So this is a part one in a series of posts about making a homemade Christmas, each with a different theme. This one is all about paper inspiration and what we can make with simple stationary that we would find in the home. Last year I made some cute Christmas tags that went down a storm and this year I really want to designate more time to hand make more christmas decorations and wrappings and cards to add the extra personal touch to the festive season.
|My homemade christmas tags from last year|
|I love this DIY wrapping tutorial (Pinterest)|
I always have a great feeling of accomplishment when I make a craft and then pass it onto someone else as part of a present, you feel like you have put a lot more heart and soul into the gift and it's a more traditional way of giving than just walking into a shop and buying something without any thought. One of the easiest ways to add that special touch is to hand make a card - to me there is nothing better than a home-made card because it really doesn't matter about the execution but is all about the thought behind it. It's really easy to make something beautiful and simple such as the button card below which I think it a great idea.
|Such a simple and effective button craft|
Also don't forget about the envelope as this too can be customised and makes a great way to package a personalised card. Once again it doesn't need to be extravagant but a simple print or label can be really effective and beautiful as often less can be more and you can dress up any plain brown envelope such as the one below which has been transformed into a stylish carrier for your card.
|Beautiful and simple envelopes|
The great thing about paper is that it's cheap, especially if you buy in bulk and I don't know about you but I have a lot of random pieces lying around the house crying out to be used. If not you can pick up some cheap supplies from stores such as Paperstone, or if you wanted you could even recycle pamper and make something really creative like a colourful collage. Either way I hope this inspires some people to put there pen to paper and enjoy the very therapeutic craft of making some personal touches with paper.
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