Making Glittery Christmas Cards

Here is a glittery Christmas card that I made with a Christmas tree accent.
Here is a glittery Christmas card that I made with a Christmas tree accent. | Source

The Christmas season is all about glittery, and you can express your love for all things sparkly by designing your own simple Christmas cards. At the store many of the Christmas cards have simple pictures and text, and you can make these yourself with a package of blank cards and some glitter glue. In the photo gallery below I will share the various glitter glue cards I made over the last few days.

Two glittery Christmas cards that I made with glitter glue.
Two glittery Christmas cards that I made with glitter glue.

The two cards above illustrate how fun and festive simple Christmas glitter cards can be.

Making The Glittery Christmas Cards With Cursive Text

On the first card I wrote Merry Christmas in cursive handwriting.
On the first card I wrote Merry Christmas in cursive handwriting. | Source

The first glittery Christmas card I created is a simple card with cursive text.

Next, I folded my card in half, and had the red glitter glue ready to trace over "Merry Christmas".
Next, I folded my card in half, and had the red glitter glue ready to trace over "Merry Christmas". | Source

I purchased the pre-folded the cards, but you can always just fold cardstock in half to make your card.

Here I have finished tracing over "Merry" with the red glitter paint.
Here I have finished tracing over "Merry" with the red glitter paint. | Source

In the photo above I traced around "Merry" with red glitter paint.

Another picture of the completed red glittery Merry.
Another picture of the completed red glittery Merry. | Source

My experiment with using tipped glitter glue has taught me this is not as easy to control when tracing over cursive letters. If you want glittery cursive letters on your card, I would recommend purchasing sparkle gel pens. However, you can stick with the traditional glitter glue, which is cheaper and can be found at the dollar store.

Here I traced over the "Christmas" text with the gold glitter glue.
Here I traced over the "Christmas" text with the gold glitter glue. | Source

I used the gold glitter glue to finish tracing over the "Christmas" part of the message on the front of the card. After I applied the glitter glue to the card, I allowed it to dry overnight. I noticed it was still a bit tacky the next day, so I suggest allowing amble time for drying if you are going to use glitter glue to decorate your cards. However, if you use the glitter gel pens, then you do not have to wait for your cards to dry overnight.

Making A Glittery Christmas Card With Printed Text

Write the words "Merry Christmas" in printed text on the front of the card.
Write the words "Merry Christmas" in printed text on the front of the card. | Source

Write the words "Merry Christmas" in printed text on the front of the card. It is easier to trace over printed text with glitter glue, as long as the letters are on the larger side.

I traced the word "Merry" with the red glitter glue.
I traced the word "Merry" with the red glitter glue. | Source

Above I traced around the "Merry" printed text with the sparkly glitter glue.

The "Christmas" text was traced over with gold glitter glue.
The "Christmas" text was traced over with gold glitter glue. | Source

I used the gold toned glitter glue to etch over the word "Christmas".

I used two green colored pencils to draw a wreath on each side of the card.
I used two green colored pencils to draw a wreath on each side of the card. | Source

Making A Glitter Christmas Card With Gold And Silver Glitter Glue

Here I am writing the text Merry Christmas on the front of the card.
Here I am writing the text Merry Christmas on the front of the card. | Source

I wrote the text Merry Christmas in large print manuscript on the front of the card.

Here I am tracing over the "Merry" text with a silver glitter glue.
Here I am tracing over the "Merry" text with a silver glitter glue. | Source

I traced over the silver letters with the glitter glue of this hue.

Here I finished tracing over the word "Christmas" with the silver glitter glue.
Here I finished tracing over the word "Christmas" with the silver glitter glue. | Source

Gold glitter glue was used to frost over the word "Christmas".

I decorated the wreath on the card with little red glitter glue holly berries.
I decorated the wreath on the card with little red glitter glue holly berries. | Source

Using Red And Grey Markers To Make Glitter Letters "Pop Out"

I wrote Merry Christmas with red and grey markers.
I wrote Merry Christmas with red and grey markers. | Source

On the front of the card I wrote "Merry Christmas" with red and grey markers.

I copied over the red marker with the red glitter glue.
I copied over the red marker with the red glitter glue. | Source

I used a red marker to write Merry, and then I traced over it with red glitter paint to make the text more vibrant.

I used the glitter paint to trace over the grey text of "Christmas".
I used the glitter paint to trace over the grey text of "Christmas". | Source

I traced over the silver "Christmas" with the same color of glitter glue.

Here I have added the glittery Christmas tree to decorate the card.
Here I have added the glittery Christmas tree to decorate the card. | Source

The picture above is of my favorite glitter Christmas card that I created with silver and red glitter glue. For this card I created a tree accent, and used glitter glue to make Christmas balls for it.

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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Love glitter...and DIY cards can be very special to the recipient. I've received some great ones from my young students and grandkids!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I appreciate your comments Sinea Pies!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I love to see glitter on Christmas cards and this sounds so much fun, people like to receive personalised cards.

Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas, best wishes MM


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Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York

I agree with Movie Master: a card is a lot more special when you've made it yourself. Thanks for showing us how, Sweetie!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I appreciate your comments, Movie Master and Paradisie7!


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Aya Katz 4 years ago from The Ozarks

SweetiePie, I love your Christmas card design. When my kids were younger, we used to make our own cards and we used a lot of glitter glue!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

I really like glitter glue. I like now that you can buy the glue with the glitter in it. As a kid I hated putting down the glue first, pouring on the glitter, and the mess of dumping the glue off the paper. There is less waste of product and money with the glitter glue. Parents do not have to worry about glitter ending up all over the floor, or in your hair. Glitter always ended up in my hair.


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alekhouse 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

What a fun project. My granddaughter would get a kick out of this. I loved your video...Good job, Julia.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Alekhouse,

I think your niece would have some fun with glitter glue, which works for all types of year round projects. Thanks for reading!


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Julia, I enjoyed seeing how you created this card. Just yesterday I was thinking how I enjoy getting cards by mail, but it seems every year we get less and less as some friends send greetings online, and I miss this tradition. I am old fashioned so I send out Christmas greetings by snail mail. Very nice job!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi VioletSun,

You are right about how a card in the mail around Christmas just cannot be replaced with the electronic version.

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