Friday, December 22, 2006

recycled Christmas card ideas

Recycle your Christmas cards
Greeting Card Crafts and ActivitiesAfter Christmas, or any occasion, what do you do with all the beautiful greeting cards you receive? Do you pack them away? Do you throw them away?Forget those ideas and recycle those used greeting cards! Here are some ideas to get you started. Can you think of others?

Bookmarks - Create unique bookmarks with pictures cut from old greeting cards.

Gift Tags - Be prepared with fancy, home-made gift tags.

Greeting Cards - Transform old greeting cards into new ones!

Lacing Toy - Make fun lacing cards for the younger kids.

Ornaments - Trim your holiday tree with these simple ornaments.

Place Mats - These decorations can be made from a handful of old greeting cards.

Storage Box - Use decoupage techniques to create this fun box.

I got these ideas from a link of SCS....can you think of any other ideas you do with old cards? I tried the lacing toy for Kylie yesterday and it was great! Gave me a few moments to work on my Christmas cards (most finished, thankfully now).....

Soooo leave a comment if you can think of any other ideas....would love to hear them!

Will post a pic later,


Cindy Keery said...

Merry Christmas, Kerry!

Rosella said...

Wasn't able to give you your Christmas card! Hope you'll except it in the new year!!
I'll have to think of these ideas!!

Sarah said...

thanks for this idea, Ker, I posted it on my blog after you put it on the yahoo group.

I keep handmade cards, and the odd one gets re-made into a new card!! I can't bear the thought of throwing any cards away that people have given me. When I was a kid my mom used to put cards we got into scrapbooks (baby cards, 1st b-days - and beyond that, actually), and so I guess I got that habit from her. I still have all the cards that people gave us last year for Christmas (not just the handmade ones) and I don't really know what I'm going to do with them... maybe one of your suggestions!