THIS YEAR’S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS
For the very first time this year, I have been organised enough to make, write AND send Christmas cards to all of my interior clients that I had the pleasure of working with over the last 12 months. Normally, I get to the first two steps and then Christmas happens, I overthink it all, and decide it’s too late to send them. Does anyone else often fall into that trap?
I made these late last week, sent them on Friday and they arrived over the weekend. I’ve already had a few messages from people saying they got the card and I was excited to hear that so far they have arrived in tact! Thank you Swiss Post for providing not only the most beautiful stamps, but for handling my crafty cards so carefully.
If you are yet to send out Christmas cards, you’ve still got time and these are so easy to make!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own beautifully decorated Christmas Cards:
- Beautiful stamps (I used these Christmas stamps available at Swiss Post)
- Dark blue envelopes
- Dark blue cards
- Gold paint
- Kebab stick
- Dried plants, leaves, twigs from your garden (I used all the leftovers I had from the year so they are a beautiful beige colour)
- Gold thread
Step 1: Begin by dotting the top half of the card with your kebab stick to look like snowflakes.
Step 2: Make sure to mix up bigger dots with smaller dots for a falling snowflake effect.
Step 3: Lay out your pressed dried flowers. I picked these three.
Step 4: Attach them to the card with three gold stitches.
Step 5: Tie a knot at the back to secure in place.
Step 6: Cut off any ends left overhanging.
Step 7: Decorate your envelopes with small gold dots all the way around.
Et voilà, it’s as simple as that! If you don’t have dried flowers or the time to dry them, you could do the same thing and sew on flat Christmas decorations, some kind of Christmassy origami, gold foiled leaves that you can often find in store or a pretty paper cutting.
These are really easy to make, would even be a fun thing to do with kids if you’re looking for fun and easy crafts, and I was so pleased to know that they arrived in one piece.