One of my favorite things about the holidays is being able to use my creativity to create affordable holiday decor and presents for the family. This year, my son and I decided to use things that we already had around the house to create some adorable holiday cards to give to family and friends.
For me, nothing is more special than receiving a gift that is handmade. These DIY holiday cards are easy and fun to do with your kids and can be made in an afternoon. Most of the supplies you need can be found around your home which makes the cost significantly cheaper.
SUPPLIES YOU NEED
- Cotton Balls
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Blank Cards or Card Stock to make your own
I was able to buy 50 blank cards at Hobby Lobby for $6.99. If you don't have access to store bought blank cards, using a heavier card stock or even construction paper can work. Just cut out the paper to size and make a handmade envelope. Once you have your blank cards, lightly draw an outline of a snowman onto your card. Don't worry about your lines; they will get covered up by the cotton balls in a later step.
Shred the cotton balls into tiny pieces. Make sure not to shred them to thin.
Use the hot glue gun to glue on pieces of the cotton balls. Make sure you press down the pieces so that they lay flat on the card. This will ensure that the buttons we place on the snowman in a later step stay in place and adhere well to the card.
Once you have covered the entire snowman with cotton ball pieces, use beads to make the eyes, nose, and buttons. Use your favorite holiday ribbon to create the scarf. To create the scarf, I folded the ribbon and created a knot. Once the knot was created, I glued the scarf in place.
If you are creating these cards with your kid(s), have them draw on a hat and arms. I was able to create these DIY Cotton Ball Snowman Holiday cards for about $.59 per card. If you are looking for ways to add a personal touch to this holiday season, these are easy to make and don't take a lot of time. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!
Will you be making your own holiday cards this year? Let me know about them in the comments below!