Inexpensive to create, these organic holiday cards will delight friends and family.
If you want to mail a homemade three-dimensional card, choose flat embellishments. For cards you hand-deliver, use chunkier, more textural options.
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.
Fold the card in half along the scored line, which will ensure a clean fold down the center of the card.
Arrange and stick a dried leaf onto the front of the card using small dabs of glue.
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.
Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008