We got into painting with white markers. After the gingerbread town, the next project is a gingerbread house Christmas card. All you need is a brown card, marker and trinkets. The white and red paper straws we used for Christmas stars earlier may also come in handy 🌟🌟🌟.
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You will need
- Brown cardboard
- White marker or white paint and thin brush. At the same time, the marker is much easier to draw.
- Materials for decorating the house – the gingerbread house card can only be painted white with a marker, but it can be additionally decorated with various trinkets. We used sequins, self-adhesive pearls and crystals, paper straws, stickers and buttons.
- Universal glue – optional if you will be decorating with non-adhesive materials.
How to make a gingerbread house Christmas card
The first step is to cut out the shape of the house. I like it very much when the chimney is only on the bottom part of the card. Then you should:
- Fold the card in half
- Measure half on the top edge and the same distance on the sides.
- Cut the bevel on the left side of both parts of the card.
- On the right, cut the bevel only on the upper part.
- Draw the chimney on the lower part and cut it out.
The next step is to paint the patterns with a white marker. Here, apart from standard elements such as tiles, windows and doors, it is worth adding a lot of Christmas accents so that the card is sprinkled in white.
Then you can move on to decorating the cottage. Of course, the gingerbread house card can only be painted white with a marker, but you can also decorate it with various trinkets. We used sequins, self-adhesive pearls and crystals, paper straws, stickers and buttons.
The gingerbread house Christmas cards
Below some of our designs, the ones with sequins and buttons are mine. The card with the straws all around is by my eight-year-old daughter, and the one with the crystal border around the roof is for by my five-year-old daughter.
Check out our ideas
If you are looking for more DIY Christmas ideas, you can find them in the Christmas section.
Advent calendars tutorials are here. We also check ideas for activities for the advent calendar which you can download and print.
Ideas for Christmas cards you will find here.
Ideas for Christmas tree ornaments are here.
All other DIY ideas for Christmas, including potato stamps or gift tags are available here.
If you are looking for more inspiration for playing with children, check our section DIY with kids.
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!