How to Make a Bird and Branch Holiday Card
A pinecone adds texture and a sophisticated natural touch to this charming handmade card. Get step-by-step instructions on HGTV.com.
- blank white 5" x 7" card
- 1 piece of red scrapbook paper
- 1 piece of white card stock
- computer and printer
- bird graphic
- wrinkle-free glue stick
- all-purpose craft glue
- silver and red glitter
Scale bird graphic to 4" x 6", then print and cut out. Measure and cut red scrapbook paper to 4" x 6". Glue scrapbook paper to the center front of blank card with wrinkle-free glue. Attach bird in same manner. Tip: Free printable graphics can be found on the Internet or on a calendar, paper plate, thick wrapping paper or Christmas card.
DIY Bird and Branch Holiday Card, Step One
The first step to creating a homemade bird and branch holiday card is to find a bird that you like (free online sources, thick wrapping paper or other card stock designs) and size it up to 4x6, then cut it out.
Use fingers to break scales from pinecone (Image 1). Apply craft glue to red rectangle where branch would be in relation to perched bird (Image 2). Stick pinecone scales onto glue to form a branch (Image 3). Tip: Scales can be split in half with scissors, if necessary.
DIY Bird and Branch Holiday Card, Step Two
To bring your holiday card to life add a perch for your bird to sit on made from real pinecone. Break of some of the scales from the pincone, add wrinkel-free craft glue to the card where you want to adhere the branch and simply place the scales on the glue.
Add Greeting and Glitter
Play around with different fonts on your computer to create an elegant holiday greeting; print and cut out using a small bottle or drinking glass as a circular template. Affix the greeting to card with wrinkle-free glue (Image 1). Apply craft glue around greeting cut-out and border of red paper. Sprinkle card with glitter and shake off excess. Allow glue to dry fully before inserting card in envelope (Image 2).
DIY Bird And Branch Holiday Card, Step 3: Add Greeting And Glitter
Don't forget to embellish your card with a lovely personalized note and make it stand out with glitter! Find the font you would like to use, apply the message with wrinkle free craft glue then apply clue around the outside of the message . Generously apply glitter to area and shake off excess.