Handcraft these beautiful Christmas cards for your loved ones by using some felt, coloured card and a little imagination
Make Christmas cards
To make Christmas cards you will need:

  • Card blanks
  • Felt in pale green, pale blue, red, pink
  • Self-adhesive white crochet trim
  • Red and white bakers twine
  • Snowflake paper punch
  • Heart paper punch
  • Coloured card – we used pale blue, green, red, white
  • PVA tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Silver pen

Little Nordic House

Cutting out:

From red felt: Cut a 4.5cm square
From green felt: Cut a 6 x 4.5cm triangle and a 1 x 2cm rectangle
From blue card: Cut four 1cm squares

1 Apply a line of glue to the bottom edge of the green triangle and, overlapping it slightly, stick it to one edge of the red square.

Cover the join with a length of self-adhesive crochet trim.

2 Use a silver pen to draw the windowpanes on the blue squares. Then, using the photo as a guide, arrange the windows and door on the house front and glue in place.

3 Glue the house to the card front, just above the central point.

Then stick a length of crochet trim horizontally, just below the house, trimming off the excess or folding round to the back.

Tie a bow in the bakers twine and stick onto the crochet trim.

4 Write a festive message on a piece of blue card and neatly cut out. Stick onto a piece of green felt, cut this out then glue just below the crochet trim.

5 Finally, using a paper punch, punch out one heart from red card and
glue to the roof.

Punch out snowflakes from blue and white card and glue them around randomly.
Make Christmas cards

Mittens

1 Using the template (below) trace off and cut two mittens from green felt.

2 Cut and stick two short lengths of self-adhesive crochet trim to the base of both mittens, then a piece of red and white twine on top.

3 Punch out two red paper hearts and glue just above the crochet trim.

4 Cut approximately 20cm length of twine and stick either end to the underside of the two mittens.

5 Arrange and glue the mittens on the card front. Then carefully draw a fine line of glue for the twine to follow and stick in place.

6 Finally, punch out some pale blue snowflakes and glue randomly around the mittens.

TIP

Felt is a fantastic material to use as it won’t fray.

Make Christmas cards mittens template

Retro Baubles

1 Using the templates (below) trace off the three baubles and use to cut one from pink felt, one from pale green felt and one from blue felt.

Pink bauble: Cut two 5mm-wide strips from red paper, stick to the bauble and trim off the excess.

Cut a circle from white felt and stick centrally over the red strips. Punch out a blue snowflake and stick to the white circle.

Green bauble: Cut three 3mm strips from pale blue paper, stick to the bauble and trim off the excess.

As for the pink bauble, cut a felt circle and add a red snowflake.

Blue bauble: Cut a 1cm-wide strip of pink paper, widening it slightly towards the middle. As for the other baubles add a felt circle and a green snowflake.

2 Glue a length of red and white twine to the back of the three baubles.

Arrange and glue the baubles on the card front then draw a fine line of glue from the bauble, pull the twine taught and hold in place until stuck.

Cut off any excess.

3 Finally, add a twine bow to the top of each bauble.

TIP

Draw round a coin or a glue stick to create a perfectly sized circle.

Make Christmas cards bauble template