Have you got a few last minute Christmas cards to send?Â Don’t worry you’re not too late. …
We love a craft project here at Seasalt, soÂ recyclingÂ old catalogues into Christmas cardsÂ is right up our street! Hereâs our step by step guide to making festive cards, perfect for any friend, family or work colleague!
Take anÂ A4 piece of card and fold in half. Decide on a shape, or scene if you’re feeling adventurous, lightly draw the outline and carefully cut it out.On a separate piece of card the same size as the front of your Christmas card, mark out the shape you just cut out – this will show you where to place your paper strips.
On the card, lay one strip horizontally and another vertically and tape the top edges in place. This will make weaving the strips easier.
Keep interlacing your strips until the marks you made are covered.Tape down the finished edges with double sided tape, this will help secure your interwoven strips.
Open your Christmas card, peel off the double sided tape and fasten to the inside of your ChristmasÂ card.Close the card and press down to make sure everything is secure.
Decorate your card with your best writing or illustrations.
To make a Christmas tree card…
Start by folding your piece of card in half.
Choose a selection of coloured strips and snip the edges at an angle. Space them out as you would like them to appear on your finished card, making sure they formÂ a loose triangle shape.
Choose the strip you want to represent the tree trunk, you may need to trim the topÂ so it fits nicely on the card. Glue in place.
To make the plant pot you’ll need to layer three pieces of paper over one another. Start with a rectangular piece and cut two blunt triangular shapes to form the sides of the pot.Take the layers you cut earlier and glue down an equal distance apart.
Top with a small triangle, and your tree is complete. If you’re feeling really crafty, you could top your tree with a star, add baubles, or even add presents under the tree.
All that’s left to do is write and send them!
Have you made your Christmas cards this year? Share your pictures with us on Facebook, Â TwitterÂ andÂ InstagramÂ and use the hashtag #MakeMerry