Learn how to make an adorable DIY Mummy Halloween Card or Invitation. This cute handmade card is perfect for giving to friends or using as a Halloween Party Invitation for your spooky get togethers!
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My niece is visiting in a few weeks … just in time for Halloween!
I’m starting to think of all the fun things we’ll do together, and I’ve come up with a few spooky ideas. And of course, I’m sharing them with you!
I have some awesome Halloween projects planned for you this week, including this cute DIY Mummy Halloween Card or Invitation.
DIY Halloween Card + Halloween Party Invitation
I love making homemade cards.
It’s just a little more special than giving a Hallmark card, you know?
This DIY Mummy Halloween Card or invitation is so simple to make, too. It’s easy enough for kids or adults.
You could make one or two of these cute DIY Halloween cards and give them to friends.
Or make a bunch, and use them as Halloween party invites!
To make this DIY Mummy Halloween Card or Invitation extra simple, I’ve included two free printables for the back … one for a card and one for a write in invitation.
You could also create your own card backs if you don’t like the Halloween invitation wording I chose (I recommend using PicMonkey).
How to Make the DIY Halloween Card / Invitation
Want to make your own DIY Halloween Card or Halloween party invitation? Here’s what you’ll need:
- plain printer paper
- metal edge ruler
- A6 flat cards (I used Slate A6 Note Cards from Paper Source.)
- self-adhesive googly eyes (I love this set with mixed sizes, too!)
- double-sided tape
- free printable card back (scroll to end of post for PDFs)
- white card stock
- A6 envelopes (I used Papaya A6 Envelopes from Paper Source.)
- decorative paper (I bought mine at Paper Source. They have a fun selection of fine papers that is always changing!)
- envelope liner template
Start by crumpling a piece of printer paper, then carefully open it and smooth it out.
Place the ruler over the paper along the short edge. Then, tear the paper into strips about 1-inch wide, using the ruler’s edge to keep the strips straight.
Attach a pair of googly eyes.
I placed my eyes a little off to the side, but you can add them wherever you’d like.
Use a couple strips of paper to help determine your layout.
Use the gluestick to attach the strips of paper to the card.
The strips don’t need to be completely glued down, except at the edges.
Make sure to place the paper at different angles and to leave some of the card peeking through.
Turn your DIY Halloween card over and trim off the excess paper with the scissors.
Print out the card or invitation back on card stock (get the free printable PDFs at the end of the post).
Cut out the backs following the lines on the PDF.
Attach to the back of the card using double-sided tape or a gluestick.
For an extra fun touch, add a liner to your envelope! It’s an easy way to customize any handmade card.
Place an A6 envelope liner template on a piece of decorative paper. Trace around the template with a pen or pencil, then cut it out.
Slide the liner into the envelope with the decorative side facing you. Fold the envelope closed, creasing the decorative paper along the bottom of the flap. Open the envelope, leaving the decorative paper folded down. Apply double-sided tape along the edge of the decorative paper’s flap.
Unfold the decorative paper and press it against the envelope flap to hold in place.
I love the special touch the envelope liner adds to this DIY Mummy Halloween Card or Invitation … doesn’t it look cute?
You can use any kind of fine paper (or even wrapping paper) for envelope liners, so have fun choosing your favorite. Paper Source has an awesome collection!
This DIY Mummy Halloween Card or Invitation turned out so adorable.
I think my niece is going to love it!
Free Halloween Card / Invitation Printables
Click anywhere on the images below (except the “Pin Me!” button) to download the free printable Halloween party invitation or card backs.
For best results, print at full size on card stock paper.
How are you celebrating Halloween?
P.S. Check out all of my Halloween Crafts and Recipes here!