Updated: Oct 4
Sweet little Christmas Cards we have finished off this morning to the sound of Christmas Carols, ready to be written on for loved ones near and far. These cards were so easy and such a joy to make I had to share.
What you will need
Some good quality card, watercolour paper, or pre-packaged plain cards with envelopes (we bought a blank wedding invitation kit as it had envelopes which matched for posting out)
How to make them
I like to collect the evergreens around a week before advent, you can use any evergreens, Christmas tree would be ideal, but i didn't have any, only conifer trees and they worked great. Press them between newspaper and a few books.
When you have time to paint the cards, set the watercolours out, with brushes and water. Light a candle and laying the card flat on a table, sponge them down with water before painting (If you are using watercolour paper you can soak the paper like wet on wet painting)
Once painted, leave the cards to dry flat, if you pick them up when wet the colour may run.
When dry round the corners with scissors and then use a hole punch to make watercolour baubles and stars from the scraps. Generously glue the pressed evergreens to the front of the card, adding the baubles and stars last! Then you are done! A piece of handmade love for family far and wide.