“Sending Christmas Cards!”…I just can’t seem to get that phrase out of my head from the infamous 12 Days of Christmas song! Why you ask? I’ve been busy making Christmas cards from fabric scraps! I got the idea from a recent Fresh Picked Friday’s post I published with similar Christmas cards using fabric scraps…Since I have a bajillion pieces of fabric scraps, I knew this was one project I had to try. I decided to make reindeer faces out of different fun prints, then draw on the reindeer’s features. This was such a fun project, and it saved me from having to spend a lot on Christmas cards too! Here’s how my fabric scrap Christmas cards turned out…
I just love how each card is unique and one-of-a-kind! Plus, I ended up personalizing the cards a bit depending on who I was sending them too; for example, my friends with new babies received a card with two big reindeer and a little baby reindeer =)
These DIY Christmas cards were super easy to make. First, I picked up some blank card stock with envelopes for $5 at Target (I love that place!)
Then,I started out by cutting pieces of fabric into these round shapes for the reindeer’s head. I simply cut a wide round bottom, then a small round top like this…
Next, I used a few light swirls of Elmer’s Glue to attach the fabric to my blank card stock…
For this next step, I used fabric paint “pens”, but you could use regular paint, or even markers for a similar effect.
Using my fabric paint pens, I drew the antlers, eyes, and smiles onto my reindeer. You can be creative with this step and have fun with creating different personalities for your reindeer =)
Next, I used a red fabric paint pen to draw the big red noses on my reindeer…this is what really makes them
Now all you have left is to wait for the cards to dry, then personalize each one with a message on the back side! Who would’nt love to receive one of these handmade Christmas cards?! I know I would
If you like these DIY Christmas cards, check out these DIY paper mache Christmas ornaments!