Instead of a pack of expensive, store-bought greetings, why not put a bit of your creativity to use? Grab some art supplies and imagine up new ways to tell your loved ones that you wish them a wonderful holiday season. We’ve found 15 DIY Christmas cards worthy of creating and them promptly popping in the mailbox this year to send to family and friends. Let’s have a peek at the best of the best below!
1. String Lights
A Subtle Revelry send off some string lights in their envelopes. This is a really fun and unique take on the classic greeting cards. Send your warm wishes in a way that’ll really light up your friends and families faces this year.
2. Washi Scarves
How charming are these little washi scarves and the sweet girls hiding underneath? Check out the inspiration from Molly Moo Crafts. Even if you aren’t the most artistically-inclined, you’ll be able to make this happen!
3. Printable Santa Card
If you’re looking for a base to get yourself started, check out this printable Santa card from HGTV. Once you’ve printed it out, you can accent it any way you’d like. Use cotton balls, pom poms, glitter, and personalize the inside!
You could always add some candy to the design as well. Check out this gingerbread greeting from One Charming Party! You could probably get the kiddos involved and helping you with this project since they’re are marshmallows involved.
5. Pipe Cleaners
Martha Stewart knows that piece cleaners are still one of the best craft supplies around. Just look at the sweet designs you can make with a bout of them. Hop on over now and grab some easy inspiration.
6. Snow Globe Shakers
If you want to get really creative, Mayholic Craft has a beautiful design to try your hand at. Sequins and snowflakes are really all you need to start off this snowy landscape design. Hop on over now and sang the details.
7. Button Snowman
Grab some buttons and turn them into snowmen! Scrappin’ with DeeDee will show you how but it’s really all in the personalization with this one. Stamps, markers, hats and more, have fun and get creative with this one.
Look at all of the fun things you can do with just a pencil erasers and some creativity! A wreath, the buttons and snowflakes for your snowman, and the ornaments on the Christmas tree too, Lia Griffith really helps our imaginations churn. Take a peek and see what you’d like to try your hand at this season.
9. Burlap Trees
Here’s another fun craft that you can use burlap with. You can turn those scraps into trees for your cards! And with some trim, you can decorate them. Thanks for the idea Live Craft Love!
10. Paint Chips
Turn those free paint chips into something extra special. They can easily be cut into some modern trees and made into a contemporary design for your greetings this year. Check out the details over at One Little Project.
Are you a fan of sparkles? We certainly are, especially throughout the holidays. Check out the details for these shaky, sequins designs over at Kristina Werner!
12. Cocoa Gift Card Holder
Damask Love created a greeting that’s also a cup of hot cocoa. Use this to store your family or friend’s gift card. Or just write a letter of holiday cheer inside instead!
13. Felt Festivities
Felt projects don’t have to be kitchy, instead, they can be fun! Check out all the details for these cuties at You Are My Fave. This is another idea that you can get creative and really personalize!
14. Feminine Christmas Trees
We love anything that deals with Christmas tree designs because you can essential dress them however you’d like. These feminine-inspired ones from Trendenser are some of our favorites. Those pearl stickers are such great way to accent the tree!
15. Comfort & Joy Calligraphy
And finally, Delia Creates brings us some calligraphy to get inspired by. These warm wishes really come handwritten and from the heart. Grab your pens and start practicing now!