DIY Christmas cards rebooted – as seen in Grazia!

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?