Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Cards with Buttons, Tape, and Twine

Here's an easy little project with a few of my favorite crafty supplies: buttons, baker's twine, japanese masking tape, and pretty paper.

  • Select your paper and fold to your preferred card size.
  • Wrap the baker's twine around the card and then cut to the desired length. String a few festive buttons onto the twine.
  • Cut out some mini triangle flags from the tape and tape one end of the baker's twine to the card and wind around the card, securing the other end with another flag. Place your remaining flags on the outside and inside of the card.

You probably didn't even need me to spell that out, it's so easy! If you don't happen to have these crafty supplies around, I'll share my favorite sources with you. I took pictures of these ones before I received the most fabulous baker's twine in the mail - Divine Twine! And yes, it really IS divine! I ordered the turquoise one and you get yours right here. And a fun selection of tape can be found at Happy Tape.

I think the best part of these cards is that the recipient can take them apart and then reuse the supplies. Atleast that's what I would do :)

I just can't let go of a pretty card, but I certainly do not need boxes of old holiday cards lying around.
Of course I do have a special box that contains my sentimental ones, like those lovey dovey ones from me and my husband's first holidays together...hehe, but I don't think he would want others to know that he really can be a poet :)

So after the holidays, I'll go through the cards I received and keep my favorites, planning to do something crafty with them eventually. How about you, what do you usually end up doing with your cards? Have you received your first Christmas card yet?!


  1. Jamie, your cards are soooo cute! I'm using some twine and japanese masking tape for my holiday cards too! Thanks for the Divine Twine mention. So sweet of you!

  2. that is so cute! i've been meaning to get some of that twine. thanks for the link and happy holidays!!

  3. These are so easy and super cute. Those tiny triangles for flags are clever and lovely!

  4. Those cards are really cute! What a great idea! Found your blog through Decor8, and glad I did!

  5. This is really cute! something that I might actually be able to make and still have it look nice. :-) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Adorable idea! Thanks for sharing with us.


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