DIY Christmas cards rebooted – as seen in Grazia!

November 27th 2012

DIY Christmas cards

It’s officially under a month until Christmas. I haven’t done any shopping yet, but I did get my Christmas cards made early this year, thanks to a bit of motivation from Grazia magazine…

They contacted me after seeing last years’ cards wanting a little tutorial for a Christmas craft feature in the magazine. You can see the full article in this week’s bumper festive edition of the mag – it’s on the iPad too so I got an early peep last night!

Here are some extra snaps of the cards I made:

DIY Christmas cards
DIY Christmas cards

The photo ones are made with Instagrams that I snapped last winter. I got them printed as cute Polaroid-style prints from Firebox and fixed them to the cards using photo corners and washi tape. Then I just wrote a message on each one using a Sharpie. These are probably my favourite of the bunch, and definitely the easiest to make.

DIY Christmas cards

More embroidered cards; you can see my instructions for these here. Pro tip: stitching with metallic floss is REALLY not fun. It took me about five times as long to do those glittery baubles as with the normal cotton floss. But ooh, shiny.

DIY Christmas cards

The washi tape ones are similar to the ones I made last year, just with an updated design. Step-by-step instructions for this one can be found in the Grazia article.

Hope you like! Are you making cards this year?

Comments (8)

  • Kate @ M is for make

    November 27th 2012 at 7:44 pm

    They look lovely, congrats for getting in Grazia. I am making 2 quilts for Christmas presents this year, making cards too might push me over the edge…

  • Rhianne

    November 28th 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Lovely, I used to make my own cards but I haven’t for a while. I think I’ll try to make them next year as I love these, especially the photos

  • Michelle

    November 28th 2012 at 2:47 pm

    These are wonderful!

  • Diane

    November 29th 2012 at 2:27 am

    Congrats Katie, the cards look lovely!

  • marta

    November 29th 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Well done!!! I really, really, really like the polaroid ones. And the fact you used black for their background. So pretty!

  • Colette

    December 2nd 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Those are so pretty! I was actually looking for ideas on homemade Christmas cards and I am glad to have found your blog! It is very inspiring!

  • Gabi

    December 2nd 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Excellent!you can be proudf of yourself!

  • Sera

    December 3rd 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Wow! I love the cookie tree one in particular, and the great use of old wrapping paper! I made some just using plain card-stock and put them up for people who don’t have time to make them – to make at home and add a personal touch. The link is here: Awesome site by the way! I’m inspired to do more this year!

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