geometric Christmas tree card

Maths teachers throughout the land will be delighted to learn that Geometree (get it?) is very much on trend this year. We love this colourful, neat little handmade Christmas card, and we think they’re ideal to give to the Teachers in your life of course!

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    White card stock
  • ●    Coloured paper
  • ●    Craft knife
  • ●    Paper glue

Read the full tutorial here: https://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-geometric-christmas-tree-card.html?ref=nullorganicgglunkwn&prid=seogglunkwn


Watercolour Baubles Card

Watercolour baubles card

Time for some artistic flair, so dust off your paint brushes for this one! Lovers of watercolours can follow this detailed step-by-step guide to create these wonderful watercolour baubles Christmas card. The best thing is that they look better the messier they are, so no pressure to stay inside the lines on this one.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Blank watercolour cards 
  • ●    Watercolour paints 
  • ●    Art masking fluid or white paint (acrylic or gouache)
  • ●    A pencil
  • ●    Dip pen and ink or any gel pen

Read the full tutorial here: https://thepostmansknock.com/artistic-ornaments-themed-diy-christmas-card-tutorial/?ref=nullorganicgglunkwn&prid=seogglunkwn


Pasta Christmas Tree Card

Pasta Christmas tree card

What’s better than Christmas craft? That’s right, Christmas craft with FOOD. Ok, so it’s not a cheese board and a glass of red, but it is a very effective crafting technique from the website ‘the best ideas for kids’. Macaroni and fusilli work best for these tasty trees, and the kids will love making them for their friends at school.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Macaroni Noodles
  • ●    Small gold glitter stickers
  • ●    Extra Strong Glue 
  • ●    White cardstock 
  • ●    Acrylic paint – green, white, red & gold. 
  • ●    Cardboard and twine if making an ornament

Read the full tutorial here: https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/christmas-tree-pasta-macaroni-craft/


Grinch photo bauble

Grinch photo bauble

“Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” The Grinch was right. This homemade Christmas card is certainly not from a store, but it is perfect to send to those family members who can be a little on the grumpy side during the holiday season. Get the free template and all the instructions here.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    White cardstock (the thicker you can find, the better for a card – we like over 100 lb paper)
  • ●    Red and Bright Green paint 
  • ●    Transparent plastic sheets
  • ●    Dual adhesive foam mounts
  • ●    Silver small sequins
  • ●    Small red ribbon
  • ●    Photo
  • ●    Grinch Card Template – you can get the template emailed to you as a free gift by signing up to the Best Ideas for Kids newsletter (make sure to sign up on the form with the preview of the grinch card template)

Read the full tutorial here: https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/grinch-card/


Melted Snowman Card / Ornament

Melted Snowman Card / Ornament

Not strictly a card, more of an ornament, but with a carefully placed message on the back it can be a nice little change up to this years Christmas cards. And what’s even better is that you’re Ornament Card can even be hung up on the Christmas tree.

Equipment and supplies you’ll need:

  • ●    Battery powered tea Light
  • ●    Brown Pipe Cleaners
  • ●    Black Sharpie
  • ●    Hot Glue Gun
  • ●    Glue
  • ●    Scissors
  • ●    Ribbon
  • ●    Buttons

Read the full tutorial here: https://www.iheartartsncrafts.com/melted-snowman-tea-light-ornament/


So there it is, a few DIY Christmas card ideas. Go forth and craft. 




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