DIY Cheerful Lacing Art Printable

DIY Cheerful Lacing Art Printable for Kids

I don’t know about you, but even my best days ben­e­fit from some cheer­ful words, not to men­tion things with cute faces! Why not print out some fun say­ings and hang them around your house or pass them along to a friend who could use a smile? These lac­ing cards are sim­ple enough for chil­dren to help with (and prac­tice their fine motor skills), but they can eas­ily be dressed for grown-ups to enjoy too.

DIY Cheerful Lacing Art DIY Cheerful Lacing Art

What You Need

  • Print­able cheer­ful lac­ing art tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Rib­bon (about 2 yards)
DIY Cheerful Lacing Art

Step 1
Print the lac­ing tem­plate onto heavy card stock. If your printer can’t han­dle thick stock, you can take the file to a copy shop. Cut out around the card shapes, then use a hole punch on each white dot around the edge.

DIY Cheerful Lacing Art

Step 2
Start­ing at one side near the top, weave a 3 to 4″ tail of rib­bon (use remov­able tape to secure it for younger chil­dren). Then lace the rib­bon around the edge.

DIY Cheerful Lacing Art

Step 3
When you reach the start of your lac­ing, secure the rib­bon with a knot on the back. Trim the short tail.

DIY Cheerful Lacing Art

Step 4
Use the longer tail to form a hanger, tying a knot at the other side of the card, with the knot hid­den on the back. Trim the extra ribbon.

DIY Cheerful Lacing Art

Step 5
Your cheer­ful art is ready to dis­play or gift to a friend!

DIY Cheerful Lacing Art

Thin rib­bon is the eas­i­est to work with because it goes through the holes so well, but you can change the look of your art with dif­fer­ent lac­ing mate­ri­als. Try wider rib­bon, jute, suede cord­ing, or fab­ric strips!

Happy crafting—and happy day!

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