Maggy is an avid DIY maker who is passionate about handmade decorating. Maggy is a huge fan of cutting, gluing, and stitching.
My son is into ATV riding, so I decided to create a special Christmas gift for him. I was inspired by an ATV Christmas card I found, so I decided to use it in my DIY. I'm pretty sure every quad rider would love to receive such a gift, so I'd like to share my tutorial with you here.
This DIY craft was easy to make. I used three Christmas printables that are free to download—you can find the links below in the "Supplies" section. It took only 40 minutes to cut out the printables and put them together. Every rookie and professional crafter is welcomed to take a go!
- 1 ATV Christmas card
- 1 chimney cutout
- 2 Santa's hat cutouts
- 1 red paper stripe
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1 glue stick
- Before you print out the Christmas templates, make sure one of the Santa's hats is flipped horizontally so you can glue them together after.
- You also need a red stripe to make a cardholder. You can cut it out using regular red paper, but I printed the second copy of the chimney and cut off the narrow bottom part. Make sure the width of the stripe is equal to the width of the chimney's top part.
1. Get Started
Cut out all the Christmas printables and let's begin the magic!
2. Make a Cardholder
Take the chimney and the red stripe and put their faces down. Fold the edges of the stripe so the width of the stripe is equal to the width of the narrow part of the chimney. You'll use this stripe as a cardholder. The ATV Christmas card will be hidden behind the chimney to surprise the receiver.
3. Glue the Cardholder
Glue the edges of the red stripe to the inner side of the chimney just where the narrow part begins. Make sure the width is accurate and the edges don't come out from the chimney. Refold the edges if needed. It's better to use another red stripe if the first attempt doesn't satisfy you.
4. Test the Cardholder
Take the ATV Christmas card and put it inside the cardholder. Make sure the card passes through the stripe with no problems. There should be a little gap between the cardholder and the chimney so the card won't slip off. The point is to hide the card behind the chimney so that when the recipient gets the gift, they can easily pull the card out from the cardholder.
5. Make the Santa's Hat
Take two copies of the hat and glue them together. If you flipped one hat horizontally, they should fit together perfectly. Only specific parts of the hat should be glued. You have to glue the red top, the white ball, and the sides of the white brim. Don't glue the bottom part of the brim. It should stay unglued so the card can slip inside the hat.
Santa's hat plays an important part in this DIY card. It's not just a decoration; the hat is sort of a lid that covers the greeting card. The idea lies in using the hat to pull the card out from the chimney. At first, the receiver won't spot the surprise hidden between the chimney and the hat.
6. Test the Santa's Hat
Take the ATV Christmas card and place the top of it inside the hat. Make sure it fits in easily. The hat's brim should be wider than the card so there's enough room for it.
7. Put the Craft Together
If everything is set, it's time to put the Christmas printables together! Place the Christmas card inside the cardholder at the back of the chimney. The top of the card should come out a bit so the hat can hide it. Cover the card with the Santa's hat so the greeting card is hidden.
Make small cuts at the sides of the hat's brim so the hat can sit tightly on the chimney. Make sure the top of the greeting card is hidden inside the hat.
8. Present the Gift
Voila! Your ATV-themed Christmas card is ready to bring revelry to the four-wheeler rider in your life.
This craft is quite versatile. You can put any Christmas card inside the chimney, but I went with an ATV theme because that's what my son likes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
© 2020 Maggy Brandon