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Spring is here and that means all kinds of opportunities for card giving… graduations, Mother’s Day or just because. This diy hand painted accordion card is sure to spruce up the occasion!

DIY paper accordion card idea. Love this easy watercolor card tutorial, the cutest idea for a sweet birthday gift. Handmade birthday gifts are the best!

Here’s a way to make your own cards special, plus it’s simple enough that {with a little help} your littles can make them too!

DIY paper accordion card idea. Love this easy watercolor card tutorial, the cutest idea for a sweet birthday gift. Handmade birthday gifts are the best!

You’ll need:

  • large strip of paper from a drawing pad or wrapping paper…cut to 3″ x 21″ {for a word of 6 letters… adjust accordingly}
  • card stock
  • craft paints
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • bone folder {or credit card, popsicle stick, etc}
DIY paper accordion card idea. Love this easy watercolor card tutorial, the cutest idea for a sweet birthday gift. Handmade birthday gifts are the best!
Start by painting patches of the card stock and let dry completely.
 
DIY paper accordion card idea. Love this easy watercolor card tutorial, the cutest idea for a sweet birthday gift. Handmade birthday gifts are the best!
DIY paper accordion card idea. Love this easy watercolor card tutorial, the cutest idea for a sweet birthday gift. Handmade birthday gifts are the best!
After the paint is dry, cut a message from the painted sections, making sure they are shorter than your paper strip.  {Mine are about 2.5 inches}
 
 
If you are following my word length/dimensions, use a bone folder to crease the paper strip every 3 inches.  Alternate folding, accordian style, on creases.
 

Use a glue stick to adhere letters to folded paper.

DIY paper accordion card idea. Love this easy watercolor card tutorial, the cutest idea for a sweet birthday gift. Handmade birthday gifts are the best!

Fold your card, tie it with twine, and then put it in an envelope filled with confetti.  Deliver it or mail to your lucky friend!

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Hand Painted Accordion Card

Spring is here and that means all kinds of opportunities for card giving… graduations, Mother’s Day or just because. This DIY hand painted accordion card is sure to spruce up the occasion!

Materials

  • large strip of paper from a drawing pad or wrapping paper…cut to 3″ x 21″
  • card stock
  • craft paints
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • bone folder or credit card, popsicle stick, etc

Instructions

  • Start by painting patches of the card stock and let dry completely.
  • After the paint is dry, cut a message from the painted sections, making sure they are shorter than your paper strip.
  • If you are following my word length/dimensions, use a bone folder to crease the paper strip every 3 inches.  Alternate folding, accordian style, on creases. 
  • Use a glue stick to adhere letters to folded paper.
  • Fold your card, tie it with twine, and then put it in an envelope filled with confetti.  Deliver it or mail to your lucky friend!

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