Falling Snowflakes Christmas Card
By: Claudine Casault
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
This card reminds us of the quiet beauty of falling snow! It's the perfect gift for a loved one who dreams of having a white Christmas.
What you'll need:
- Design cardstock
- White paper
- Tiny beads
- 1/4" ribbon
- 3-D white pearl fabric paint
- Fine white glitter
- Hot glue gun
- Watered-down craft glue
- Paper scissors
- Thread and needle
How to make it:
Step 1: Pattern Cutouts
- Trace and cut out card pattern on design cardstock. For the card pattern, use a folded piece of cardstock, matching it up to the "fold line" indicated on the pattern.
- Score the card where indicated on the pattern.
- Dot the cardstock with 3-D white fabric paint along the scalloped edge of card.
Step 2: Ribbon and Bow
- Glue 1/4" ribbon around card at 1” from the top on front and back of card
- Cut a 5" piece of 1/4" ribbon, fold and glue the ends to center of ribbon to create the loops for a bow.
- Cut a 1" piece of 1/4" ribbon, fold and glue over center of bow.
- Hot glue finished bow on the top/center of card over the ribbon glued onto the cardstock.
Step 3: Snowflakes
- Large snowflake - cut one piece of 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square.
- Small snowflakes - cut two pieces of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" square on white paper.
- Fold paper in half two times.
- Fold the top left corner and bottom right corner together.
- Cut out small shapes on top and side edges of snowflake (try triangles and rectangles) and unfold.
- Repeat making three snowflakes.
- Cover top of snowflakes with watered-down glue, sprinkle with white glitter and let it dry.
- Dot snowflakes with 3-D white pearl fabric paint and let it dry
- Glue tiny beads around edge of snowflakes and glue snowfalkes onto card.
Step 4: Beads
- Thread tiny beads from top of snowflakes to bottom edge of glued ribbon.
- Take beaded thread and glue in place.
- Substitute beaded thread by drawing a line from top of snowflake to bottom edge of ribbon.
Claudine Casault is a craft developer living in Ontario, Canada.