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It seems that every country has their fair share of holidays, and the US is certainly no exception. And though most Americans either observe them in some way, or at least recognize them and maybe get a day off work, few of them result in buying greeting cards. For the great majority of Americans, greeting cards for holidays are pretty much restricted to Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Father's and Mother's Day, a few for kids on Easter, and a few on New Years.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Not to say that every American buys greeting cards for all or any of those occasions, but most do for at least two or three of the holidays, usually Christmas, Valentines, and Father's and Mother's Day. Regardless of who does what and when, lots of greeting cards are sold for holidays, and it will greatly behoove you to know how to custom make your own, if you send any at all. It's fun, doesn't take much time, very easy to do, and when you go online and custom make your own holiday greeting cards they will be fabulous.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).


To get started, you simply need to know which holidays you want to make your cards for, and if' you're going to make some of them photo cards you'll need a digital picture transferred to your computer for easy uploading to your photo card templates.

Once you're ready, just go online to a web site that has the kind of holiday card designs that you like (and in your price range), as well as the kind of features and options for customizing and personalizing your cards to get them exactly the way you want them. As you go through each step in making your greeting cards for holidays, you will be picking out the card designs you like best, the colors, your favorite messages (that you can change to fit your needs), the fonts you want them printed in, and you can even add your picture or some themed graphics and artwork, if you feel it adds to the overall look.

It's a fast and easy process that's simply a matter of you pointing and clicking until your cards are completed to your total satisfaction. The systematic way you choose every aspect of your cards results in a totally customized card that is finely crafted to your exact specifications. The last step allows you to see your cards in full view. If you aren't thrilled with what you see, make the tweaks necessary until you are.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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