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Want to find an easy way to make pretty stand out home made cards? So easy that even a toddler can join in? Then look no further. This week we made hole punch confetti cards.
Hole Punch Confetti Cards
I am always looking for crafts so easy that even a 3 year old can do it. But I am also always on the lookout for crafts that are kinder to the environment. A lot of the craft posts I read have really unsustainable resources, such as glitter or plastic confetti.
I really wanted to avoid plastic waste as much as possible, yet make some pretty cards that would stand out.
You will need
- a hole punch
- a glue stick
- some card stock as the base for your greetings card
- a selection of different leaves of all colours.
- some small embellishments (optional) or other pieces of card
Use the hole punch to punch out lots of holes in the leaves. And collect up all the leaf dots that you collect. Autumn is a brilliant time to do this – you can find leaves with wonderful red, yellow and brown colours as well as green.
Leave the dots overnight in a warm place to dry out slightly. You can use them straight away, but they stick better when dried a little. They do darken slightly.
Then take your card, draw a design in glue stick, and sprinkle the dots over the design.This was E’s favourite bit!
Shake off the excess dots. You may need to press a few of the dots into the glue a little. Simple designs are best, such as a circle or tree shape.
Let the dots dry, then embellish. And yes, I have used a few plastic sequins and buttons, but these can be picked off and reused. And if you use a plain card with no finish, the whole card can be cut into small pieces and composted, along with what is left of the leaves after you have used the hole punch!
You can also use green card or paper to make these. The best type is paper or card that is the same colour on both sides – that way you don’t get a lot of white dots.
I love to save last years Christmas cards, so maybe some of these could be used to make different coloured dots, to the embellishments.
You could use an ink stamp to stamp a message onto the card before decorating with dots. Or stick the dots on separately to give a more refined look.
I am sure you’ll agree that anyone will be pleased to receive these hole punch confetti cards. And that they are so easy that anyone could join in the fun of creating them.
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