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Sparkling Handmade Christmas Cards With DIY Glitter Tape

by Jean Van't Hul
December 17, 2013
DIY Glitter Tape 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 simple handmade Christmas cards over the last couple of days and have indulged ourselves by making our own glitter tape designs.

Here’s how…

Handmade Christmas Cards with DIY Glitter Tape

DIY Glitter Tape Christmas Cards

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Double sided tape and card

1. Imagine card design and place tape

Start by tearing off pieces of the double sided tape and pressing them to your card in any design desired.

Placing double sided tape on card

Leave the top protective paper on for now.

Double sided tape on card

2. Peel off tape

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

Sprinkling glitter on double sided tape

3. Sprinkle glitter

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

Glitter on double sided tape on card

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

Handmade Christmas Cards with DIY Glitter Tape

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.

DIY glitter tape Christmas card

Repeat as desired.

Our DIY Glitter Tape Cards

DIY Glitter Tape Cards

I made a rainbow-colored Christmas tree.

Finished DIY Glitter Tape Card

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

DIY Glitter Tape Cards -- Handmade Christmas Cards

And then another one.

Handmade Christmas Cards -- Glitter Tape Cards

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!

DIY Christmas Card Envelope

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!

Handmade Christmas Cards with DIY Glitter Tape

Maia made a glitter wreath card for her great Grandma.

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.

Finished handmade Christmas Cards

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 handmade Christmas 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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Handmade Christmas Cards -- DIY Glitter Tape Cards

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