I don’t know about you, but thinking of a new and unique creative way to make a gift for a loved one for Christmas is exhausting! I love getting crafty, and putting my DIY-thinking cap on, but sometimes life gets in the way and we are too busy when it comes time to executing our amazing and complex ideas. If this hasn’t happened to you, that is amazing, but true confession… it definitely has happened to me! This time of year can be very overwhelming thanks to Pinterest. To help you out this year, I made an easy-to-do, very inexpensive and simple photo craft for all of the grandparents in our lives. Trust me, very little creative skills are needed for this one! I hope this adorable and easy-to-make tutorial brings you peace in this crazy-busy time and allows you to impress your loved ones. Are you ready to get crafty???
To make this gift you will need:
A close-up, printed, 5×7 photo of your little one. (One for each child.)
Cardstock, any color will do. I selected a Christmas red, but black or green would also look great. (I would recommend buying a small cardstock multipack.)
Brown cardstock. Construction paper works as well, but I noticed that cardstock holds its shape better. (I would recommend buying a small cardstock multipack.)
Small package of little red reindeer nose, puff balls. (One for each child.)
Glue Stick & a Hot Glue Gun
Black Sharpie. I used black, but you can get creative and use a metallic silver or gold as well.
*I found all of these items at my local Hobby Lobby.*
Getting Christmas Crafty – How to make this gift:
Cut around your little one in the photo, to make their silhouette pop out.
With a hot glue gun, glue the red reindeer nose on their photo face, over their nose and mouth area.
Trace each child’s handprint (x2) on the brown cardstock to make the antlers.
Using your hot glue gun, glue the antlers onto each side of the child’s head.
Space your little ones on the cardstock and with the glue stick, glue them on. Feel free to have fun with the placement, and if you have multiple children it’s cute to have them overlap.
Once your little reindeers are glued on, fill free to fill the extra cardstock space with any saying or holiday greeting you would like. Cute quotes and details about your little ones adds a personalized touch.
Ta-Da! You are done and you have fabulous gift for your loved ones. A great keepsake that is sure to bring a smile to their face!
This craft is a great reminder that not everything you do needs to cost a lot of money or should require you to stay up all night crafting. I also love this craft because it keeps your little one’s involved in the process and it doesn’t involve paint or glitter!
Click HERE for another easy-to-do REINDEER gift tutorial!