Are you ready to make your own Christmas cards? Are you looking for some ideas to create homemade western Christmas cards? Western Christmas cards are fun and easy to “Cowboy Up.”
Materials for Your DIY Western Christmas Cards:
For any DIY Christmas cards you’ll want to start by collecting any materials that you have on hand. For a cowboy theme or western Christmas card, there are many free or inexpensive materials that can give your cards a western rustic look.
Paper or plastic? For western Christmas cards it is definitely paper. Paper bags make a great background. You can create several DIY cards from paper bag. Torn edges make the paper bag cardstock look even more rustic.
Twine or Leather:
Using scraps of twine or leather on your DIY western Christmas cards is a great embellishment. You can use a hole puncher to punch two holes and tie a bow. Another cool idea is to punch holes all around the edges of your card and “stitch it” with leather or twine.
Scraps of fabric:
Scraps of fabric from a denim pocket to a piece of a bandana can add texture and interest to your homemade cowboy Christmas card. You could add a denim pocket and have a piece of bandana sticking out or you could cut out ornaments like stars from a bandana fabric to embellish your cowboy or western Christmas cards.
If you’re creating your own homemade cards from cardstock or a paper bag, you can have fun with western theme shapes. With the paper folded in half, sketch out the shapes of a boot, cowboy hat, saddlebag, wreath or cactus.
Supplies for Your DIY Cowboy Christmas Cards:
Scrapbooking.com is a great source for scrap booking paper and scrap booking supplies but they also have unique supplies for making DIY Christmas cards and lots of supplies with a cowboy theme that will make your DIY cowboy or western Christmas cards authentic and fun.
Paper for DIY Western Christmas Cards:
Scrapbooking.com has lots of great neutral and rustic card stock for creating DIY cowboy or western Christmas cards. They also have 12x 12 sheets of red bandana or blue bandana background paper or “Cowboy Up” paper with cowboy related words and phrases in the background for .73 cents.
Stickers for DIY Western Christmas Cards:
Scrapbooking.com has a 5 ½ x 9 inch page of “Cowboy” cardstock stickers in western themes including “rodeo,” ‘mutton buster,” “yee haw,” “cowboy up” and “”rough and tough” and more. This set of cardstock stickers is larger than typical stickers and only $2.29. Another set called “Horses” has horses, saddles and so on and would also be fun for DIY cowboy cards or western Christmas cards.
Scrapbooking.com also offers Cowboy Gear Cleary Stickers, a page of over 20 small cowboy gear stickers including boots, hats, horseshoes and more.
Charms for DIY Cowboy Christmas Cards:
Scrapbooking.com has a set of five mini-charms including a boot, buckle, star, bull and horseshoe for $4.95 that you can tie or brad onto your cowboy Christmas cards for an extra special effect.
You can also find supplies for DIY cowboy cards at your favorite crafts store like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. In addition to cowboy theme paper, stickers and charms you may also want to check out cowboy theme stamps to use with inks or paints. DIY cards should be personal and fun so enjoy making homemade cards that say “Merry Christmas” to your favorite cowboy or cowgirl.