These threaded ribbon Christmas Tree Cards are great for kids of all ages and perfect for working on fine motor skills with the bonus of looking fantastic too. I love that we also added salt dough stars to them. We loved the simple ribbon Christmas cards we made last year, so I have been looking at a similar Christmas card idea for this year that would say Merry Christmas to the people we love. We don’t send a lot of Christmas cards, but the ones we do are all handmade with love and who doesn’t love homemade Christmas cards and I hope you find inspiration with these cards?
I love the simplicity of the card, plus the fact that I have a lot of Christmas ribbons to use up! We used a mixture of white clay stars that we made last year and painted them gold and also some glitter foam ones, I made a template for the holes using my Cricut Explore, but you could just use a long nose single hole punch or a circle punch. If I could have found my punch set (UK Link/US Link) I know the boys would have had a lot of fun using it!
How to make Threaded Ribbon Christmas Tree Cards
This post contains affiliate links. If you make any purchases after clicking one of these links, I will make a small commission (hopefully enough to keep me in tea all year) – at no extra cost to you! This allows me to keep creating and sharing free tutorials and content for you. Thank you!
- White card (UK Link/US Link)
- Ribbon (UK Link/US Link)
- Foam glitter stars (UK Link/US Link)
- Cornflour dough stars
- Glue Dots (UK Link/US Link)
- Hollow punch set (UK Link/US Link)
- Craft hammer (UK Link/US Link)
Draw out your tree onto your card and then punch out the holes. Kids will love using a hole punch set and craft hammer. Just make sure that you have a cutting mat underneath or lots of newspaper. Alternately if you have a cutting machine for convenience use that or use a long-handled hole punch. You can draw the template for the holes with a ruler and pencil. We felt these holiday cards didn’t need a tree trunk.
Then you can start threading. We are using a ribbon that had a pattern on one side, which meant that the boys had to think about how they were threading it and also keeping the pattern to the front of the ribbon. For toddlers and preschoolers wrap some sticky tape on the ends of the ribbon to make threading the greeting cards easier. Secure the end of your ribbon with tape inside of the card.
Once your child has finished threading the ribbon then they need to cut it and tape the end to the back of the card.
Then comes the time to add the star. We used the ones we had made and foam ones. I love Glue dots for times like these as they do not need to dry but you can use a hot glue gun with older children.
Both the boys were delighted with their own cards and they are perfect for giving to their Teachers this week and couldn’t wait to add their signatures inside. We love how handmade cards ad holiday cheer as well as season’s greetings.
For younger children make the holes larger and use a ribbon that is the same on both sides, like a grosgrain ribbon. For toddlers and preschoolers wrap some sticky tape on the ends of the ribbon to make threading the greeting cards easier.
See our other Handmade Christmas Cards here:
- Simple Ribbon Christmas Cards
- Robin Cards
- Washi Tape Christmas Cards
- FIngerprint Wreath Christmas Cards
- Easy Stencil Christmas Cards
- Santa Hat Christmas Cards
- Simple Fabric Christmas Cards