Easy Fa-la-la-la-la Homemade Christmas Cards
- one piece of cardstock or a plain white card
- one piece of colored background paper
- scraps of flesh-toned paper
- scraps of embroidery floss
- scraps of ribbon
- fine-lined marker
- glue stick
- white craft glue
- circle punch
- Fold your piece of white cardstock in half or use a "decorate yourself" plain white card.
- Cut your colored background paper to fit and using the glue stick apply adhesive and cover the white card with the colored paper.
- Using a circle punch, punch out the flesh-toned paper to make three faces. You can trace around a pop bottle cap and cut with scissors if you don't have a punch.
- Apply the glue stick to the back of the faces and adhere to the card.
- Using a fine tipped marker draw on faces, making the mouth shapes into an "0" so it looks like they are singing. I used a little blush to color the cheeks by applying it with a cotton swab.
- The hair is made by wrapping the floss around two fingers and tying it in the middle; I trimmed the boy's hair, but left the girl's hair with the loops that are formed when you wrap your fingers.
- Tie small bows from scrap ribbon and use white craft glue to apply them to the girls' hair and the boys' collar.
- Draw musical notes around the card.
- Use a marker to write the words "Fa-la-la-la-la" on scrap cardstock, or print out the words from your computer and cut with scissors.
- I used scalloped scissors, but you can use straight paper scissors if you don't have craft scissors.
I set up an assembly line when making my cards and just repeat multiple steps to make up lots of cards at one time; the kids can help by punching out the faces.
By Paula from Christmas, MI
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