Nifty·Posted on Dec 3, 201249 Awesome DIY Holiday CardsIf there's one thing you're going to hand-make this holiday season, avoid the generic store-bought Christmas cards and opt for one of these creative ideas. Most people display their Christmas cards, and yours will be sure to stand out.by Peggy WangBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Instagram Photo Cards sayyestohoboken.com Get the tutorial here. content.photojojo.com Another variation on the Instagram card. 2. Craft Paper Cards and Envelopes sweettidings.blogspot.com Get the tutorial here. 3. Pop-Up Christmas Tree Cards styleathome.com Get the instructions and free printable here. littlepaperbird.blogspot.com Add bunting on string. 4. Washi Tape Christmas Trees scraptime.ca chezlarsson.com Or use pieces of leftover ribbon. 5. The Hole-Punch Wreath Card curbly.com If you have a couple sizes of hole punchers, you can easily make this graphic wreath card from colored paper. 6. The 3-D Poinsettia Card styleathome.com This card is made from construction paper and rhinestones. 7. The Metallic Snowflake Stamp Card cardsbyzuma.com This motif requires some rubber snowflake stamps and a metallic stamp pad or metallic paint. leftoverqueen.com 8. The Machine-Sewn Card amyalamode.com 9. Fingerpaint Christmas Cards by the Kids ardorblog.com A fun art project for the little ones. 10. The Cut-Out Tree Card ashbeedesign.com Get the directions here. 11. Glitter and Bark Holiday Card tatertotsandjello.com The pattern comes from a printable you can find here. 12. The Tiny Doily Card mygirlthursday.com Get the directions here. 13. The Hand-Sequined Christmas Card smittenandhazel.com Get the tutorial here. 14. Felt and Fabric Christmas Cards makeitdear.blogspot.com Use pinking shears and any fabric scraps. mypapersecret.blogspot.com Another fabric scrap design. 15. A Gingerbread House–Decorating Party Invitation onecharmingparty.com Directions are here. 16. The Holly Card marthastewart.com Instructions are here. 17. The Paper Loop Card ashbeedesign.com This isn't a card you want to mail, however — the loops will get crushed. You could always use ribbon instead. 18. A Simple Wreath Holiday Card frolic-blog.com Be sure to include the string so it can be reused as an ornament or gift tag. 19. Colorful Button Cards michellephilippi.com There's no DIY for this, but you creative types should be able to figure it out on your own. foundnowhome.blogspot.com Another cute button-card idea. scrapperia.blogspot.com 20. The Glittery Reindeer Card bliss-athome.com Stencil a design on paper and fill with glitter. Use extra-hold hairspray to seal glitter. 21. Super-Simple Stitched Cards aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com You could also use these as gift tags. 22. The Pixel Pop-Up Card minieco.co.uk Kind of the coolest card ever. Instructions are here. 23. The Ribbon Christmas Tree Card vk.com 24. The Adorable Drying Mittens Card spoonful.com Get the instructions here. 25. The Stamped Handkerchief Christmas Card allieruthdesign.blogspot.com Get the directions here. 26. The Embroidered Christmas Card cfabbridesigns.com Even a super-simple design can look totally adorable using this technique. thesmashable.com Use a stencil and hand-stitch the lines. cfabbridesigns.com cfabbridesigns.com 27. The Clever Reindeer Pop-Up Card marthastewart.com This one takes a little skill. 28. The 3-D Geometric Christmas Card blog.hgtv.com Use the free printable to create this Christmas card. 29. Photo-Lined Envelopes sweetpaulmag.com Find the tutorial here. 30. A Simple Geometric Stamped Card printpattern.blogspot.com Use yarn wrapped around a wooden block to achieve this design. Green, red, or metallic ink will turn a simple pattern into a Christmas motif. 31. The Embroidery Floss Tree Card curbly.com Video tutorial below. sunset.com View this video on Vimeo vimeo.com 32. Doily Money-Holder Card rhonnadesigns.blogspot.com Get the directions here. 33. A Christmas Card Idea for the Kids goodideasandtips.com The shape is made by tracing your hand. 34. The Fabric Pen Christmas Card abeautifulmess.typepad.com The design shown here is for a book cover, but you could easily adapt it to fancy cardstock for a Christmas card. 35. Photobooth Strip in a Box simplyradiant.blogspot.com Include a photobooth-strip photo of your family and some candies in each package. 36. The Ruffled Christmas Card etcetorize.blogspot.ca The scalloped effect was achieved by using a Martha Stewart hole punch. 37. Rickrack Christmas Cards marthastewart.com These cards use that wavy trim you can find at most craft stores. 38. The Simple Moose Christmas Card whatscrafting.com All you need is a template and some pretty paper or fabric. 39. Envelopes Made from Wrapping Paper or Magazine Pages marthastewart.com 40. The Hand-Drawn Card 41. Thumb-Print String of Lights Card beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com 42. Gold-Edged Envelopes 100layercake.com Follow this tutorial to make these tastefully edged envelopes. 43. DIY Christmas Stamps luloveshandmade.blogspot.com Requires some tools, but you could ostensibly keep these around forever. Get the tutorial here. 44. The Super-Sparkly Christmas Card ramblingbrooke.com 45. Easy Felt Holiday Cards laxtoyvr.blogspot.com 46. The Reindeer Card styleathome.com 47. The Paint-Chip Christmas Card hersutah.com Cut shapes out of paint chips and glue onto card stock. stetlerarts.blogspot.com 48. The Colorful Nail Polish Card hellogiggles.com View this video on YouTube youtube.com Here's the video tutorial. 49. The Goofy/Artsy/Heartwarming Family Photo Card thepapermama.com The Paper Mama has a few good photo ideas.