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BEAUTIFUL Homemade Christmas Card Ideas for Adults

Making your own selection of homemade Christmas cards is a really enjoyable and relaxing activity. There is nothing better than a spot of festive adult crafting to get you in the mood for the days leading down to December the 25th.

As an experienced crafter, I make my own card designs each year. Let me show you just how easy it can be for you to make your own range of elegant DIY cards. Enclosed are some wonderful homemade Christmas card ideas for adults.

You too can come up with some great looking Christmas card designs that are fun to make and a relaxing activity too. If you already have some paper and card in stock, you can get on with making these unique designs right away.



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Simply Beautiful and Elegant Homemade Christmas Card Ideas for Adults

Simply Beautiful and Elegant Homemade Christmas Card Ideas for Adults to Enjoy Making Craft DIY Handmade Festive Holiday Season

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What better way to get in the mood for the festive Holiday season than to indulge in a spot of crafting. Lots of adults enjoy making their own homemade Christmas cards but don't know exactly how to start. Here's some easy but elegant ideas to get you started.

1: Red Robin Bird Christmas Card Idea

Patterned handmade Christmas greetings card ideas for adults with robin bird design in green gold colors

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The Robin is one of my all-time favorite birds. I really love birds that have bright splashes of red and orange coloring like the English Robin, the American Robin and male Cardinal birds too.

➡️ VISIT this Robin Bird Christmas Card Tutorial with Free Printable Template

Birds with these bright red colors are just perfect to add into your Holiday crafts because their beautiful shades match the traditional colors of the season. That's why I based this particular card making project on my favorite.


There is a free printable template included with the tutorial so that you don't need to draw out your very own bird design. It is made very easily in just 3 parts with the bird body, the red chest and the wings.

If you make a quick pattern template, using the printable as I suggest, you can draw around the bird design as many times as you like to make bigger batches of cards.

Use colored papers and cards to build up your 3 piece Robin design or white and color it in yourself. The design really works best when placed in the center of square card blanks.

2: Shaped Christmas Cupcake Card Idea

Xmas cupcake shaped holly card Christmas craft homemade DIY papercraft paper crafting

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This cupcake shaped Christmas card is both cute and unique. I just love the cupcake theme and enjoy collecting cupcake decorations for the home as well as participating in themed crafts with them too.

➡️ VISIT this Christmas Cupcake Card Tutorial with Free Template

It was a lot of fun for me to create this unique and sweet design that easily allows you to make your own shaped card with the free printable template provided.

When you visit the tutorial page for this Christmas card, you'll discover a free template there for you. Using the free template, you can easily download and print out the shaped card design onto some card stock.


Having a printable template makes this craft so much easier for you. Once you've printed and made your card shape, you can use this to draw around it again and again to create as many cards as you need for the Christmas Holiday season.

This is an easy yet elegant Christmas card idea for adults to make. You can let your imagination roam and have a lot of fun with decorating the Christmas cupcake card with seasonal colors, glitter glues, stickers and more.

3: Homemade Christmas Wreath Card Idea

Holiday wreath festive card

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➡️ MAKE this Christmas Holiday Wreath Card Design

This homemade Christmas card idea is one that is appropriate for you to make for any age group or gender. The Holiday wreath card design is a traditional one and easy to create too.

You can see that I've made the finished wreath design look more traditional by sticking to the standard festive colors and designs with the choice of papers used.

There is no reason, though, why you cannot make this card design in any color scheme that you like. Why not try try lime green and orange or, alternatively, try lilac and pastel blue for more of a modern and fresh take on this seasonal theme.

Each central wreath is made from just eight squares of paper that have been folded using very basic origami techniques.

Adults can follow the tutorial for this which takes you through step by step photos of folding the paper pieces and assembling them to create the round wreath design. Simply stick this into the middle of a square card blank which has been decorated with some patterned paper.

As an optional extra, I've added on some round quilled papers in red to the wreath and this looks like holly berries. On other cards that I've made using this design, I've added on a big red bow.

4: Handmade Christmas Cracker Card Idea

Christmas xmas cracker handmade homemade cards for adults design idea

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I don't yet have a tutorial on this Christmas cracker card design. But, you know what, it is super easy for you to make as a DIY project. All you really need to be able to do is to draw a rectangle design. If you can do that then you will find this a fun and easy project.

If you draw or print a cracker shaped design onto card, then you'll have a template that you can draw around and use again and again. Having some simple templates can make creating lots of Christmas cards from home very easy and fast. Batch making is essential when you have a lot of cards to make.

Long or rectangular shaped card blanks seem to work best with this Christmas cracker theme. Use a card blank to work out a rough size that your cracker shape needs to be. There's no point in making a cracker design and then realizing that it's too big to fit on the card or that it's far too small.

I used a ruler to draw out a rectangle shape onto some card and then I cut this out when I got to a size that I was happy with.

Place your rectangle template so that it is lying horizontally or long ways in front of you. Draw a line with a ruler about 1/4 of the way in from the left and about 1/4 of the way in from the right. You need to use these lines as a guide for drawing some triangle notches and then cutting them out.

Look at the completed cracker shape to see what I'm referring to. Those little triangular notches make the rough shape of your cracker. Once you've done that, you've then got your template that you can draw around as many times as you need.

Use your cracker template to create lots of designs from colored card. You can quickly cover them in Christmas themed papers. I've added small ribbon bows in the middle of mine.

To make the fancy edges at the ends of the crackers, I used scalloped edged scissors. And then I used Word for Windows to print off the text: Have a Cracking Christmas.

5: Make Some Elegant Christmas Cards With This Easy Folding Idea

Chsistmas Xmas rosette fun paper folded card Holiday seasonal cards idea DIY homemade craft

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This posy style rosette is a beautiful design and one I really love to use at all times of the year. You can create it it lots of different color schemes.

Reds, greens and golds are the colors that are most strongly associated with this celebratory time of year. A winter color scheme of pastel blue, white and silver would look wonderful too.

➡️ VISIT the Paper Rosette Tutorial to Start Making These Cards Today

The rosette design is made from 8 oval shapes which have the easiest folds you'll ever come across for this type of project. They are very fast to glue and assemble together too.

The tutorial I've provided does have a printable sheet with the oval shapes on. You can use one as a cardboard template so you can draw round your favorite scrapbook or printed papers to get the actual Christmas colors that you want. It's a great way to use up small oddments and scraps of papers too.

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