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DIY: Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Cards • Mommy Gone Tropical

DIY: Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Cards

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If you are tight on time & still want to create Christmas cards with your children, then this easy DIY pipe cleaner Christmas tree cards tutorial is for you!

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If you are tight on time & still want to create Christmas cards with your children, then this easy DIY pipe cleaner Christmas tree cards tutorial is for you!

I love handmade Christmas decoration and gifts. They mean so much more than store bought items. They come with amazing memories and make your heart swell with love. They make for the best quality time with your family/children.

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To make pipe cleaner Christmas tree cards, you need:


The first thing you need to do is to cut the papers to fit in envelopes you plan to use for mailing. I cut mine to fit in letter envelopes, but you can use real card envelopes. Put a trash bag, a big piece of paper or a shower curtain liner on the floor and lay out the cardstock papers on it. Start painting the cardstock papers with colors with your children. My daughter, Coral applied her handprint to a couple of the cards. Let the paint dry for about 15 minutes (That is how it took mine to dry).

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Fold all cardstock papers in half. Twist the pipe cleaners to look like Christmas trees. Attach them to the cardstock papers with hot glue. I applied hot glue to the edges of the pipe cleaners. Add a jewelry bead to the top of the Christmas tree with hot glue, too.

Lastly, add any holiday greetings you want to the front of the Christmas tree cards with rubber letter stamps and ink pad. I stamped “MERRY CHRISTMAS” on all of the cards.

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Inside the cards, write a heartfelt message and have all members in your family sign the card. You can even do fingerprint stamps inside the card to make the Christmas tree cards more unique.

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Did you make your own Christmas cards this year?

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20 Discussion to this post

  1. Candy says:

    Great idea for family time or a classroom.

  2. Chrystie says:

    These are super cute! Pinning for next year 🙂

  3. Willow says:

    These are really cute! My family would always make their own cards when I was younger. I love making gifts for people because it gives a personal touch.

  4. Samantha says:

    These are adorable, and I really want to make them with my son!

  5. These are so pretty and simple! I love craft ideas that even I can do!

  6. Shann Eva says:

    These are really cute. I would love to make these with my kids. Thanks for the idea!

  7. Chelsea says:

    What a cute and easy craft! Love it!

  8. Chrisy says:

    These are too cute! I need to get this to some of my cousins ASAP – I think their kids would LOVE this project!

  9. sylvie says:

    i love that each of these sweet cards looks unique! the watercolor and different colored pipe cleaners are super cute, too. we always order our cards from tiny prints every year but i’d love to create a new tradition where we make something together as a family, too. great post, mama! xx, sylvie

  10. What a fun DIY project for Christmas! These colorful personalized cards are so adorable. I love receiving special handmade items like these that come from the heart. Thanks for sharing your creativity. It’s a springboard for inspiration!

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