Today I want to share this year’s homemade Christmas cards along with a gingerbread house Christmas card DIY tutorial with you.
My kids and I have been making our own Christmas cards for several years now. I am always gathering inspiration throughout the year for simple and sustainable Christmas card ideas. Last year we made Christmas cards with some simple embroidered stars. And this year I was inspired by some gingerbread house garlands I saw online. I have a “Handmade Christmas Projects” board on Pinterest where I compiled some inspiration pictures.
Gingerbread House Christmas Card DIY
List of Materials
Blank cards – I used cards in a burgundy color for a festive touch
Cardboard Box – preferably with no or only little prints on it
Scissors – to cut the cardboard
White Marker – to draw the embellishments
Pencil – to trace the house silhouettes onto the cardboard
Glue – to stick the gingerbread house onto the card
Tutorial on How to Make a Gingerbread House Christmas Card
- Trace and cut out some house shapes from the cardboard. Make sure to check the rough measurements you want your houses to be in proportion to the blank card.
- Line the contours of the houses with a white permanent marker.
- Draw some gingerbread house-like house fronts onto the cardboard.
- Glue the cardboard houses onto the fronts of the blank cards. Tip: I recommend writing your card first before gluing on the cardboard houses.
Add some festive wishes like “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Holidays” or “Holiday Greetings” to the front of the cards.
Further embellish the gingerbread houses with some glitter.
Don’t want to get creative and draw your own embellishments? Don’t worry, I created a template specifically for you. You can download and print out the template and replicate the houses shown in the pictures.
Are you making your own Christmas cards as well? What kind of cards do you make? Come share in the comments below!