DIY Holiday Card with Magnet Keepsakes
Here’s a DIY Homemade Holiday Card that’s more than just a card! This easy to make holiday project incorporates homemade magnets as well! Below are the instructions on how to make the Holiday magnets, and then how to make the greeting card so that the magnets can be included as part of the main design.
Supplies You’ll Need:
To Make The Magnets:
- Scrapbook Paper
- Holiday Embellishment Stickers
- 1 inch Craft Wood Squares
- Silver Acrylic Craft Paint
- Paint Brush/Foam Brush
- Mod Podge Water-based Sealer
- Xacto Knife
- Magnets (round or magnetic tape)
To Make The Holiday Card:
- Download Holiday Card Design (Free Template)
- Blank Greeting Cards
- Shimmer Cardstock
- Tacky Glue
- Magnetic tape
- Xacto Knife
Now, let’s get crafting!
Step 1. Pick out 5 wood squares.
Step 2. Use your Xacto knife to cut out the scrapbook paper you want to use for the background of each magnet.
Step 3. Use a dot of tacky glue to glue the scrapbook paper to the wood square. Repeat this for all 5 wood squares.
Step 4. Turn the wood squares over and paint the back and sides. (Note: Another option is to paint the squares before adding the paper too if you’re afraid you’ll get paint on the front of the paper.)
Step 5. Stick the embellishments to the wood squares (the side with the scrapbook paper). If they do not come with a sticky back, use the tacky glue to glue them on.
Step 6. Once secure, add one thick coat of the Mod Podge water-based sealer, completely covering the front and sides.
Step 7. Cut 5 pieces of the magnetic tape .75 inch long, and stick them to the back of the magnets. In addition, cut 5 pieces that are at least one inch long, you will use these later for the greeting card.
Step 8. Download the Snowflake Card Design and print it on Shimmer Cardstock. Then, cut it out where indicated by the crop marks.
Step 9. Figure out where you want the magnets laid out on the snowflakes. Then, stick the other 5 magnetic tape pieces you cut earlier on the backside of the snowflake design where you want the magnets to go.
Step 10. Add tacky glue the back of the snowflake card and in the middle, but not over the magnets, and place it to your blank greeting card as the main cover.
Step 11. Now you can stick your magnets to their intended place!
*Note: The magnetic tape is lightweight and a light strength. You can use
magnets with a stronger magnetism, but just keep in mind it may cause
the card to be heavier, and therefore cost more to mail.