Nature Inspired Christmas Cards

If your kids loved making our Fall Leaf Art, they are going to love these Nature Christmas Cards! What a wonderful way of cutting down on all the plastic around this time of year! These cards are very environmental friendly, and decorative too!

MATERIALS

  • Pressed leaves
  • Evergreens
  • Berries (optional)
  • Card stock or paper
  • Christmas shape cutter
  • Glue gun
  • White glue
  • Ribbons (optional)

STEPS

  1. Start by carefully cutting the pressed leaves into shapes using your shape cutters. We love using stars, snowmen, Christmas trees or snowflakes.
  2. Cut evergreens into small pieces.
  3. Cut and fold your card stock into desired card size.
  4. Lay out your design on the card before gluing.
  5. Apply the evergreen carefully with a glue gun.
  6. White glue or a glue stick will attach the leaf shapes onto the card & evergreen.
  7. Let dry completely before writing your Christmas greetings.

TIPS

You can try and preserve your fall leaves to make them last longer. There are several different methods, like ironing leaves between two sheets of waxed paper, drying them in a microwave, or spraying them with acrylic sealer.

We prefer to leave them natural and make sure we collect and save a lot to allow for any accidental damage in the process.

SCOPE

Cost: $
# of People: individual, group
Difficulty: Simple
Travel: No
Time: 30min

Article by Kirsten

Kirsten is a Co-founder of Peregrine and the Creative Director for Discovery. For the past 20 years she has been working in film and animation around the world, 10 years ago her and her husband opened their own creative studio to support the lifestyle they wanted as a growing family. Kirsten has always been a very creative person and believes every child is born with an immense capacity for imagination and creativity. Her hope is to build an environment in which these traits can be nurtured and thrive, while providing foundational skills needed for the 21st century.