Dollar Tree Christmas Card DIY

When I saw the selection of amazing Christmas cards at the Dollar Tree immediately my mind started racing with ideas for Christmas Card DIY projects! There were so many cute choices and they were such a good quality. The best part was the awesome embellishments that were on the front of the cards. Fun vintage red trucks, festive holiday wreaths and lettering that spelled J-O-Y! Oh, it was on and this cute little DIY came to life…Dollar Tree Christmas Card Store Display

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What you need to make this dollar tree christmas card DIY

  • Dollar Tree Christmas Card
  • 3 miniature photo framses from the Dollar Tree
  • Tissue paper, colorful napkin or gift wrapping paper 
  • Paint if desired
  • Chalk Paint Pens if desired
  • Glue gun and hot glue
  • Scissors

Christmas Card DIY Supplies

How to make cute decor from christmas cards

This was so very easy to make and only took a few short steps. You can start by removing the “guts” of the photo frame and setting them aside for later. Optionally, you can choose to paint your frame a color that matches your holiday decor or your everyday decor. Allow to dry. If the frames are already the color you love; skip this step.Painting Dollar Tree Photo Frame

Taking the paint pen markers I added a touch of festive gold color to the inside edging of my photo frames to make them “pop”.  Again, if you already love the frame the way it is; skip this step.Painting edge of photo frame trim with paint pen marker

Next, take your paper of choice and cut to fit inside the frame. I chose to use my favorite MacKenzie-Childs tissue paper in their black and tan pretty check design for a little different look aside from the usual red and green holiday colors.trimming tissue paper

Now you can reassemble your photo frame making sure to include the new paper inside showing through the glass front.

Finally take the Christmas card and carefully remove the embellishment trying not to tear or bend it too much in the process.peeling off lettering from Christmas card

Keep the mounting tape on the back of the design to use with your project.3-d lettering mounting tape

Add a dot of glue if desired to the places that contain the mounting tape and place on the front of the glass on your photo frames. applying lettering to photo frame

Display with a few ornaments or greenery branches to complete the look!christmas diy final close up

Christmas DIY display

display of JOY diy project

final display of JOY DIY with greenery and ornaments

Ways to display your DOLLAR TREE Christmas Card DIY

  • Arrange them on an entry table and add a small tree
  • Place them on the branches of your main Christmas tree
  • Put them along a window sill with some greenery 
  • Set them out on your tv console underneath the big screen
  • Use them as part of a pretty place setting on each plate
  • Create a centerpiece on the dining table or a buffet table with them
  • Layer them on top of the mantle with ornaments, garland and greenery
  • When entertaining, place them around the serving dishes as added charm

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Dollar Tree Christmas Card DIY

Create a fun and unique holiday decor using a Christmas card and photo frames!

Materials

  • Dollar Tree Christmas Card
  • 3 miniature photo framses from the Dollar Tree
  • Tissue paper colorful napkin or gift wrapping paper
  • Paint if desired
  • Magnolia Paint Pens if desired
  • Glue gun and hot glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • You can start by removing the "guts" of the photo frame and setting them aside for later. Optionally, you can choose to paint your frame a color that matches your holiday decor or your everyday decor. Allow to dry. If the frames are already the color you love; skip this step.
  • Taking the paint pen markers I added a touch of festive gold color to the inside edging of my photo frames to make them "pop".  Again, if you already love the frame the way it is; skip this step.
  • Next, take your paper of choice and cut to fit inside the frame. I chose to use my favorite MacKenzie-Childs tissue paper in their black and tan pretty check design for a little different look aside from the usual red and green holiday colors.
  • Now you can reassemble your photo frame making sure to include the new paper inside showing through the glass front.
  • Finally take the Christmas card and carefully remove the embellishment trying not to tear or bend it too much in the process. Keep the mounting tape on the back of the design to use with your project. Add a dot of glue if desired to the places that contain the mounting tape and place on the front of the glass on your photo frames.  Display.

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  1. Kimeri McGee says:

    Love this! Such a McKinzie child vibe!

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