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DIY: Holiday Card

DIY: Holiday Card

It's time to up your card game! Those of you who keep up with me on Instagram know I'm the queen of making handmade cards. The only time I can recollect buying a card for someone is on the fly for a graduation. While it may take a little extra effort to DIY, here's why it's worth it:

1. It's cheaper. Unless you're buying the flimsy $1 cards. But anything halfway decent (Papyrus) can get pricey. Yes, the total cost of supplies for this project are more than buying a card at the store, but plan on making more than one card. In the end, each card will be cheaper. Plus, you can use the glitter and mod podge for other projects! :)

2. It's personal. You MADE this!! Look at you go! It's so legit they might actually keep your card instead of tossing it after the season is over.

 

What You'll Need:

  • Paper (or pre-creased blank cards if you're going for higher quality)
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue
  • Paper plate
  • Cardboard that's easy to cut (like a cereal box you planned on recycling)
  • Pencil
  • Black ink pen

 

Instructions:

  1. Fold card (or paper) in half
  2. Trace a tree shape in pencil on the cardboard and cut the tree out
  3. Position tree on card where you want it and glue it down
  4. Set card on paper plate and cover one side of tree with mod podge
  5. Sprinkle glitter on tree, then pick card up and gently shake excess glitter onto plate
  6. Dump excess glitter on plate back into glitter container
  7. Personalize card using black ink pen

 

Keep in mind: it doesn't have to be perfect! So what if there are a few flaws—little imperfections give it personality and are endearing. The fact that you took the time to make it yourself will mean the most to whomever is receiving it :)

 

XO Taylor

 

What I'm listening to: Christmas Offerings - Third Day

Photos taken by Taylor with an Olympus PEN camera

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