Are you the type of person who loves to give cards during the holiday season? Do you want to stand out this coming holiday season and impress the one you love by just giving a charming card? Or you are just a crafter who wants to showcase your talents to your friends and family members? If yes, then this tutorial is for you!
Santa Claus is an iconic personality during the Christmas season and the kids and the kids at heart love him. Together with him a bunch of reindeer, Santa Claus is believed to give gifts to good kids during the Christmas Eve. Santa is known to be an old fat guy carrying a big red bag of gifts that have elf workers in his own toy factory in the North Pole.
Although technology already invaded our daily lives, old school traditions like giving holiday cards are highly appreciated by many. The time and the effort exerted in writing personal notes or even making your own holiday card is such a heartwarming gesture. Holiday cards are still present in the market but are commonly stereotyped and some are already craving for more and unique ways of creating one, which is why we are presenting you a better alternative. This is the best holiday card that you can ever give to your loved one so why don’t we start making one now!
Prepare all materials needed:
- a piece of cardboard
- crafting felt (red, black and yellow)
- 2 pcs googly eyes
- copper wire
- cotton or cotton balls
- round nose micro pliers
- diagonal cutting pliers
- a pair of scissors
- hot glue
Step 1: Fold the cardboard into two equal parts. This holiday Santa card would be done in portrait orientation. This folded cardboard will be the card’s main body.
Step 2: Cut a strip of red felt. The width should be at least 3 to 4 centimeters and the length would depend on the width of the cover of the folded cardboard.
Step 3: Hot glue the red felt strip on the extreme bottom of the cardboard cover.
Step 4: Cut a strip of black crafting felt. The width of this is around 2 to 3 centimeters and the length would be the same as the width of the card’s cover. This will serve as the belt of Santa Claus.
Step 5: Place the belt in the middle of the red strip and hot glue it on the red body.
Step 6: Cut a small square from the yellow crafting felt that has the same dimensions in reference to the width of the belt. This will be the buckle of the belt. Cut a smaller square in the middle of this to create a small square hole.
Step 7: Hot glue the buckle of the belt in the middle of it.
Step 8: Hot glue a pair of eyes in the middle of the cardboard just on the extreme top of Santa’s clothing. This should be placed approximately on the upper thirds of the card.
Step 9: Cut a small piece or red felt. This will be used as the nose of Santa.
Step 10: Hot glue the nose just below the eyes.
Step 11: Roll several pieces of cotton using the palm of your hands. If you already have cotton balls, then skip this step.
Step 12: Carefully cover the sides of Santa’s face with cotton balls. This will be Santa’s beard.
Step 13: Continue gluing cotton balls on the sides and the bottom or the neck part of Santa since he is known to have a thick and long white beard.
Step 14: Create a pair of glasses from the copper wire using the rounded long nose pliers. Cut the excess wire.
Step 15: Hot glue the glasses just in front of Santa’s eyes. Make sure to place it in a leaning position towards the nose of Santa.
Step 16: Cut a Santa cap from the red crafting felt.
Step 17: Hot glue the red cap on the topmost part of Santa’s face. Make sure to leave a small space in between the face and the cap. This will give some provision for Santa’s hair.
Step 18: Add more cotton balls on the space in between the cap and the face. This will be Santa’s hair.
Step 19: Hot glue a cotton ball on the tip of Santa’s hat.
Step 20: Write your personal holiday greetings inside the card.
Step 21: Tada! Done and ready! This charming Santa card can now be given to your friend or even a family member!
This is a unique card that would definitely capture the heart of the receiver. The effort in making this charming three-dimensional card is priceless and the receiver would feel the love and importance that was exerted on this. Kids would also love this since it is an adorable card. Just in time for the holidays! So keep on making these and you will never buy plain holiday cards again! Happy holidays!