I was recently going through one of my draws looking for something and came across a bunch of my old craft bits and pieces from back when I studied at tafe. I have always loved creating things one of my favorite television shows back when I was younger was Art Attack..which I think is still playing these days. It sparked the idea that this Christmas I would get a bit hands on and create my own homemade Christmas cards to give to my loved ones.. it's something a little special to give someone something you made yourself.
I had a few things at home to make them but I still needed to find a couple more pieces to get the ball rolling on creating them. When I was down south catching up with my family this week I also had a little time to pop into the local 'junk' store to grab a few crafty things.
This could be something fun & great bonding to do with your girlfriends, your mum or nan, with your kids or by yourself listening to Christmas Carols!! I feel it's great to do crafty things now & then to bring back some of your childhood & get the creative side of your brain warmed up again!
WHAT YOU NEED
BLANK CARDS: You can choose whatever shape, style or colour that suits your preference. I went with a white matchbox style card.. I love that it looks like snow sitting on a house on my finished cards. Oh and the packs also come with envelopes too.
STICK ON JEWELS: I opted for some Xmas inspired colours with red & green but there was a wide variety of colours to choose from.
GLITTER STARS: Who doesn't love some glitter to add a little sparkle to there day. These cute stars add that extra special statement.
CORRUGATED PAPER: I found a bunch of this paper in my craft draw in gold, silver, red, green & natural. You can find this at your local junk or craft store and you could also use different textures or prints if you prefer those.
GLUE: I used Bostik hobby glue to apply the paper with an easy to apply nozzle and it's quick drying which is a plus.
THERE ARE NO SET RULES WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING YOUR CARDS, SO GO WILD, GET CREATIVE & HAVE FUN!! WOO hoo.. its only about 2 weeks until Xmas!!
"CHRISTMAS IS THAT VERY SPECIAL TIME WHEN WE GET TO SHARE LOVE & LAUGHTER WITH THOSE CLOSEST TO US. IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT SHARING GIFTS, IT'S ABOUT COMING TOGETHER & SHARING HAPPINESS".
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEA & HOPE THAT YOU MAY TO BE ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR LOVED ONES! ..Let's just say my inner child is pretty proud of my Christmas masterpieces.
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