How To Make Washi Tape Christmas Cards

I was really excited when Katie (Life With Ktkinnes) invited me to join her 2017 Christmas Card Swap. I had never done anything like this before so was keen to get involved. Last year, I was working at the Travelodge Hotel and sent about 3 cards to my colleagues, this year I was going to up my Christmas Card game, big stylee. Once I signed up to Katie’s swap, I then set about browsing Pinterest for inspiration. I finally decided upon Christmas Tree Washi Tape cards and hereΒ is how I turned my bedroom into a Christmas Card production line.

First stop: Hobbycraft. I love this shop so I didn’t need much of an excuse to go browsing the aisles. I found these cute little button stars and these handmade with love stickers. You can find them here and here. I also brought the cards and envelopes and chalk pen here too. I brought a pack of 30 (6.3 x 4.4 Inches) cards for just Β£5. What a bargain. Shaun asked me what I needed a chalk pen for and I was like for the snow (obviously!).

I absolutely love these stickers. I ordered them from Olly at Blooms Print Etsy Shop. There are so many cute designs and you can choose your own personalized text too! I actually ordered three different designs as I liked them all! I thought these would be a nice touch to stick on the inside of the Christmas Cards.

Now for the washi tape. I brought a set of 6 in metallic and copper. You can find them on Amazon here.

And for the tree trunks I brought this gold glitter tape from Amazon.

The Merry Christmas washi was found on the etsy shop: myCraftyNell and I thought this would be perfect to go underneath the Christmas Trees.

Once everything arrived, I was then ready to start making my cards. To begin, I marked a point in the centre of each card so that my Christmas Trees would be in the middle. Nobody likes a wonky Christmas Tree.

I measured 10cm strips of gold glitter tape and placed them in the centre of the card. These little stars were easy to use as they have a peelable sticky tab on the back. Perfect!

Making the gold washi tape tree branches seemed to take the most time. I used brown cardboard as a backing which can be brought on Amazon here. It was a simple process but I had a lot of branches.

Once I had a good selection of washi tape branches I could then cut them to size. I measured out 4 different sizes (3 inches, 2 inches, 1 inch and half an inch).

These were then spaced out and glued to the Christmas Tree trunk.

The chalk marker was then put to good use in making the snow.

I did the same sticking and cutting for the Merry Christmas washi tape, this time I used white card.

Ta-da! And here is the finished Christmas Card.

I added my stickers and the card was complete. I let them to dry for a few hours before I wrote my messages inside.

The final touch was adding in a mini inspirational card from Treatbox. All these inspirational messages are so positive and pretty. I thought it would be nice to spread the love at Christmastime.

Finally, I added the Merry Mail stickers I brought from PrettyLittleStickers on Etsy. Then they were ready to be posted.

Oh yeah, I can’t take all the credit for this. This is is Simba. He is my little helper and always wants to be involved.

Have you made your own DIY Christmas Cards this year? I hope you found this useful and if you have a go at making them yourself send me a photo – I’d love to see them all!

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  1. December 1, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    This is such a lovely post Bexa! Such a detailed post which I’m sure will help others. Love the photos and looking forward to the Christmas card swap! 😘 xx

    • December 1, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Aw thank you so much Rebecca πŸ’•. I’m glad you liked it ☺️. I’m really looking forward to our Christmas card swap too! β˜ƒοΈβœπŸ»πŸ’ŒπŸ˜˜ xx

  2. December 1, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Loved this post, loved seeing the steps! And I LOVE my card! Lots of love in this comment hahah xx

    • December 1, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      He he, thank you so much Jess πŸ’•. I’m so glad your card has arrived and you love it! 😍 I really enjoyed making them πŸ’ŒπŸ˜˜πŸŽ‰ xx

  3. Shaun
    December 1, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    A great post Bexa ☺️😘. Really well laid out and easy to follow 😊. Haha, I love the fact you mentioned me asking what you needed your chalk pen for πŸ˜„. It’s also good to see you have given your little helper some credit πŸˆπŸ€£πŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ˜˜ xxxx

    • December 1, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Shaun πŸ’•. He he, I had to give Little Simbaggies credit as he always so curious when I’m doing something different 🀣 I’m glad you liked the post 😘 xxxx

  4. December 1, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    These are so cute! I’ve got so much Christmas Washi Tape I’m very tempted! | Latest blog post: Decorating for Christmas – BLOGMAS Day 1

    • December 1, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Aw thank you so much! πŸ’• You should defo give it a go, it’s so much fun! 😘 xx

  5. December 1, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    This is such an amazing idea! The designs looked lovely, can’t wait to see more posts over december from you!

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Izzie πŸ’•. I’m glad you liked the designs πŸ˜ƒ. I’m looking forward to reading your posts too! πŸ’πŸ’› xx

  6. December 1, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I’m SO impressed you made the cards! I hope this Christmas card swap goes on every year, it’s such a lovely idea.

    Thank you again!

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Thank you so much Rosaleen! πŸ’• I’m so glad you liked the card! I had so much fun making them and hope it happens every year too! βœπŸ»πŸ’ŒπŸ˜˜ xx

  7. December 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    What a nice crafty post! All your supplies are so pretty! I absolutely love the metallic washi tape! You did such a good job with this card! Great post!

    • December 2, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Thank you so much Annie! πŸ’• The metallic washi was such a good find, I’m glad you liked the cards πŸ’ŒπŸ’βœπŸ» xx

  8. Alys George
    December 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I love this they turned out so well! I’ve never been any good as this sort of thing though!

    Alys /

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Alys πŸ’• I’m glad you liked the cards 😘 xx

  9. December 1, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    These are so beautiful! My Aunt makes cards and they’re so much better than normal cards.

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Aw thank you so much Katie πŸ’• I’m so glad you liked them 😘 homemade cards are always so much fun to make! πŸ’πŸ’› xx

  10. Lily
    December 1, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I used to be a washi tape addict, and these are all beautiful! The card is so pretty, wish I was more DIY creative x


    • December 2, 2017 / 10:30 am

      He he, I’m also obsessed with washi tape too πŸ˜„. I’ve got so much of it and always on the lookout for more πŸ’•. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lily 😘 xx

  11. December 1, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    They are so cute and look so easy to make. I’m not the most creative person so I’ve never made my own before but I still have to arrange mine for this year so I might give this a go …and buy some backups just in case x


    • December 2, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Thank you so much Sophie πŸ’•. I’m so glad you like them. Yay! That’s great you might give these a try! There are so many different washi tapes out there to choose from, it’s so much fun! βœπŸ»πŸ’ŒπŸ˜˜ xx

  12. December 1, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    These are super cute and simple! I may have to give these a try!

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:32 am

      Yay, I’m so glad you want to give these a try Jas! πŸ’• Thank you for your comment and have fun! 😘 xx

  13. Holly
    December 1, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I LOVE this post, how creative! Thanks for writing this, your DIY Christmas cards look amazing!

    Holly x

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:36 am

      Aw thank you so much Holly for your kind and encouraging comment πŸ’•. That’s so sweet of you! 😘 xx

  14. December 1, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    The cards look really nice and they were handmade with love. I receive two handmade Christmas cards each year and I really need to do the same back.

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:39 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Poppy! πŸ’• I love receiving handmade cards, I’m so glad you liked the post 😘 xx

  15. Zoe Jackson
    December 1, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Oh my goodness these diy Christmas cards are lovely. I love how you’ve used washi tape like that! Anyone who is receiving a Christmas card from you this Christmas are very lucky. Merry Christmas!

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:40 am

      Aww that is such a sweet and lovely thing to say πŸ’• thank you so much Zoe! 😘 Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„ xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Thank you so much Carissa πŸ’•. I was so happy when I found those stickers, they were so cute! πŸ’ I’m glad you liked the post and photos 😘 xx

  16. Sarah June
    December 1, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    This is so fun and creative! πŸ’• I love it!

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:42 am

      Thank you so much Sarah, these were definitely so much fun to make! πŸ’• xx

  17. December 1, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I did some card making a few years ago and I would love to get back into it, I love your creativity!x

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:43 am

      Thank you so much Lorna! πŸ’• Handmade cards are so much fun to do ☺️ I’m glad you liked them 😘 xx

  18. Hagen
    December 1, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    I love, love, love this! I made Halloween cards with this tape and everyone loved it!! You have inspired me to DIY our Xmas cards with tape flair this year!

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:44 am

      Yay! πŸŽ‰ I’m so glad my post has inspired you! That’s made me really happy! I’d love to see them once you have made them ☺️. Have fun and thank you for commenting πŸ’• xx

  19. December 2, 2017 / 1:50 am

    That is so cute! Great work πŸ’•πŸ’• lovely details! You are very creative.
    I like doing craft. It is very relaxing ☺️☺️

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:45 am

      Aw thank you so much Caroline πŸ’•. I agree, things like this are so relaxing and enjoyable ☺️. I’m so glad you liked them! 😘 xx

  20. December 2, 2017 / 3:56 am

    Oh my goodness! What beautiful cards, and I can’t imagine all the effort that went into those. They are AMAZING!! And I love Simba’s helpful efforts LOL…

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:47 am

      He he, Simba is always there to lend a helping paw πŸ˜„. Thank you so much for your lovely comment πŸ’•. I’m so glad you liked them! 😘 xx

  21. Jane
    December 2, 2017 / 7:49 am

    Such lovely cards, they are really effective. I made a few cards this year but not as many as I had hoped for….I think I say that every year!

    Jane x

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Jane πŸ’•. I’m glad you liked the cards πŸ’›πŸ’ xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment πŸ’•πŸ˜˜ xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Aw thank you so much Kelly! πŸ’• xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Michaela πŸ’•. I’m glad you liked them 😘 xx

  22. December 2, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    This post is amazing, I love the photos! I think I might be addicted to Washi tape, I can’t stop buying it. I’m always looking for gold and metallic tapes so these aren’t perfect! Can’t wait to try this out x

    • December 3, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Nina πŸ’•. He he, I think I have a Washi Tape addiction too! πŸ˜„ There are so many pretty ones and I’m always adding to my collection ☺️. Have fun making the cards! 😘 xx

  23. December 2, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I love making my own Christmas cards, and these are so simple but effective which is great! I’ll make any excuse to have another trip to hobbycraft haha! x

    • December 3, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Claire πŸ’•. These are so easy and fun to make! And yes I agree, any excuse is a good excuse to go to Hobbycraft! πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰πŸ’ xx

  24. Florene
    December 2, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Wow Bexa! You are so creative! I love them!

    • December 3, 2017 / 9:56 am

      Aw thank you so much Florene for your lovely comment πŸ’•. You are so sweet 😘 xx

  25. December 2, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    These look fantastic! You put so much effort in and the end result looks so professional. I’m sure you could sell them in a little craft shop and people would love them.

    Lisa |

    • December 3, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment Lisa πŸ’•. You are so sweet, that’s really made my day 😘 xx

  26. Sophie
    December 3, 2017 / 11:08 am

    I love all of the stickers you got! I’m now heading over to the etsy store where you got the personalised ones, they’re such a good idea! and Simba is such a cutie, what a funny picture!- x

    • December 4, 2017 / 6:31 am

      Aw thank you so much Sophie! πŸ’• Yay! I’m so glad you love the stickers, they are awesome! He he, Simba is such a funny cat, he always wants to be involved in everything πŸ˜„ xx

  27. December 3, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    These are so gorgeous! I’d love to go to the effort of making my own Christmas cards one year but really I’m just not patient enough! You can find so many beautiful washi tapes – I bought a few for a blogger friend from eBay for SO cheap!

    • December 4, 2017 / 6:20 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Jenny πŸ’•. I love finding nice new washi tapes! You are right, there are so many beautiful ones out there 😍 and cheap too! xx

  28. December 3, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    These cards look so cool! You’ve definitely given me some motivation to finish making mine (so far I’ve only folded the cards. Oops…). I don’t have any washi tapes at the moment because I didn’t really know what to do with them, but a local store has festive ones and they’d be perfect for cards like these!

    x Envy

    • December 4, 2017 / 6:23 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment Envy! πŸ’• I’m so glad my cards have motivation you to finish making yours 😍. Yay! Washi tapes are great for crafts, enjoy making them – they are so much fun to do! 😘 xx

    • December 4, 2017 / 6:24 am

      Thank you so much Jess πŸ’• I’m so glad you like the cards! 😘 xx

  29. December 3, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Aw what cute cards! I will be sending out my own hand-painted cards this Christmas to family and friends since setting up my own Etsy store! I have loved designing my own Christmas cards opposed to sending out a card that’s just like any other.

    Love Amber | x

  30. December 3, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    You know how to appeal to a fellow stationery addict! These cards are so cute! People are very lucky to have these sent! Well written lovely ❀️❀️

    • December 4, 2017 / 6:28 am

      Aw thank you so much Lauren πŸ’• you are so lovely. I’m so glad you like them 😍 xx

  31. Lena Dee
    December 4, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    You are really such a doll! I love, love, loveee these lol! I can’t wait to get mine, like this is such a creative and cute way to use these tapes…And can I just say I love your cat in the pic lol not sure if that is Simba or Zazu πŸ’•:)

    Lena xx:

    • December 5, 2017 / 5:46 am

      Aw thank you so much Lena! πŸ’• You are so sweet. I’m so excited for you to receive yours too 😍. I’ve really enjoyed making them, I didn’t know washi tape could be so much fun πŸ˜„. That’s Simba in the pic by the way, he is the one who always gets up to mischief πŸ˜†πŸ˜˜ xx

    • December 29, 2017 / 7:17 am

      Aw thank you so much Aditi πŸ’• Christmas was lovely thanks! Hope you had a fabulous time too! πŸŽ„πŸ˜˜ xx

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