Easy Ribbon Christmas Cards for kids to make 18

There is nothing nicer than receiving a homemade Christmas card and these easy ribbon Christmas cards are so easy for you to make with kids of all ages. You don’t need lots of different materials to make lots of different styles of DIY Christmas cards made with ribbons. I love that I have turned my kids into crafters.

As a family, we love making holiday cards and I don’t know about your children, but my boys love receiving their own greeting cards in the post. You can also miniaturise the cards to make gift tags and replace the ribbon with thinner ribbon or twine.

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How to make Easy Ribbon Christmas cards


  1. A selection of ribbon
  2. Blank Cards and Envelope
  3. Low melt hot glue gun or Sticki Dots for younger children
  4. Star sequins
  5. Sticki Dots
  6. Scissors
  7. Ruler
  8. markers
  9. Merry christmas Stamp
  10. Merry Christmas Washi Tape
  11. Hole punch and craft hammer

To start with the boys ironed the ribbon we had so that it was all flat and easy to use.  I supervised them with the iron and set the ironing board to the lowest height possible.

simple ribbon christmas cards

Ribbon Christmas Tree Cards

This is a great card to make with kids of all ages.  For younger children you can pre-cut the ribbon and then discuss the sizes and which one goes where to make the triangle size for the tree.

Sticki Dots are a brilliant way to adhere the ribbon to the card as it is tacky and already set, so the ribbon stays in place.

Older children can cut the ribbon themselves.  We discussed why we cut on an angle to prevent fraying.  I try really not to make my idea of the outcome influence my boys and if they want to have blue ribbon on their tree then that is fine, it is their own Christmas card.

ribbon cards for kids

In fact when they had made their cards one stuck a white clay star at the top and the other a paper punched star and then they decided we should add some washi tape we had that said Merry Christmas on.

ZigZag Ribbon Christmas tree Card

zig zag ribbon christmas cards

These were a little more challenging to make as the boys needed to hold down and fold the ribbon at the same time. We used our low melt glue gun for this, but if your children are younger then Sticki dots are amazing as they have immediate adhesion on contact with the ribbon and so not require them to keep pressing the ribbon down.

For holding down the ribbon when it has glue on we use lolly stick/craft sticks or the end of a pencil as even low melt glue is hot on little fingers.

We found that a ribbon that is the same on both sides (grosgrain) is best for the zigzag ribbon trees.

The children then stuck a star at the top of the tree.


Ribbon and Button Christmas Tree Cards

I love the way the ribbon on this tree Christmas card loops.

This beautiful Ribbon Christmas card with buttons from I Create Ideas is super fun to make and looks amazing.

I love these green ribbon cards – you can make a beautiful forest.

These ribbon Christmas cards are so easy and if you cut out the tree it would make them super simple for kids to make.

simple ribbon christmas cards
There is nothing like a homemade Christmas card and these easy ribbon Christmas cards are delightful and a great DIY craft for kids