DIY Holiday Card Series: Holiday Card Wreath

By • 10 months ago with no replies yet

Today’s DIY post is also being featured on I Heart Nap Time which is an amazing site with crafty ideas for you to create while baby is napping!  Thanks Jamielyn for the collaboration!

We’ve all been there – stacks of holiday cards are piled high on the countertop, or worse, taped haphazardly to a wall in an effort to contain the chaos. The good ole’ fallback of sticking them to the fridge just isn’t working, plus you’ve got 1 too many friends and not enough magnets. Well, with just a few supplies and some quick, easy steps, you can create a one of a kind card display.

Here’s what you’ll need!

DIY Holiday Card Wreath #zazzle #DIY

Supplies:

  • Wide holiday ribbon for hanging, about 6 ft
  • Solid foam craft wreath (we found ours in the garden section of our local big box craft store)
  • Small Straight Pins
  • Holiday Cards

DIY Holiday Card Wreath #zazzle #DIY

DIY Holiday Card Wreath #zazzle #DIY

Step 1: Loop the ribbon around one edge of the wreath making sure that the ends of the ribbon meet evenly. This will be what the wreath hangs from, so measure the amount of ribbon you’ll need to secure it to your hook or door. Secure the ribbon to the foam wreath with 2 pins, 1 on each side.

DIY Holiday Card Wreath #zazzle #DIY

DIY Holiday Card Wreath #zazzle #DIY

DIY Holiday Card Wreath #zazzle #DIY

Step 2: Lay out the cards in the order that you think will be most visually appealing and start pinning. Pin each card to the wreath using the 1-2 straight pins.

DIY Holiday Card Wreath #zazzle #DIY

Step 3: Continue pinning cards to the foam frame until you’ve covered the entire wreath. If any cards seem loose, just add an extra pin.

DIY Holiday Card Wreath #zazzle #DIY

When you’ve finished, hang your wreath in a space that could use a touch of holiday!

Photography by: Thomas Kuoh
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner

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DIY Holiday Series: Custom Wrapping Paper

By • 11 months ago with one reply

When Zazzle first launched custom wrapping paper I knew exactly what I was going to do with it – cover it with the faces of my friends and family. Not only did I find the idea hysterical, I also figured it would save me a lot of money on gift tags!

This super-simple DIY project is less of a craft project, more of a silly prank. Have fun.

DIY Custom Wrapping Paper #zazzle

Supplies:

  • Custom Zazzle Wrapping Paper (Upload the recipients photo and chose the “Design Area: Tile” within the design tool to achieve the tile-look pictured)
  • Embellishments (permanent markers, glitter glue, sequins, etc.)

DIY Custom Wrapping Paper #zazzle

Step 1: Buy the recipient a sweet holiday gift. Wrap it! Consider the placement of the photos. The more facial surface area the better!

DIY Custom Wrapping Paper #zazzle

Step 2: Draw! Glue! Go crazy on your friends and family! The more ridiculous the better. I started with a classic mustache.

DIY Custom Wrapping Paper #zazzle

DIY Custom Wrapping Paper #zazzle

Then I thought, “You should be a pirate!” So I made him into a pirate.

Let your imagination go wild!

Here are some other fun ideas:

  • glasses
  • whiskers
  • clown makeup
  • speech bubbles
  • earrings
  • devil horns/halo (depending on whether they’ve been naughty or nice of course)

At the end of the project, you’ll be left with super awesomely wrapped gifts. The giftee won’t even care what’s in the box!

DIY Custom Wrapping Paper #zazzle

That’s a wrap.

Show us how you’ve customized your gift wrap by including a link in the comments below!

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