This is a great one to do with the kids, especially when they are school age and need to take loads in for their friends / teachers!!
What you need
- Paint swatches (I picked mine up from Homebase but most DIY/paint stores have them)
- Blank cards or sheets of card folded
- Christmas Text
- PVA glue
Step 1 - Select your swatches
I walked into Homebase and had so much choice that my Christmas trees were almost purple but in the end I stuck with green and brown. However, if you want to be more adventurous and give everyone a different coloured tree, then go for it!
If you can't get your hands on any then coloured card will do the same job.
Step 2 - Cut out your tree
Cut a triangle from your swatch. I ended up having to cut this tree in half as it was too long for my card but you can adjust this to whatever works for you. I like a range of different sizes so they don't all look the same.
Step 3 - Plant your treeWith a few dabs of glue on the back of your tree, stick it to the front of your card. I used a ready made pack of blank cards I already had in the house but you can just buy sheets of card and fold/cut them to the size of your choice.
I also cut a small piece of the brown paint swatch to use as the base of the tree, also gluing it onto the card.
Step 4 - Add sparkle
For some reason I also had a tub of sequins in the flat that had snowflakes and stars (as well as some dinosaurs and cats mixed in - don't ask) so I was able to glue a few of these around the tree to add a bit of sparkle. Circle sequins or sticky gold stars will have the same effect though.
Step 5 - Add your Christmas Message
Print out your Christmas message. I've attached a sheet full of Merry Christmas labels for you to use but feel free to come up with your own.
Glue this onto the bottom of your card and then a button on either side or use more sequins / stars to finish it off.
I'll be back,