Easy yarn Christmas tree cards that kids can make!
Every year we make DIY Christmas cards for our friends and family. Previously we’ve made Christmas lights cards, bubble wrap print Christmas tree cards, paint colour swatch Christmas tree cards and ribbon Christmas tree cards. And these DIY yarn Christmas tree cards are our latest addition to the collection!
My kids just love sewing with yarn needles, so I knew these cards would be fun to make! And I always love having something homemade for the kids to give at Christmas time – it’s much more meaningful, don’t you think?
- blank square cream-coloured cards
- single hole punch
- green yarn
- blunt large-eye yarn needle
- sticky tape
- 1/8″ silver sparkly ribbon
- rhinestone self-adhesive stickers
To prep, I threaded a blunt yarn needle onto a long piece of green yarn. Threading needles (even large-eyed needles) is tricky for little kids, so I did this step myself. But everything else the kids were able to do, pretty much all by themselves!
The next step is to use a single hole puncher to punch one hole in the top centre of the card, and a row of holes along the bottom of the card, trying to make them evenly spaced.
After this, use sticky tape to secure the end of the yarn to the inside of the card, and then, using the yarn needle, thread the yarn through the bottom holes and top hole, to make a tree shape.
Then, gently weave silver ribbon from the top to the bottom, to look like tinsel, taping the ends on the inside of the card too. The kids had to restrain from pulling the ribbon to hard while they were weaving, or else it would bunch up the yarn. Easily fixed if they did, but it was a good lesson in restraint!
And lastly, stick (or draw) a star on the top of the tree, using marker or rhinestone stickers. (Personally I think the rhinestone stickers look really effective!)
This was a great chance for the kids to practise their threading / hand-sewing skills. They’re getting better at it, and I love seeing the look of concentration on their faces as they ‘work’.
We made these cards last year (but only just before Christmas, so I haven’t shared until now.) But of course, Christmas is looming upon us once again – so it’s time to get crafting! I’ve got some fun ideas planned – so stay tuned…
And in the meantime, you’re looking for some more inspiration, you can find all our Christmas ideas (so far) in our Christmas crafts & activities archives, including:
- how to make the cutest footprint ‘mistletoes’ craft. (We still hang ours up ever year – so cute to look back on those tiny toes!)
- how to make fingerprint ‘Christmas lights’ cards
- DIY Rudolph lollipops for class gifts
- DIY scratch-off advent calendar ornaments
- and more!
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