There is a lot of waste during the holidays. Many people buy wrapping paper, cards, and wrapping accessories to make gifts look beautiful and stand out. These cute eco friendly Christmas cards are the perfect way to combat this waste and they are absolutely adorable. Save your boxes and try to make a card today!
These cute creations are not just cards, but also make great gifts! Kids will love heading outside to search for special pieces of nature to glue onto their cards. The drawings can be as simple or detailed as you want, making this a great kid and adult friendly card to make.
Ready to make a few Eco Friendly Christmas cards?! Here’s what you’ll need-
- Cardboard- I used pieces of old boxes. Make sure you have boxes without print on either sides.
- Markers- I used metallic sharpies for the snowman and reindeer and ultra thin sharpies for the ornaments.
- Xacto knife– You can also use scissors, but I like the clean lines that an Xacto knife creates.
- Pieces of nature- sticks and pine branches
- Paper punch
- Glue– I like using tacky glue or Elmer’s Glue All
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Here’s How to These Make Eco Friendly Christmas Cards:
First, decide on a picture for the front cover. Obviously you want to choose something that you or your child feels confident in drawing. We drew snowmen, ornaments, and reindeer. I’m not the best artist, so I searched on Pinterest how to draw each picture.
I suggest writing the message on the inside of the card before you add the pieces of nature. This way, you won’t bend or break anything when writing your special message!
Add your pieces of nature! The sticks are glued to the card. I placed a not so heavy book on the sticks for about 30 minutes to help them stay in place as they dried. The snowman turned out so cute!
Check out the reindeer card! The stick antlers really make this card extra special. My boys found the perfect sticks for this one!
The pine branch card required a bit more work. First, I punched holes in the cardboard as pictured below. The paper puncher only reaches so far down the card, so I kept the holes near the top.
Then thread the string through the holes. I used twine to give the card a rustic feel.
Finally tie the branch to the card and cut any excess string. You could also keep the string long and tie cute bows!
These cards look so cute when complete and are each unique in their own way. Which is your favorite?!
Pin it and save it for later!
I hope you try making an eco friendly Christmas card today! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.