Being in Australia and having leaves to craft with all year round makes me wonder how a few of you across the world cope with having none.
If you have leaves all year round — like me — or have saved some leaves for crafting this year, here’s a lovely way to use them. Make these homemade nature craft Christmas cards. They are better than the bought variety and it shows that you took the time to craft something special.
Materials for nature craft Christmas cards
- Circle hole punch
- Star hole punch
- Recycled cardboard
- Good quality craft glue
- Other natural materials
How to make the nature craft christmas cards
- Use recycled cardboard to make a card. We find cereal packets work really well for this.
- Go explore outside and collect items to decorate with. We collected leaves, sand, mini pinecones and nature’s glitter.
- Use the circle hole punch to create lots of leaf circles.
- Glue the circles on the cardboard. Start the tree with one circle at the top moving down each layer with an extra leaf circle. Make sure you leave a little bit of room to add the star just above the top circle.
- Cut another leaf to make the trunk of the tree and stick it on.
- Now it’s time to get creative and decorate your tree with little ornaments you found in nature.
- Last, but most importantly, stick the hole punched leaf star on the top.
- Don’t forget to write in the card before you give it to that someone special!
Christmas cards mostly get thrown away in a couple of weeks and this is how long our homemade nature craft Christmas cards hold their colour. Which is perfect! The best part is that you and your children will enjoy making them and feel wonderful when it’s gifted to another.