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Natural Christmas Cards

Inexpensive to create, these organic holiday cards will delight friends and family.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
Natural Christmas Cards Make Beautiful GiftsDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

If you want to mail a homemade three-dimensional card, choose flat embellishments. For cards you hand-deliver, use chunkier, more textural options.

Materials Needed:

  • recycled card stock
  • scissors
  • found objects such as seed heads, twigs and leaves in different sizes, dried flat
  • X-acto knife
  • ruler
  • spices such as star anise and cinnamon sticks
  • dried ingredients such as bay leaves
  • glue

Step 1

Cut a piece of recycled card stock to the correct size. Score lightly down the middle of the card in a straight line using an X-acto knife and ruler.

How to Cut Card StockDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Fold the card in half along the scored line, which will ensure a clean fold down the center of the card.

Fold Cardstock in HalfDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Arrange and stick a dried leaf onto the front of the card using small dabs of glue.

Handsome Handmade CardDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Glue two smaller leaves onto the larger leaf and attach one star anise at the base of the leaves. Set aside till glue has fully dried, then add your holiday greeting to the card's interior.

Nature CraftsDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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