If you typically send personalized Christmas cards during the most festive time of the year or have just decided to start this tradition, you’ve come to the right place. There are lots of great ideas out there, especially when it comes to buying Christmas cards. But consider making your own Christmas cards with glitter. Not only is it fun for the whole family, but it’s also much more meaningful.
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The best Christmas card ideas to try
It’s wonderful to be able to personalize gifts for your loved ones by putting your stamp on them and making them unique and special. We’ve compiled a list of unique Christmas card ideas with glitter for you to draw inspiration from. Make card crafting a family event and teach your kids how to make special greeting cards for friends and family.
Craft Christmas cards with glitter and tape
Craft this simple, handmade Christmas card for a festive, glittery feel.
What do you need:
- Glitter in a variety of colors
- Double-sided tape and washi tape
- Sheet of paper or cardboard
- Markers/ Pens
Here’s how to make the card:
- Fold the sheet in half.
- First, tear off a few pieces of double-sided tape and stick them to your card in any design you like.
- Next, sprinkle glitter on the exposed sticky piece of tape. If you want to use different colors of glitter, either add the tape one piece at a time, or carefully sprinkle the glitter so it doesn’t fall on the wrong piece. Tilt the card and shake off the excess.
- Make as many cards as you like.
Glittery Snowflake Christmas Card
You can make this glittery snowflake Christmas card with materials you may have at home. You can use different colored cardstock, glitter and snowflake designs for variation.
- Craft glue
- Blue glitter
How to make:
- Prepare your card in any size you like. Draw a simple snowflake pattern on the front of the card. Place the card on a piece of scrap paper before you begin the next step.
- Using craft glue, carefully trace the snowflake pattern. Don’t apply too much glue or it will smudge and ruin the design.
- Sprinkle the glitter powder on the sticky design. Try to cover the entire snowflake evenly, and after a minute or two, remove the excess glitter powder from the card on the scrap paper by tapping the card vertically against the scrap paper. Pour the excess glitter powder back into the package.
How to make a Christmas card with glitter in less than 5 minutes?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fine glitter in the color of your choice
- Napkin glue (Mod Podge)
- Black cardboard
- Paper towels or trash bags to use as a base while crafting
Using the napkin glue, paint a Christmas tree (or festive symbol of your choice) on the cardstock. It’s easier to work with a smaller paintbrush. Coat the tree with glitter while it is still wet. The napkin glue dries quickly, so get to work. Shake off any excess glitter.
Glitter balls on Christmas cards
Craft a Christmas card quickly and easily: cut the balls from glitter cardboard, draw the ribbons and glue small bows on the balls.
Shimmering Christmas stocking greeting card
This Christmas card is very easy to make with the kids. Fold a white sheet of paper in half. Cut strips for a frame from wrapping paper of your choice and glue them to the card with a glue stick. Make a template for a Christmas stocking and trace it onto three different patterned papers. Glue the stockings onto the greeting card. Cut glitter paper details for the stockings and glue in place. Glue on beads with a glue gun.
Craft Christmas cards with glitter
Handmade greeting cards are always better than store-bought ones, and what better way than to have the kids make their own cards to give to their school friends. This is a quick project that requires even the shortest attention span.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Colored cardstock (or paper)
- Glitter cardstock
- White glue
- Fold the sheets of colored cardstock in half to create the base for the greeting card. Then cut out simple triangles and squares from the glitter cardstock to create the Christmas tree design.
- Trace a border around the edge of the card front using white glue. Then spread the glue with a paintbrush.
- Use the white glue to add dots to the tree.
- While the glue is still wet, sprinkle the card with glitter.
- To keep the glitter from spreading everywhere, work on a tray or in the lid of a shoebox. This will catch the excess glitter and you can tip it back into the box at the end.
- Flip the card over to shake off the excess glitter and lay it flat to dry, which will take at least a couple of hours.