Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Recycled Christmas Cards by Jen

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Here are some great ideas I found on Pinterest.
What are you going to do with all of the holiday cards you received?
A wreath. The holly leaves are made from Christmas Cards. Originally from Good Housekeeping.

Good Housekeeping How To

Ornaments made with lids. They suggest canning lids, but I think this could be easily adapted to any lids. Originally from Better Homes and Gardens.

BHG How To

Monogram gift tags. I love these. They really dress up a gift. Originally from Martha Stewart.
Martha Stewart How To
Triangle gift boxes. These are so cute and practical. Originally from make homemade gifts.com

http://www.make-homemade-gifts.com/gift-box-patterns.html

Cube box. As shown it can be opened and have a gift inside, but I like the idea of a closed cube also. It reminds me of the photo cubes you can buy. Originally from Crafts@suite 101.

Circle punch ornaments. I have seen these all over the place the last few years. This is a great tutorial. Originally posted at ScoutieGirl.
http://www.scoutiegirl.com/2009/12/tutorial-crafting-a-holiday-card-keepsake-ornament-by-nicole-of-lillyella.html
 Christmas Card book. This is a great tutorial on how to save your cards into a book. I love this idea as is, but I am thinking about making my December Daily next year by using my Christmas card fronts backed with patterned papers. A card for each day. Pictures on the patterned paper side, journaling or whatever on the card side. Originally from The Creative Place.
http://thecreativeplace.blogspot.com/2010/01/tuesday-tutorial-christmas-card-saver.html
There are a lot more ideas of things you can make with Christmas cards on Pinterest. I have a Uses for old Christmas Cards board that you can see at http://pinterest.com/jennifercro/uses-for-old-christmas-cards/  if you would like to see more ideas. There are so many here that I would like to make. I hope I get TONS of Christmas cards.
Merry Christmas!!!
Jen

5 comments:

  1. I love the Christmas card book and the card wreath! The card wreath would make a nice present for someone next year!

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  2. Lovely ideas here Jen - I also like that book idea!

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  3. Lovely - some great ideas. I especially love the wreath - pinning!

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  4. So many fun and beautiful ideas. Thanks for gathering them all together for us.

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  5. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who simply cannot throw out her Christmas cards ;-)
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