Send this little homemade piece of art out to grandma or other family/friends you aren’t seeing this holiday season.
I don’t know about you, but my eldest LOVES making cards. Its something she asks to make at least once a day. Just take a look at our mantel in the living room if you don’t believe me, there is about 8 or so cards scattered across there at any given time. That’s why this easy quilted card craft was such a hit!
So how did I come across this easy quilted card craft idea?
Well, we follow a lovely woman by the name of Leah, and her blog My Little Robins. Each month I get a snazzy little email full of early learning resources to incorporate into our daily rhythm. Things like themed book titles, scriptures to memorize, bible stories to focus on and simple activities.
So, this months’ theme was quilts! Sounds simple enough, huh? Upon planning our week ahead I was searching for an additional art project to fit the theme.
Like most moms, off to Pinterest I went!
But there was a problem. As I slid my finger across the screen, scrolling scrolling scrolling away…I couldn’t find what I was looking for!
I needed a project simple enough that my four year old could do mostly independent while I helped my 23 month old across the table. It needed to be made using materials we already had…even better if it used something that was just laying around taking up space.
Bingo! That’s when I came up with this sweet idea.
So the let’s get straight to it then!
- Card stock paper
- Fabric scraps cut to about 2.5″x2.5″ squares or construction paper cut the same
- Ribbon (optional) or long strips of construction paper
The beauty of this easy quilted card craft is that it can totally be made to fit any holiday season. All you need to do is use fabric (or construction paper) in corresponding colors and prints. What about Christmas? Grab some red and green colors and prints! What about Valentines day? Grab some pink and red fabric and lots of heart prints too. Don’t forget the glitter! The list goes on and on, friends.
So lets get started!
Lay out those lovely fabric scraps that have been moping around in the sewing box waiting to be used.
Fold the cardstock paper in half, like a card and use a fabric scrap as a template for your grid spacing. Create a grid on the front side of the card so its easy for your child to know where to place each piece of fabric
Next, add glue in the square spaces and apply the fabric. I started off lining the squares with glue like the picture above but I found that just filling the middle instead worked best.
Now you’re going to take the ribbon and measure it out and cut it to fit across the card in the same pattern as the grid you drew. Then squeeze out some glue and apply that ribbon or your long strips of construction paper.
At this point your card probably looks a little shabby and messy. And that is totally okay. Take a minute to carefully wipe any wet glue off of your fabric with a napkin and push down and edges of fabric that have not been glued down all of the way.
After some dry time, trim up the edges!
Does the end result not look exactly “pinterest worthy”?
That’s perfectly fine! The specialness of making something homemade is what should shine through when you do these kind of crafts with your kids. Let them make a little bit of a mess and add their own special touch. I know that the family and friends we send these sweet little quilted card crafts to will be delighted with their uniqueness.
I hope you enjoyed making this craft!
If you’re on Instagram please tag me with a photo of your finished card so I can share it with others in my stories @TheHomespunHive_ !