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Make your own – Easy Button Christmas Cards

Easy Button Christmas Cards

Whilst this Christmas we’re a little more prepared, last year I completely overlooked the time commitment of making Christmas cards. In my rush I didn’t have chance to blog about them. So, as we start making this year’s offering, I thought I’d share our easy button Christmas cards from last year. Perfect for making with young children.Red Robin button Christmas cardWe went with three designs, of which the robin was the most complex. So I wasn’t over-egging my use of the word ‘easy’.

All you need for these cards is white A4 card- which we found reasonably priced in The Works. You’ll need a selection of buttons- obviously red, we also used a few green. You can pick these up in colour specific bags at Hobbycraft. Hobbycraft also do some gorgeous Christmas design buttons which I had to buy. For the design we used a black fineliner and red sharpie. UPVC glue to affix the buttons to the card.Easy button Christmas cardsFor the inside, I used A4 paper- as I knew I’d be asking the children to write, and we’d probably have some which we couldn’t use. For the paper, I trimmed it down slightly; used a cutter to create a Christmassy feel, as well as a stamp and ink pad.

Double sided tape allowed the paper to be affixed to the card.Easy button Christmas cards insideThe other designs the children created, were really simple, and I hope effective.

The children loved creating the ‘Ho Ho Ho’  and Ruldolph.Rudolph button Christmas card Ho Ho Ho Button Christmas CardI think these really are the simplest cards we’ve ever created. No mess, little stress and there is no doubting the ‘homemade’ effort.

I’ve also seen really effective button cards with snowman, holly wreaths and trees. These looks a little more time intensive but I’d gratefully have either on our mantle piece. The other which we made a couple of years ago- and you can go to town on the colour of the buttons, is to create a string of fairy lights. 

Now, I really need to get back to trying to make this year’s effort.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    November 14, 2017 at 08:50

    I love these, so simple, yet so effective. Perfect for giving to school friends

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