DIY Glitter Tape and Handmade Christmas Cards

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DIY Glitter Tape -- easy and fun for handmade Christmas cards!

Three out of four members of our household have a serious glitter fetish. The fourth (we won't mention names) grumbles about the glitter trails left behind us, the glitter on the scalp, the glitter period.

But he's outnumbered and our love of glitter just continues to grow.

We've been making Christmas cards over the last couple of days and have indulged ourselves by making our own glitter tape designs.

Here's how:

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First assemble your materials: glitter in assorted colors, blank cards (I made our own from watercolor paper), scissors, markers/pens, and washi tape (optional, but why not?).

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Don't forget the most important item—double-sided tape!

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Start by tearing off pieces of the double sided tape and pressing them to your card in any design desired. Leave the top protective paper on for now.

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Once your tape design is complete, peel off the protective paper on one or more of the tapes—any that will be the SAME color of glitter. If you're going to use multiple glitter colors, leave those others covered for now.

Note: Maia (8yo) could pull off the paper from the double sided tape okay, but Daphne (4yo) had trouble so I did that part for her.

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Sprinkle glitter over the exposed, sticky piece of double-sided tape…

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…until it looks mostly covered. Tip the card and shake off the excess.

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Peel off the protective coating on any tape pieces that will be your next glitter color, sprinkle on the glitter, and shake off the excess.

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Repeat as desired.

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I made a rainbow-colored Christmas tree…

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and Daphne liked it so much that she made one, too. 

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And then another one.

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And I have to admit I made a few myself. The whole process was rather addictive and I think the glitter tape look is so pretty!

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I got tired of cutting off the edges of the cards to fit into our too-small envelopes, so started wrapped them in wrapping paper instead and sealing the edges with washi tape. It was so easy (I didn't bother with cutting out an envelope-shaped template, just wrapped it like a present) and so festive!

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This DIY glitter tape technique is great for straight lines, but when it comes to curves, we've decided that a glue stick is the way to go. Maia made a glitter wreath card for her great Grandma.

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Daphne made a glitter "fire making contest" card (top left) with boys on one fire-making team and girls on the other. We all added washi tape borders, designs, and elements to many of our cards.

Btw, I have yet to try glue dots or the roll-on tape, but I think either would work great with glitter!

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  1. says

    I actually found that the way to make circles with tape is to cut them into small pieces and put them in a circle shape. That’s of course, only if you don’t want to use a glue stick

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