[featured photo – Yvonne Heine]
this is kind of a different blog post than usually. I am participating in a pre-holiday blog train started by Anna from whenanna.com. We are five bloggers from different niches working together to publish five posts a week related to a certain holiday topic (see schedule at the end). This week’s theme are holiday DIYs.
I just recently moved from Germany to the US, meaning I left my whole family behind and during the holiday season I usually miss them the most. So I decided I would make my own Christmas cards this year and send them to my family. However, grad school keeps me more than busy, so I searched Pinterest for simple and easy ideas. I thought I’d share my favorites with you:
- Reindeer after the dark
All you need for this one is some dark cardboard, wiggle eyes, a red sticker and some glue. I don’t think instructions are even necessary, but they are provided in this video.
- Warmest Wishes
I like the simple shapes of the trees, which can be easily cut out from scrap paper that you might have lying around. Add a stamp and some glue and you’re good to go. The idea for this card is from Lisa Spangler (Pinterest) who published it here.
- Tree silhouettes
This one is probably my favorite one, so I might try to make this for my family. This card is actually for sale on the German version of Etsy. You can buy it right here. However, I think this would be fairly simple to make on your own as well.
- The world’s easiest snowman
Full instructions for the world’s easiest snowman can be found here.
- The newspaper tree
This idea is from a Swedish blog called grannemedselma so you might have difficulties understanding the instructions, but again the idea is fairly simple and probably doesn’t require a lot of instructions 😉
That was my contribution to our collection of holiday themed DIYs. For the other posts check out the following blogs and stay tuned for next week’s holiday recipes.