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Make Watercolor Christmas Cards + Envelope Liners

These beautiful watercolor Christmas cards and envelope liners are a lovely handmade way to celebrate the holidays!

How to Make Watercolor Holiday Cards + Envelope Liners

I have secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) always wanted to be a watercolor painter. I don’t know what it is about watercolor painting — the way that the colors run and soak into the paper is just so fascinating, isn’t it?

And lucky for me it’s forgiving, because you can kind of pretend to know what you’re doing even if you’re a total newbie like me. High five.

If you have secret watercolor dreams too, I’m here to tell ya that you can totally tackle making these easy watercolor Christmas cards.

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More Handmade Holiday Projects

I take so much joy in making things always, but, especially around the holidays.

There is a particular type of feeling that it evokes in me — listening to holiday music, sipping on something cozy, and using your hands to create something that will become a family heirloom or a gift for somebody you love.

It’s such a content and full feeling.

So I rounded up a few of my other favorite holiday projects if you love capturing that feeling too. Be sure to pin your favorites so that you can find them easily again when you’re ready to get festive.

Watercolor Holiday Cards

I can’t take credit for the design of these cards, but I definitely can take credit for painting them!

I recently took Creativebug’s watercolor holiday card class and was so excited about how much anxiety it took away from trying to tackle a watercolor project as a newbie.

The course had me whipping out brushstrokes like a pro in no time.

How to Make Watercolor Holiday Cards + Envelope Liners

We’ve talked about Creativebug before, and if you missed it I’d love to catch you up. If you’re a DIY fan or a maker, it’s a brilliant idea for trying out new projects or techniques. For a small monthly fee you gain access to their library of how-to videos, and learn all kinds of different crafting techniques!

You can add classes to your own personal library so they never expire, and you can download the app and watch from anywhere. New classes are added all the time, and the instructors are top notch.

I had the pleasure of working with a few of the teachers at a conference a few years back, and this gang definitely takes “making” to the next level.

How to Make Watercolor Holiday Cards + Envelope Liners

Should You Hand Paint Christmas Cards?

Truthfully, I could probably never make it through my entire list of holiday card recipients if I were going to try to paint them all. It’s just too many!

But, where these watercolor Christmas cards come in very handy is for special gifts or important people in your life. You could even teach your kids to paint these easy patterns and they could make handpainted cards for their teachers or grandparents.

Making a handful of these is definitely achievable, enjoyable, and special.

How to Make Watercolor Holiday Cards + Envelope Liners

Adding a Liner to Handmade Christmas Cards

I kept kind of stressing out about getting it just right (hello, Type A creative!) but as it turns out, you kind of can’t go wrong with watercolor.

The little wreath painting is a total snap, and you could probably even do it with kiddos if you wanted to have a crafternoon together.

I especially love the little patterned liner that you learn to make in the class. The liners make the card and envelope feel substantial and elevated. It’s such a pretty touch.

So whaddaya think?! Would you be more likely to try out some image transfer gift wrap, or paint up some holiday cards?

I hope you love making these. Happy holidays! xoxo

How to Make Watercolor Holiday Cards + Envelope Liners

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