The shops are filling up with gifts and decorations and the festive adverts have started appearing on TV, so I think it’s safe for us all to start thinking about Christmas.
If you like to send homemade Christmas cards to your friends and family then this craft activity is for you.
It’s a ridiculously easy Christmas tree card that looks really great and is bound to go down well with the people you give it to.
Here’s what you need:
- A card blank, or coloured card folded in half
- 2 and a half green lolly sticks
- Small green buttons
- 2 yellow or brown buttons
The card really is simple to make.
First you need to get your lolly sticks and glue them together to make a Christmas tree shape.
Once the glue has dried on the tree, stick it to the card blank.
I used foam pads to attach mine, which gives the card a bit more depth, but you can use glue instead if that’s what you have at home.
Glue the green buttons along the lolly sticks.
Depending on the buttons you have you could go for a bit of a pattern here, or just stick them down randomly which is what I’ve done.
To finish off, stick the 2 yellow/brown buttons on the card at the bottom of the tree to look like the trunk.
And there you have it, a really simple Christmas tree card that anyone would be happy to display on their mantelpiece. It’s so simple you could get the children involved and make a whole pile of these to send to everyone on your list.
You don’t need to stop at Christmas cards with this idea.
You could make a smaller version to use as gift tags for your presents. Or make the tree but instead of sticking it to the card you could attach some thread to the top and hang it from your actual Christmas tree.
If you like this idea you might also like my button snowman gift tag and Christmas tree card craft activity.
Disclaimer: I was sent a box of craft items for the purposes of this post, but all ideas, words and photos are my own.