DIY Christmas cards with Alice Oehr

Blogged by: Melbourne Central 01 Dec 2014 View comments


You will need:
  • cardboard in bright, contrasting colours;
  • scissors;
  • pencil;
  • ruler;
  • felt pens or markers;
  • sequins, beads, or other ornaments;
  • glue stick;
  • this printable-template of classic Christmas designs.


What to do:



Step 1 - Measure 13cm from one end of a piece of card and mark that point. Do the same on the opposite edge, then rule a line connecting your two marks.



Step 2 - Cut along your line and fold in half lengthwise.



Step 3 - Cut out your template and trace around it on a different coloured piece of paper. (For this example, Alice switched out the standard, Christmas colours of bright red and green in favour of magenta and dark forest green.) Cut out your shape.



Step 4 - Now for the fun part! Grab your markers and decorate one side of your cut-out. Draw patterns, write your recipient’s name, go nuts!



Step 5 - Glue your freshly decorated cut-out onto the front of the card you folded in step 2. Alice is a big fan of the old faithful UHU glue stick, telling us, “I’ve tried every different type, but there’s a reason this is a classic! It works better than anything else.



Step 6 - Glam it up! Arrange and affix your sequins or any other sparkly bits and pieces you’ve collected.



Step 7 - Write something sweet inside and give it to someone special this Christmas.

Alice’s hour-long Christmas Card workshop takes place from 6–7pm this Friday, 5 December at the Butterfly Enclosure in the Level 2 Dining Hall. The workshop is free to join, but spaces are limited and bookings are essential. Bookings will be open here from Monday, 1 December until allocation has been exhausted.

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