Today I have a great DIY blogger, friend and cohort when it comes to appreciating a handwritten note in a handmade greeting card! Chris from Just a Girl has a wonderful tutorial for creating handmade greeting cards that would make a wonderful DIY gift idea!
Hello! I’m Chris from Just a Girl, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already thinking about Christmas. It’s that time of year. That time when we have to find the means to come up with all those Christmas presents for loved ones, friends, and neighbors. Unfortunately, the extra money just doesn’t seem to be coming in. Brittany had a great idea to come up with ways to spend less, and I’m so happy to share my idea with you!
I’m a big fan of stationery. I think the written word is dying on us, so I do my best to correspond with it. I especially believe in thank you notes! Even (especially!) at Christmas, thank you’s need to be sent, and I have an extremely inexpensive way of personalizing them.
I picked up a package of blank white notecards at Hobby Lobby. They were about $4.00 with a coupon.
My madness in action involves my Silhouette machine, but you could easily choose designs that don’t involve intricate cuts. I’m crushing on pink and gold now, so I just used a combination of the two to come up with some pretty designs. Cut vinyl and scrapbook paper are adhered to the cards using some glue sticks to apply the shapes and a little bit of ribbon to add some dimension.
Of course, presentation is half the battle, so I love to choose a simple satin bow as my wrapping. While I had everything on hand already, I imagine you could do this project for less than $10.00. The good thing is that you could make multiple gifts for people since there are so many cards! Sooooo….$2.00 per gift? Not bad!
Thank you for letting me share my frugal idea, and I hope it encouraged you to think a little differently about giving presents this year! Good luck and happy holidays!
~ Chris ~
And here are the rest of the Très Frugal DIY Gift Ideas so far: