It has long been known that gifts made with their own hands are charged with special warmth and positive energy. These little things will be a very pleasant surprise for the closest people. Especially if you try and spend a little more time and diligence on them.
Christmas cards - is one of the components of the gift set. Such paper decorative tokens shine with all the colors of the rainbow and brilliant tints. It is easiest to convey your feelings and wishes through a postcard, since anything can be drawn on them. If the drawings are not enough, the colorful inscription will complement them and convey the whole range of feelings of the donor.
The simplest thing is to cut out the paper silhouette of a New Year's hero or object and stick it on the front of the postcard. You can supplement the application with sparkles, rhinestones, ribbons and, of course, warm words and greetings. For those who are willing to spend a little more time and effort on the craft, below are several master classes on making bright and original cards.
Greeting card "Herringbone"
Postcard "Herringbone" - a stylish and elegant gift that you can make yourself. In order to get started, you need to prepare corrugated cardboard with patterns, pastel paper, spray paint, paper knife, glue, scissors, decorative beads and rhinestones, double-sided tape, a pigment cushion, decorative gold-plated lace, transparent glue, mock-up mat , pencil, tool for forming creasing, pencil.
To get started, you need to make a template. A rectangle of 29 cm by 13 cm is cut out of paper for pastels. Then the paper is folded according to the scheme proposed below and creasing is formed.
The lapels of the rectangle are cut to the shape of a Christmas tree. On the corrugated cardboard on the inner part of the paint is applied according to the type of spraying. After that, 4 halves of the Christmas tree are cut out of it (2 left and 2 right sides). A rectangle of 13 cm by 2 cm is cut out of the same cardboard. A rectangle of 12 cm by 2 cm is also cut out of paper.
With the help of a pigment cushion all the cut out parts are tinted. Next, you need to glue the cord and the substrate to the blank as it is done in the photo.
On top of the substrate they glue the selected photo, picture or New Year wishes. Then the finished card is decorated with beads and rhinestones to your taste.
Christmas tree to decorate the New Year card
Any card or gift wrapping will be more interesting and more original if you decorate it with a voluminous Christmas tree folded from paper. To do this, prepare five square pieces of paper with a side length of 10 cm, 9 cm, 7.5 cm, 6.5 cm, and 5.5 cm. A triangle is formed from a large square, as in the photo below. The triangle is unfolded and folded again, but on the contrary, bending inward the opposite sides of the figure. Re-expanded sheet is placed in front of you. Along the fold lines fold surround triangle. One of the sides is folded inwards. Also come from the opposite side. The result is one of the details that make up the future Christmas tree. In the same way we add the remaining squares. After all the parts are ready, a small piece of double-sided tape is attached to the top of each side. All the details as we increase one to the other. In this way, we get a nice and lightweight decorative Christmas tree.
Card with felt ball
For making a cute and simple postcard, you need some materials and diligence. It is necessary to prepare a cardboard sheet measuring 24 cm by 17 cm, various ribbons and thin laces, a piece of felt, thread, glue, ready-made Christmas applications, sewing accessories.
Pre-prepared figures for the application must be fixed on the felt and carefully cut. We glue ribbons, laces and other decorative details directly on the figure carved out of the fabric.
The finished figure is glued or sewn onto a postcard. For the card itself, it is better to choose thick paper so as not to damage it with a needle during sewing.
For a decorative effect, you can embroider on paper a line imitating a thread for hanging Christmas-tree toys.
Next to the sewn toy, you can glue a rag strip to create a more spectacular appearance. Also on the front of the need to write greetings and New Year wishes. Postcard is ready!
Christmas tree spotted by snow on a postcard
The most interesting are postcards with volumetric applications. It is very pleasant to open such a gift and see a voluminous toy inside. Especially if this surprise is made with soul. Such is the postcard with the snow-covered bulk of the Christmas tree inside.
For work, you will need a cardboard for the card itself, a cardboard for a green Christmas tree, scissors, glue, decorative elements, wool or something similar.
We cut five strips of different length and 1.5 cm wide from green cardboard. Each strip is 2 cm longer than the previous one. The resulting parts are folded in harmonica. After that, a rectangle of a suitable size is cut from the second sheet of cardboard and folded in half so that the card is obtained. Green accordions are glued inside it one above the other from the largest to the smallest. The next step is to decorate the Christmas tree with “snow” made of cotton and paper snowflakes, as well as decorative rhinestones, beads and sparkles.
Volume Christmas card of paper loops
Another decorative paper toy is made so easily that you can attract a child to make it. She can have any form. The main thing is that this form corresponds to the New Year holiday.
To get started, you need only colored paper, glue and scissors. Consider the option of making a decorative Christmas tree to decorate cards or decorate gift boxes. Colored paper is cut into identical strips, which are glued together at the ends so that the loops are obtained.
First glue the detail depicting the trunk of the tree. Next laid out and pasted the lower level of branches. The next level includes one loop less and so on up to the top level where only one loop remains.
Likewise, it is possible to form another toy, simple in shape, from bright paper loops: a ball, a snowman, a gift box, and so on. A card decorated in this way will be very unusual and original.
All these simple crafts will be able to bring pleasure to both those who make them and those for whom they are intended. After all, the Christmas mood consists of such trifles.
For each gift from the store, you can attach a homemade postcard in order to leave a piece of yourself for a loved one for the holidays.