I love sitting down with a festive movie and wrapping up the Christmas presents, Unfortunately I’m not very good at it. I always end up with random pieces left over here and there and no idea what to do with them. It makes me think of my late great gran who every year used to meticulously open her presents so she didn’t damage the Paper. She’d then iron it out and pop it in the cupboard to reuse the next year, waste not want not! Which is exactly what led us to making this super cute wrapping paper Christmas card design.
Here’s what we used
Wrapping paper offcuts
How to make this wrapping paper Christmas card
First start by making the shape of the card you want to make, for this one we folded an A5 peice of card and trimmed it into a square.
Take the wrapping paper and cut out the shape of the present, we chose a square to match the card. Glue it down on the front of your Christmas card.
Take two lengths of ribbon and cut one to the length of the wrapping paper and one to width of the wrapping paper. Glue the strips down centrally across the presents to make a plus sign.
Take another length of ribbon and tie it into a bow. I will be uploading some videos on how to tie bows but for now there are some excellent videos on YouTube if you need some help. Glue the bow in place at the top of the present, then add a special message if desired and the card is finished! Aren’t these cute? Such a fun way to use up old wrapping paper.
In our craft cupboard we have this huge jar of buttons which has been overflowing for weeks. So today we made these cute cards to keep in the cupboard in order to empty the jar a little. Now we have 8 cute button card crafts to share with you! They’re so adorable and each one can be used for various different occasions. Which one is your favourite?
1) You are Grape!
What we used; Card, buttons, glue and a marker.
How to make it: Take your buttons and glue them down in a triangular shape to make your bunch of grapes. Then use your marker to draw on the stalk before adding your special message.
Perfect for: Birthdays, teacher gifts, mothers day, fathers day, thank you card and valentines day.
2) Cute as a button family.
What we used; Card, Buttons, marker and glue.
How to make it: Glue your buttons down on your card at the relevant heights. Then use your marker to draw on the stick people bodies and add details such as hair, clothes or ears. Why not add a cute button sun too? Just stick down a yellow button and draw on the lines with your marker!
Perfect for: mothers day, family birthdays and fathers day.
3) Cute pizza pizza card
What we used; Card, Buttons, marker and glue.
How to make it: Glue a line of yellow buttons to make your pizza crust. Then add a triangle of red buttons to crust to make your pizza base. Add some small buttons to make the pizza toppings and then use your marker to write on your message.
Perfect for: Fathers day, Mothers day, Birthdays and Valentines day.
4) Super star card
Here’s what we used: Card, Buttons, glue and a marker.
How to make it: Glue a large yellow button in the centre of your card. Then add five medium buttons around the large one and then a small one at the end of each. Use your marker to write your special message
Perfect for: Birthdays, thank you card, teacher gift, mothers day and fathers day.
5) Your a real Tweetheart!
Here’s what we used; Card, Buttons, googly eyes, glue and a marker.
How to make it: Draw your lines across your card. Glue a couple of buttons scattered just above each line then use your marker to draw on the legs and beaks. Add a googly eye to each bird and then write a message on the front of your card using your marker.
Perfect for: Valentines day, Birthdays and Mothers day.
6) Sweet and simple button heart
Here’s what we used; Card, red paper, buttons, glue and a marker.
How to make it: cut out a red paper heart and cover it with your buttons. Glue your heart down onto your card and use your marker to add a special message.
Perfect for: Valentines day, mothers day, fathers day and birthdays.
7) Pretty button flowers
Here’s what we used; Card, buttons, a marker and glue.
How to make it: Glue down a button to make the centre of your flower. Then glue 5-6 buttons around this central button to make the petals. To make the lavender; take five equal sized buttons, glue four into a square and then add the fifth in the centre above this square. Use your marker to draw on the stems and leaves and then to write on your special message.
Perfect for: Mothers day, birthday and Valentines day.
8) Sweet cherry card
Here’s what we used; Buttons, glue and a marker.
How to make it: Glue two red buttons a couple of cm apart. Take your marker and draw two joined cherry stalks and a leaf. Repeat this process to create a second pair of cherries and then use your marker to add a personalised message.
Perfect for: Birthdays, Valentines day, Mother’s day, Father’s day, thank you card, Teacher card and Valentines day.