Easy DIY Christmas Card

This has to be the simplest DIY Christmas card idea there is, which is why I love it! Miss eight can easily sit and make a whole collection of these in one sitting, making it an easy Christmas craft for kids too. And it’s versatile – you can easily swap out the oversized gemstones for buttons, giant sequins or shapes cut from Christmas paper.

Easy DIY Christmas Card Craft

You will need:

  • Cardstock, folded in half
  • Oversized gemstones, giant sequins or buttons in Christmas colours
  • White PVA craft glue
  • Permanent, fineline marker

Easy DIY Christmas Card Craft

To make:

1. Arrange your gemstones onto the front of the card and glue into place (we orientated our card so that the folded edge was at the top)

2. Draw a string from the top fold down to each gem. Draw bows.

3. Optional: If you’re good at calligraphy or have a mini alphabet stamp kit, add a greeting to the front of your card.


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  2. Don’t the “gems” get squished/flattened in the mail?

    1. I believe the gems she’s using are acrylic; they’re quite hard, so they won’t be squished at all….there are many cards at Christmas that are bulky, yet make it through the mail system.
      I absolutely love this idea…simple, easy, and elegant! I will be making this for close friends!
      Thank you!! 🙂

  3. Anonamyous says:

    Wonderful idea but what do you write or draw inside the card

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