Create your own doily Christmas cards this year that are simple to make but also look super pretty. This is a great craft activity to do with the kids, adding optional glitter of course!
- Card and envelope
- Paper doilies
- Small flat-back pearls
- PVA glue
- Cotton bud
Step 1: Measure the width desired for the base of the Christmas tree. This of course depends on how big your cards are.
Step 2: Mark out a triangle shape on the side of the paper doily, to the size you have measured. Do this on the reverse side of the doily.
Step 3: Cut out 3 more of these triangle shapes. Two of these need to be slightly smaller so they sit on top of each other to make a tree shape.
TOP TIP: Some doilies are double layered so you can get 2 triangles from one cut-out if you separate the paper.
Step 4: Using the paintbrush, glue the largest triangle onto the card. Only glue the top part so the base lifts up to give a slight 3D effect.
Step 5: Glue the others on top, creating a layered effect. Again leave the bottom edges unstuck so that can be gently lifted.
Step 6: Using tweezers place the small pearls into position. These need to be glued on firmly – I used a cotton bud to apply the glue as the beads are so small.
TOP TIP: Consider adding more pearls as snow to the card for a full winter effect!