20 interesting DIY Christmas cards

20 interesting DIY Christmas cards

20 interesting DIY Christmas cards

December 2, 2021

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They are easy to make for both adults and children.
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Daria Rodionova

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20 interesting DIY Christmas cards
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New Year’s cards with a three-dimensional Christmas tree on the cover

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What do you need

  • Green double-sided paper;
  • ruler;
  • pencil;
  • scissors;
  • red cardboard;
  • glue;
  • yellow paper.

How to do

Cut out one square from green paper with sides of 12 cm, 10 cm, 8 cm, 6 cm and 4 cm.

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Fold one of them in half.

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Slightly bend the figure across in half so that a barely noticeable mark remains in the middle. Bend to the center the upper left corner of the rectangle.

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Now fold the top right corner in the same way. You will get a triangle.

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Make the same triangles from the rest of the paper squares. Cut out a 26 x 15 cm rectangle from red cardboard. Fold it in half across. On yellow paper, draw many small stars and one larger one, cut them out.

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Apply glue to the back of the small green triangle. Glue it to the top of the future postcard. Attach a big star above.

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Apply glue to the same side of the slightly larger triangle. Attach it so that the vertex slightly overlaps the previous glued triangle from the inside.

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Glue all the other triangles in the same way, forming a Christmas tree.

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Add paper stars to the cover.

What other options are there

A similar Christmas tree can be glued from paper circles:

It is easy to make a Christmas tree from a wooden stick and a paper accordion:

And another very simple version of the accordion:

Christmas cards with a three-dimensional Christmas tree inside

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What do you need

  • Blue double-sided cardboard;
  • White paper;
  • scissors;
  • glue;
  • green double-sided paper;
  • yellow paper;
  • pink paper.

How to do

Fold the blue cardstock in half across. Cut white paper in half lengthwise with a wavy line. The figure should resemble snowdrifts. Lubricate it with glue and attach to the bottom of the blue sheet. Bend the future postcard along the fold again.

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Cut out a large circle from green paper. You can circle the plate or use a compass. Fold it in half and cut along the fold. You only need one half.

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Bend this part in half and straighten. The fold will split it in two. Bend one edge to the middle of one of them.

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Turn over and fold this “triangle” to the fold.

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Continue folding the paper in the same way, turning it over each time. At the fold, cut out a few small triangles.

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Open the paper so that there is a convex part with holes in the middle. Glue the Christmas tree to the middle of the card.

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Cut out a star from yellow paper. From yellow and pink – small round decorations for the Christmas tree. From white – round snowflakes. Glue the pieces onto the card.

What other options are there

To make such a card, you need to cut out many identical paper Christmas trees and glue them together:

But what a magnificent Christmas tree is obtained from paper accordions:

DIY Christmas cards with a snowman

Frame: IDEA OF THE DAY / YouTube

What do you need

  • Light pink cardboard;
  • blue cardboard;
  • ruler;
  • pencil;
  • scissors;
  • glue;
  • compass;
  • white cardboard;
  • blue marker;
  • voluminous double-sided tape;
  • brown cardboard;
  • any colored or patterned cardboard;
  • orange cardboard;
  • black and red rhinestones (you can take felt-tip pens);
  • figured hole punch “Snowflake”.

How to do

Cut out a 13 cm square from light pink cardstock and a 12 cm square from blue cardstock. If you want the card to open up, cut a 26 x 13 cm rectangle out of pink cardstock and fold it in half. Glue the blue piece onto the pink piece so that you get the same frames on the sides.

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On white cardboard, draw circles with a radius of 4 cm, 3 cm and 2.5 cm. Cut them out.

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Tint the edges of the circles with a blue felt-tip pen.

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Glue two pieces of tape on the back of the large circle. Glue the circle to the center of the blue square. Draw twig handles on brown cardboard and attach them to the back of the middle circle. Glue it to the center of the first.

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On the back of the small circle, glue two strips of colored or patterned cardboard. This will be the snowman scarf. Attach the circle on the middle one closer to the top edge. Make buttons and eyes from black rhinestones, and a mouth from smaller red rhinestones. If there is no rhinestone, you can simply draw everything with a felt-tip pen. Cut out an elongated triangle from orange cardboard and glue the nose between the eyes.

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Cut out snowflakes from white cardboard and glue them around the snowman.

What other options are there

Cute cotton snowman:

Volumetric snowman from paper circles:

Here is an interesting postcard with a voluminous snowman from the inside:

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