Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Recycled Christmas Cards by Jen


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


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.
 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.
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!!!


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

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

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

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

  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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