If you told me today that I was forced to blog only about DIY-ing my own cards, I’d say “Done”. This is by far my favorite craft to do for any occasion. But Christmas brings out that hamster running on the wheel in my brain to a point where I don’t know to narrow down all the ideas floating around in my head. How can you do just one type of card? It’s impossible. But since I had a ton of ribbon and fabric scraps floating around in the basement, I decided to make some DIY Christmas cards using ribbon and fabric scraps.
Choosing a theme for this year’s cards
In order to help me sort out all the card possibilities, I try to choose a subject matter – I.E. a tree, a wreath, a present, a snowman, etc. and stick to that one design.
For the past couple of years I’ve been doing holiday card crafts using a Christmas Tree as the primary design feature due to an idea that started with the first year I made Christmas cards with my daughter. It ain’t broke, rinse and repeat.
These first tree cards were made using the scraps from the IKEA RITVA curtains we put up in our bedroom.
Because you do that too right? When you shorten your curtains you go “Wow that fabric would make a great Christmas tree on a card!”
Then I used ribbons I picked up at Michael’s this year to do these Christmas trees. A little bit of Scandinavian inspired vibe here.
Next up, a variety of different ribbons.
And because I had so much (and I mean SO MUCH) rainbow ribbon leftover from the rainbow party...
Who says you can’t bling up basic kraft cardstock? This is for a dear friend who we all call Diva.
I glued all the ribbon onto the card stock with basic all purpose school glue sticks. That way, there’s less glue that seeps through and potentially darkens the ribbon as well as fabric colours.
The finished DIY Christmas Cards made with Ribbon and Fabric Scraps
Have a favorite?
Merry Christmas from my house to yours!